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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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What is an Occupation

Often the terms job, occupation and career are used interchangeably. In fact, they have very different meanings. On this site we use them to mean the following:

A job is a work role with a specific organisation (paid or unpaid). Example: Auditor at CRH Group.

An occupation is a wide category of jobs with similar characteristics. Example: physician, engineer, educator, or scientist.

A career is a lifetime journey of building and making good use of your skills, knowledge and experiences.

Using this search you can explore hundreds of occupations. For many we include interviews with people doing that job, and discuss their career journey so far.

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Gail Sterio Corporate Accountant
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Rachel Bennett Industrial Pharmacist
Nicole Feighery Customer Care Manager
Adriene Booth Forestry Lecturer
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Peter Whooley Forester
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Brian O'Connor Analytical Chemist
Ciaran Walsh Forestry Professional
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Cian O'Mahony Science Teacher
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Rory Fitzpatrick CEO of the National Space Centre
Marie O'Donovan Environmental Officer
Catherine Ahearn Data Scientist
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Stacey Bradley Forest Resource Manager
Denis Reidy Farmer - Dairy
Shauna Hurley Structural Engineer
Lydia Peppard Care Assistant
Niamh Briggs Garda
Claire Howlin Forest Management Planner
Sinead Kenny Design Engineer
Peter Clifford Probationer Garda
Jack McGovern Garda Trainee
Magda Rogers Legal Secretary
Colm Lyons Forest Technician
Brian Howard Guidance Counsellor
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Mary Joyce Secondary School Teacher
Damien Haberlin Ecologist (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
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Niamh Yates Validation Engineer
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Kevin Moran Insurance Administrator
Emily Costello Technical Support Forester
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Elaine Kelly Mechanical Design Engineer
Tony Lenighan Forester
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Paul Dowling Horticulturist
Brendan Cavanagh Ships Engineer
John Liston Project Manager
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