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 Deirdre Sayers from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

Deirdre Sayers

Primary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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Deirdre Sayers
Do not go into teaching solely for holidays, and definitely not if you want to be rich! You need to like children be patient, kind and be able to work with many types of people.

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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CANCELLED - Cork and Monaghan Training Sessions

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CANCELLED - Cork and Monaghan Training Sessions

Monday, October 16, 2017 

CANCELLED - Cork and Monaghan Training Sessions

The following CareersPortal and REACH+ Career & College Preparation Progrmme Training Sessions and presentations scheduled to take place, Monday 16th October 2017 and Tuesday 17th October have now been been cancelled due hurricane Ophelia and the travel warnings in place:

  • Coláiste Muire, Bishop's St. Cobh Co. Cork - Monday 16th October
  • Cork Options Careers Fair, Rochestown Park, Cork Monday, 17th & 18th October 

Apologies to all of you who were booked to attend. We will be in contact again when alterntive events are organised. 

  • Branch Presentation, IGC North East Branch, Shirley Arms Hotel: Carrickmacross Tuesday, 17th October 2.30 - 4.30pm - this event will now take place next Tuesday, 24th October 2.30-4.30pm in the same venue

Any further updates or changes will be published on the CareersPortal website and on our social media feeds.

We will be also available at Options West Careers Fair 2017, Galway Bay Hotel, Galway Tuesday, 24th October 9.00am - 3.30pm for CareersPortal & REACH+ Training all day - call to our stand.

Stay safe everyone, most especially our schools and colleagues in Cork and the South West.

The CareersPortal Team