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The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with 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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A Career in Engineering

Find out if you have got what it takes to be an engineer

A Career in Engineering

Engineers design and innovate. They take ideas and make them a reality. Engineers work in a wide variety of career areas. Their work is meaningful and they make a real impact on society and the world we live in.

Who is suited to Engineering?

  • Do you wonder how things work?
  • Do you enjoy problem solving? Suggesting new ideas and ways of doing things?
  • Are you always looking to make improvements to things?
  • Are you methodical – do you picture situations and analyse in steps?

If you answered YES to one or more of the above questions you might be suited to a career in engineering. Engineers work in various sectors; ICT, science, construction, electronics, mechanics and many more industries.

There are many benefits to working in engineering roles. The work is usually challenging and stimulating. The skills you will use in your work are applicable to various other careers. Your work is meaningful as you are making an impact on society and developing new products. And if that isn’t enough to keep you interested, the roles are usually quite lucrative, so your pockets will be well lined too!

To find out about careers in engineering click here to read What Can I do with a Degree in Engineering?


The CareersPortal Team

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