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 Nicole Feighery from Insurance to give some advice for people considering this job:

Nicole Feighery

Customer Care Manager


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Nicole Feighery
I would offer 3 pieces of advice:

- Have a open mind and embrace change in order to grow
- Believe in yourself and your team - anything is possible!
- Be a problem solver, any problem big or small has a solution if you commit to finding one.

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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The current landscape of design in Ireland

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The current landscape of design in Ireland

Friday, November 10, 2017 

The current landscape of design in Ireland

The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) has today published a new report with a specific focus on design.

'Winning by Design - An introduction to the design skills required for firms to be innovative and competitive in global markets', explores the current landscape of design in Ireland, getting behind what exactly is meant by design, which disciplines of design are more relevant to the wider enterprise base and the role of design and the designer in enterprise.

This comprehensive report highlights the complex nature of design today and the myriad ways in which design is rapidly changing.

The focus is not just on what is necessary for the traditional design sectors such as architecture, fashion design, craft, furniture design etc. but also on understanding what design skills are and how they are necessary for the traditionally non-design intensive sectors.

Recommendations are made for the further development and enhancement design in Ireland in key areas including: design education provision; design training for businesses and designer upskilling; and the funding of design. A proposed action plan is included.

'Winning by Design' is available from this link.

The CareersPortal Team