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 Rose Griffin from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:

Rose Griffin

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Rose Griffin
Well in school you should try do a practical subject and get used to working with your hands. Physics is another subject that would be of benefit. It would help in the theory exams that you complete after each of the off the job training modules.

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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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