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 Brian Cadigan from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

Brian Cadigan

Primary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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Brian Cadigan
Don't just go into teaching because you are looking for long holidays. To teach everyday you need to like children, be very patient and understanding. However I feel it is one of the most rewarding jobs out there.
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Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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MyFuture+

 

MyFuture+ is a newly developed career learning, development and management tool for Adults.

It has been developed in critical collaboration with representatives from key public service organisations and services that support adult learners and jobseekers in their career management decisions. Individuals can access their unique career file from any mobile device. Administrators/Providers can then view and track their clients and learner career information instantly.

MyFuture+ Brochure

There are two versions of MyFuture+ available:

  • Next Steps: for services supporting jobseekers and adult clients on a one-to-one basis
  • Further Education: for learners, Teachers and Guidance Consellors in FET

The on-line suite of resources aims to assist individuals to explore the world of education, work and employment from an Irish perspective and progress their career development. 

This new resource encourages a process of self-directed learning and is particularly beneficial when used in collaboration with a guidance professional.

Career Learning and Self-Assessment tools include:

  • Career Sectors
  • Interest Profiler
  • Personality assessment
  • Career documents/research facility
  • Career Skills assessment
  • CV and Cover Letter Template 
  • Skills to Succeed Academy 
  • CareerNews
  • Course Search (PLC, CAO and FETCH courses)
  • Career Research
  • Occupations (1,000)
  • Apprenticeships
  • Career/Course Videos
  • Job Search resources and jobs in demand nformation
  • Work Experience Level 4 and 5 integrated

For more information or to organise a presentation for staff contact: Bernadette Walsh on bwalsh@careersportal.ie or phone: 01-2090797.

 



CareersPortal Training


New Date! 
CareersPortal and Reach+ Programme Training 2017/18
Presentation Secondary School
Tralee
Co. Kerry

 
Thursday, September 21
9-11am


NEW!
CareersPortal and Reach+ Programme Training 2017/18

Ballinamore Community School, Leitrim

Sligo/Leitrim/Longford
 
Tuesday, September 26
2.00pm-4.00pm


NEW!
CareersPortal and Reach+ Programme Training 2017/18
Malahide Community School, North Co. Dublin
 
Wednesday, September 27
2.00pm - 4.00pm


NEW!
CareersPortal and Reach+ Programme Training
 
2017/18

CareersPortal Office, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
 
Tuesday, October 3
2.00pm - 4.00pm


New!
CareersPortal and Reach+ Programme Training 2017/18
Coláiste Muire
Bishop's St. 
Cobh 
Co. Cork
 
Monday, October 16
2 - 4pm


NEW!  CareersPortal Branch Presentation
IGC North East Branch
Shirley Arms Hotel: Carrickmacross

 
Tuesday, October 17
2.30-4.30pm


All Enquiries and Bookings for Training Sessions to:
01 -209 0797