Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Fergus O'Connell from BioPharmachem Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

Fergus O'Connell

Quality Officer

BioPharmachem Ireland

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Fergus O'Connell
A broad science background is very important. An ability to recognise small inconsistencies is equally important. For example do you recognise small discrepancies between different camera shots of the same scene in films and TV series?

An ability to question everything and think laterally is important. Also the ability to say 'no' (not everyone is comfortable doing this). Working in quality is not about being popular and definitely not about being a tyrant but one needs to be approachable, consistent and have good interpersonal skills.

Not all of your decisions are going to be popular but they need to be based on a sound rationale and you need to be able to support them. One also needs to be acutely aware of the fact that your opinion won't always be right.

One must always be open to being convinced of an alternative argument.
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LinkedIn has opened a new EMEA HQ in Dublin

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LinkedIn has opened a new EMEA HQ in Dublin


Monday, September 18, 2017 




LinkedIn has opened a new EMEA HQ in Dublin

LinkedIn opened its brand new new, state-of-the-art 17,650 sq m Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) HQ at Wilton Place in Dublin today. An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald officiated at the launch event.

The new building is the first that LinkedIn has built outside the USA - the result of an €85 million investment. The development was undertaken to meet the needs of LinkedIn’s growing workforce in Ireland, which has increased from three employees to 1,200 in just seven years.

Linkedin’s Dublin operation serves the entire EMEA region and supports customers and members across two continents. The workforce includes people from 55 nations, in functions including sales, marketing, customer service, finance, analytics and engineering.

LinkedIn is continuing to hire in Dublin, with more than 80 jobs currently advertised.

Full details of current vacancies and career opportunities with LinkedIn are available here.

 

The CareersPortal Team