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 John Traynor from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

John Traynor

Development Analyst

CRH plc

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  John Traynor
This is a job that you must be really interested in to succeed in. At times the hours can be very long and the work can be very challenging. You must be prepared to put up with the hard work in order to get the real experience and career progress that the job can offer you. If you are not really interested in this work you will be letting yourself and your colleagues down.
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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

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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Life as an Administrative Officer with the Revenue Commissioners

"Revenue is a dynamic and forward thinking organisation."Chad Egan, Administrative Officer - Office of the Revenue Commissioners. 

I studied corporate law and business in NUI Galway and completed my Masters in Commercial Law in UCD. I then went on to complete a Higher Diploma in Information Technology.

Currently, I work in Revenue Audit and Investigations. I carry out e-audits of businesses and have responsibility for a team of auditors in my unit.

The work in Revenue is both challenging and interesting. Revenue is a dynamic and forward thinking organisation. I am given the space to take ownership of my work and I’m encouraged to use and work on my own initiative. No audit is the same, the work is varied and I have learnt a lot since I first joined.

Revenue also has extensive training and support capabilities, which ensure that you are prepared and supported in your role. There is also a really strong culture of working together in Revenue where everyone shares their knowledge and experience.

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Article by: Chad Egan