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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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Megan McEvoy Dancer
Nuala Caffrey Research Fellow in Computational Physics
Michael Bohane QA Manager
Shane Bergin Physics Lecturer
Jack McGovern Garda Trainee
Ciaran MacSamhrain Transport Infrastructure Ireland
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Liam McCaul R&D Engineer
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Brian Kelly Science Entrepreneur
Mark Clery Regional Forester
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Tracey Roche Design Engineer
Damien Haberlin Ecologist (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
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Liz O'Toole Skipper
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Rachel Berry Pharmacist
Rebecca Tighe Process Engineer
David McKeown Space Scientist
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Peter Whooley Forester
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Mark Meehan Site Training & Learning Head
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Adriene Booth Forestry Lecturer
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Padraig Parle Teacher - Special Needs
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Edel Butler Administrative Officer
Mary Ita Heffernan Social Worker
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Brian	Conville Bricklayer
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Sinead Kenny Design Engineer
Rory Fitzpatrick CEO of the National Space Centre
Martha Francis Detective Sergeant
Louise Mc Donald Private (Line)
Brendan White Fish Filleter
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Ian McKinley Rugby Player
Luke Drea Event Rider
Daragh Little Managing Director of Forestry
Kevin Keary Parliamentary Assistant
Darryl Day IQ Engineer
Marie O'Donovan Environmental Officer
Caitriona Jackman Planetary Scientist
Laura Finnegan Process Development Engineer
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Jonathan Pugsley Energy Manager
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Emilia Gilroy Garda
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Robert Windle Forest Inspector
Catherine Ahearn Data Scientist
Elaine Kelly Mechanical Design Engineer
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Deirdre Lavelle Care Assistant
Fergus O'Connell Quality Officer
Kevin Moran Insurance Administrator
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Lynda O'Leary Systems Engineer
Deborah Caffrey Electronic Engineer
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Megan Walsh Mechanical Engineer
Karen O'Flaherty Science Communicator
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Sinead Lew Senior Tax Manager
Gillian Morgan Manufacturing Process Specialist
Cecilia Fenech Environmental Scientist
Enda Coates Forest Researcher
Shane Callanan Electronic Engineer
Emily Costello Technical Support Forester
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Damien Mason Mechanical Engineer
Lisa Kelly Speech and Language
Edel Carleton Embassy of Japan in Ireland
Brian O'Connor Analytical Chemist
Steven Kilgannon Garda Trainee
Colm Lyons Forest Technician
Lynsey Gargan Manufacturing Engineer
Sinead O'Sullivan CEO of Fusion Space Technologies
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Claire Howlin Forest Management Planner
Richard Storey Shift Manager
Frank Morrison Recruitment Manager
Brenda O Loughlin Franchisee
Oz Ilbrahmi Manufacturing Specialist
Bernard Brogan Chartered Accountant
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Keith Lynch Private (Line)
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