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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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Adam Nolan Garda
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Peter Whooley Forester
Alan O'Neill Fisherman
Marie O'Donovan Environmental Officer
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Emily Costello Technical Support Forester
Jamie Hawan Harvesting Manager
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Ian McKinley Rugby Player
Paul Harding Prison Officer
Richard Storey Shift Manager
Elaine Steiro Franchisee
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Mark Clery Regional Forester
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Michael Bohane QA Manager
Anna Holohan Tax Manager
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Kevin Power Resource Manager
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Daragh Little Managing Director of Forestry
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Rachel Berry Pharmacist
Sinead Lew Senior Tax Manager
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Sinead Kenny Design Engineer
Nicola O'Higgins Fishmonger
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Jonathan Pugsley Energy Manager
Tony Lenighan Forester
Magda Rogers Legal Secretary
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Nan Hu Garda
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Peter Clifford Probationer Garda
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Robert Windle Forest Inspector
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Damien Mason Mechanical Engineer
Roseann Gilligan Executive Officer
Joe Codd Sales Director
Catherine Day Secretary General
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Paul Galvan Resource Teacher
Liz O'Toole Skipper
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Laura Glendon SAP
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Kieran Magee Farm Manager - Dry Stock
Megan McEvoy Dancer
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Jason Ruane Computer Programmer
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Jack McGovern Garda Trainee
Keith Lynch Private (Line)
Maria O'Neill Civil Engineer
Paul Dowling Horticulturist
Claire Howlin Forest Management Planner
Niamh Briggs Garda
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