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Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.

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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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Mark Spain Garda Trainee
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Magda Rogers Legal Secretary
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Kate Walsh Beauty Therapist
Sinead Lew Senior Tax Manager
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Sharon Carty Opera Singer
Ciaran Walsh Forestry Professional
Ciaran MacSamhrain Transport Infrastructure Ireland
Fergal Donnelly European Commission
Mark Clery Regional Forester
Daragh Little Managing Director of Forestry
Liz O'Toole Skipper
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Claire Hanrahan Auditor
Ian McKinley Rugby Player
Jamie McCarthy-Fisher Art Studio Manager
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Gail Sterio Corporate Accountant
Lisa Berry Restaurant Manager
Richard Storey Shift Manager
Mary Ita Heffernan Social Worker
Darryl Day IQ Engineer
Mariya Levchuk Crew Trainer
Paul Meany School Principal
Peter LaComber Consulting Engineer
Rebecca Tighe Process Engineer
Aoife Mc Dermott Lecturer
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Joe Codd Sales Director
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Lynsey Gargan Manufacturing Engineer
Paul Galvan Resource Teacher
Padraig Parle Teacher - Special Needs
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Damien Mason Mechanical Engineer
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Shane Callanan Electronic Engineer
Rachel Berry Pharmacist
Martha Francis Detective Sergeant
Brian O'Connor Analytical Chemist
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Bernard Brogan Chartered Accountant
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Aidan Maher Site Manager - Grad Entry
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Louise Mc Donald Private (Line)
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Lydia Peppard Care Assistant
Niall O'Neill Forest Manager
Alan O'Neill Fisherman
Denis Reidy Farmer - Dairy
Stacey Bradley Forest Resource Manager
Peter Clifford Probationer Garda
Sarah Tenanty Finance Operations
Ejiro O'Hare Stratton Clinical Nurse Manager 2
Cosmin Tudor Restaurant Manager
Tony Lenighan Forester
Adriene Booth Forestry Lecturer
Brian	Conville Bricklayer
Keith Hayes Ambulance / Paramedic
Mary Joyce Secondary School Teacher
Sinead Ni Ghairbhith Cheese Maker
Aoife O'Malley Garda Trainee
Natasha Ibanez Mechanical Engineer
Nicole Feighery Customer Care Manager
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Colin	Butterly Site Manager - Trade Entry
Karl Curran Associate Director
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Brian Kelly Science Entrepreneur
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John Kelly Timber Purchaser
Michael Bohane QA Manager
Paul Harding Prison Officer
Roseann Gilligan Executive Officer
Steven Kilgannon Garda Trainee
Rasaq Falade Garda Reserve
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Fergus O'Connell Quality Officer
Keith Lynch Private (Line)
Robert Windle Forest Inspector
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Shane Sargeant Department of Foreign Affairs
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Brian Howard Guidance Counsellor
Laura Glendon SAP
Tracey Roche Design Engineer
Marie O'Donovan Environmental Officer
Nicola O'Higgins Fishmonger
Aishling Butler Garda Trainee
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