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 Nicola O'Higgins from Bord Iascaigh Mhara to give some advice for people considering this job:

Nicola O'Higgins


Bord Iascaigh Mhara

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Nicola O'Higgins
You need to work with people in the industry as knowledge is everything  - where to buy, who from, when etc. Health and safety courses and a pleasant manner and drive are also important.

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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The Confidence Edge Junior Workshop

For students aged 13 to 18

Based on our popular Confidence Edge workshops for adults, this is a brand new initiative for Autumn 2017, that will arm your teenage child with the tools they need to step up and have their voices heard in this increasingly challenging world we live in.

The Confidence Edge Junior is designed for teenagers who may struggle with social scenarios, public speaking, or for a variety of reasons may lack self-belief.

Ages: 13-18

Cost:  €100 per student

Time:  2pm -4pm

Date: Sundays  5th, 12th, 19th November

Where:  Gaiety School of Acting, Temple Bar

Click here to register online.

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