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 Frank Morrison from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

Frank Morrison

Recruitment Manager

Health Service Executive

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Frank Morrison
Be prepared for hard work.
Be a team player.
Have a good sense of humour.
Learn from your mistakes.

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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The current landscape of design in Ireland

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The current landscape of design in Ireland

Friday, November 10, 2017 

The current landscape of design in Ireland

The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) has today published a new report with a specific focus on design.

'Winning by Design - An introduction to the design skills required for firms to be innovative and competitive in global markets', explores the current landscape of design in Ireland, getting behind what exactly is meant by design, which disciplines of design are more relevant to the wider enterprise base and the role of design and the designer in enterprise.

This comprehensive report highlights the complex nature of design today and the myriad ways in which design is rapidly changing.

The focus is not just on what is necessary for the traditional design sectors such as architecture, fashion design, craft, furniture design etc. but also on understanding what design skills are and how they are necessary for the traditionally non-design intensive sectors.

Recommendations are made for the further development and enhancement design in Ireland in key areas including: design education provision; design training for businesses and designer upskilling; and the funding of design. A proposed action plan is included.

'Winning by Design' is available from this link.

The CareersPortal Team