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 Catherine Day from EU Careers to give some advice for people considering this job:

Catherine Day

Secretary General

EU Careers

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Catherine Day
I would advise them to give it a go - it doesn’t mean you have to work there long term. You must know how to speak a language other than your mother tongue reasonably well, as a good proficiency is essential. It’s also important to know and understand the cultural diversity that makes up the European Union.

Our internships are a great chance to come for a short period to determine where your interests lie and taste the experiences. Starting out your career path with the EU gives you a really good foundation of insider knowledge of how the EU works and is so useful professionally, even if you don’t plan on working there forever.

It is also important for young Irish people to consider moving to countries that are not English speaking and working for the EU would be very useful to your long term career.
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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Maximum Media to Create 20 New Jobs in Galway

The new job opportunities will be created in the area of Journalism, design, copywriting, creativity and sales.

Maximum Media has announced that it will be opening a new office in Galway with the creation of 20 new jobs. Maximum media are the company who operate the websites JOE.ie, SportsJOE.ie, Her.ie and HerFamily.ie.

The new job opportunities will be created in the area of Journalism, design, copywriting, creativity and sales. Maximum Media has a reputation for creating award-winning multimedia content for both brands and users.

It currently employs 150 staff and this further growth is a positive sign. This will come as a major boost for Galway and it will encourage a new era of talent and creativity in the area of media and publishing.

To learn more about careers in media and publishing you can click here.

You can also access CAO courses relevant to in sector here.

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