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Enterprising?

Enterprising

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.

What is a Sector Expert?

CareersPortal partners with a number of expert groups who work with us as ‘Sector Experts’ bringing their specific knowledge of a given career sector directly to you.

Our Sector Experts range from national advisory bodies and authorities, to professional membership or representative bodies, government agencies and departments.

Accounting Technicians Ireland
Accounting Technicians Ireland

Accountancy & Taxation

BioPharmachem Ireland
BioPharmachem Ireland

Biological, Chemical & Pharmaceutical Science

Bord Iascaigh Mhara
Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Maritime, Fishing & Aquaculture

Chartered Accountants Ireland
Chartered Accountants Ireland

Accountancy & Taxation

Construction Industry Federation
Construction Industry Federation

Architecture, Construction & Property

Defence Forces
Defence Forces

Security, Defence & Law Enforcement

Department of Education and Skills
Department of Education and Skills

Education & Teaching

Design & Crafts Council of Ireland
Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

Art, Craft & Design

ESERO Ireland
ESERO Ireland

Physics, Mathematics & Space Science

EU Careers
EU Careers

Government, Politics & EU

Forestry
Forestry

Farming, Horticulture & Forestry

Hardware Association Ireland
Hardware Association Ireland

Sales, Retail & Purchasing

Health Service Executive
Health Service Executive

Medical & Healthcare

Insurance
Insurance

Insurance

Irish Tax Institute
Irish Tax Institute

Accountancy & Taxation

Languages Connect
Languages Connect

History, Culture & Languages

Marine Institute
Marine Institute

Maritime, Fishing & Aquaculture

Public Appointments Service
Public Appointments Service

Government, Politics & EU

SIMI
SIMI

Transport & Logistics

Smart Futures
Smart Futures

Sustainable Energy Authority
Sustainable Energy Authority

Earth & Environment

Teagasc
Teagasc

Farming, Horticulture & Forestry

What is a Employer?

An employer is a person or organisation who pays you money in return for the work you are contracted to do. Most employers can be seen as organisations containing a collection of people from a range of occupations who work together to achieve certain goals, often guided by the organisations 'Mission Statement', (their purpose or function).

Organisations come in many forms - small businesses with just a few staff, to medium-sized companies or large corporations that may operate in several countries and in many different industries. They can also take the form of Associations, Foundations, Institutes, Co-ops and Societies.

Each employer/organisation is unique, having a different 'personality' or culture. They often have different values - some value profit above all else, others are more 'family friendly', others are idealistic, and so on. Choosing an employer that suits you is just as important as choosing a job - if your way of working or living is at odds with your employer, neither of you will be happy. Click on some of the Organisations (below) for detailed insights into some leading Irish organisations.

Accenture
Accenture

Business Management & Human Resources

AIB
AIB

Banking & Financial Services

An Garda Sí­ochána
An Garda Sí­ochána

Security, Defence & Law Enforcement

Combilift
Combilift

Engineering & Manufacturing

CRH plc
CRH plc

Engineering & Manufacturing

Deloitte
Deloitte

Business Management & Human Resources

Dublin Aerospace
Dublin Aerospace

Transport & Logistics

Dylan Bradshaw
Dylan Bradshaw

Fashion & Beauty

Eli Lilly
Eli Lilly

Biological, Chemical & Pharmaceutical Science

ESB
ESB

Engineering & Manufacturing

Gaiety School of Acting
Gaiety School of Acting

Music & Performing Arts

Garda Reserve
Garda Reserve

Community & Voluntary

Globe Business College
Globe Business College

Business Management & Human Resources

Health Service Executive
Health Service Executive

Medical & Healthcare

Helsinn
Helsinn

Biological, Chemical & Pharmaceutical Science

Intel
Intel

Computers & ICT

McDonald's
McDonald's

Sales, Retail & Purchasing

Musgrave Group
Musgrave Group

Sales, Retail & Purchasing

Pfizer
Pfizer

Biological, Chemical & Pharmaceutical Science

Public Appointments Service
Public Appointments Service

Government, Politics & EU

Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland
Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland

Architecture, Construction & Property

St. Michael's House
St. Michael's House

Psychology & Social Care

The Law Library
The Law Library

Law & Legal