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 Elaine Steiro from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:

Elaine Steiro

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McDonald's

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Elaine Steiro

If you are considering starting in the food/ catering or hospitality sectors, you should consider whether you like working shift work and you should like working in a pressured environment .

It is a very fulfilling and rewarding sector to work in though and every day is different with new skills being added to your skillset all of the time . If you are considering moving into the management side of things, then you should be able to co ordinate tasks and people to achieve results and you should like an ever changing work environment.

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The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Event Management Graduate

Caroline Flynn Event and Marketing Coordinator at Sonas apc

"The MSc in Event Management provided me with the opportunity to conduct research on a topic which ultimately resulted in me being recruited by the organisation I currently work for.

The highlight of the MSc in Event Management was conducting my primary research for my thesis, through this process I made some valuable contacts within the industry and developed a deep understanding of my research topic.

This course is ideal for someone who has an interest in event management but who wants to formalise that interest into a career. I would recommend someone to do the MSc in Event Management to allow them to gain a better understanding of the events industry from both an academic and practical perspective in both Ireland and internationally."

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