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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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Oz Ilbrahmi Manufacturing Specialist
Mary Ita Heffernan Social Worker
David Fleming Sub Lieutenant - Navy
Adam Nolan Garda
Nuala Caffrey Research Fellow in Computational Physics
Emilia Gilroy Garda
John Kelly Timber Purchaser
Niamh Briggs Garda
Kate Walsh Beauty Therapist
Edel Butler Administrative Officer
Des Lalor Wind Engineer
Ciaran Walsh Forestry Professional
Elaine Steiro Franchisee
Natasha Ibanez Mechanical Engineer
Oisin	Murphy Apprentice Carpenter
Elaine MacDonald Psychologist - Clinical
Sinead Lew Senior Tax Manager
Padraig Parle Teacher - Special Needs
Ciaran MacSamhrain Transport Infrastructure Ireland
Catherine Ahearn Data Scientist
Brenda O Loughlin Franchisee
Lisa Kelly Speech and Language
Mark Meehan Site Training & Learning Head
Laura Finnegan Process Development Engineer
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Tracey Roche Design Engineer
Dr Jan Steiner Anaesthetist
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Fergus O'Connell Quality Officer
Mary Joyce Secondary School Teacher
Aidan Maher Site Manager - Grad Entry
Sarah Tenanty Finance Operations
Jamie McCarthy-Fisher Art Studio Manager
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Marie O'Donovan Environmental Officer
Liam McCaul R&D Engineer
Aoife Lyons Occupational Psychologist
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Martha Francis Detective Sergeant
Margaret Donaghue Prison Officer
Aishling Butler Garda Trainee
Adriene Booth Forestry Lecturer
Seamus Dunne Forestry Inspectorate
Fiona Uyema Chef
Brendan Cavanagh Ships Engineer
Peter Whooley Forester
Michaela Musilova Mission Control Space Services
Shane Callanan Electronic Engineer
Laura Glendon SAP
Maria O'Neill Civil Engineer
Marianne Cusack Garda Sergeant
Richard Storey Shift Manager
Darryl Day IQ Engineer
Jamie Hawan Harvesting Manager
Shane Sargeant Department of Foreign Affairs
Kieran Magee Farm Manager - Dry Stock
Lydia Peppard Care Assistant
Deirdre Lavelle Care Assistant
Brian	Conville Bricklayer
David McKeown Space Scientist
Bernard Brogan Chartered Accountant
Patricia Cleary Senior Systems Verification & Validation Scientist
Neil Murrey Aerothermodynamics and Propulsion Design Engineer
Lynsey Gargan Manufacturing Engineer
Niamh Yates Validation Engineer
Lisa Berry Restaurant Manager
Edel Carleton Embassy of Japan in Ireland
Kevin Moran Insurance Administrator
Michael Bohane QA Manager
Joe Codd Sales Director
Cian O'Mahony Science Teacher
Owen Hughes Manufacturing Technician
Rachel Bennett Industrial Pharmacist
Mariya Levchuk Crew Trainer
John Liston Project Manager
Steven Kilgannon Garda Trainee
Damien Mason Mechanical Engineer
Nicole Feighery Customer Care Manager
Kevin Power Resource Manager
Colm Lyons Forest Technician
Shauna Hurley Structural Engineer
Brian Cadigan Primary School Teacher
Donal Og Cusack Automation/Energy Engineer
Gail Sterio Corporate Accountant
Stacey Bradley Forest Resource Manager
Colin	Butterly Site Manager - Trade Entry
Megan Walsh Mechanical Engineer
Peter LaComber Consulting Engineer
Keith Hayes Ambulance / Paramedic
Brendan White Fish Filleter
Kevin Keary Parliamentary Assistant
Ejiro O'Hare Stratton Clinical Nurse Manager 2
Fergal Feehely Apprentice Painter Decorator
Liz O'Toole Skipper
Jonathan Pugsley Energy Manager
Sinead O'Sullivan CEO of Fusion Space Technologies
Ian McKinley Rugby Player
Tony Lenighan Forester
Shane McDonagh Renewable Energy Engineering
Megan McEvoy Dancer
Karl Curran Associate Director
Sam Franklin Earth Observation Specialist
Sinead Kenny Design Engineer
Gillian Morgan Manufacturing Process Specialist
Rachel Berry Pharmacist
Luke Heffernan Forestry Inspector
Daragh Little Managing Director of Forestry
Keith Lynch Private (Line)
Nan Hu Garda
Dr. Patrick Cadwell Lecturer
Elva Bannon Mechatronic Engineer
Aine Ni Dhubhain Forestry Lecturer
Damien Haberlin Ecologist (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
Claire Hanrahan Auditor
Frank Morrison Recruitment Manager
Mark Clery Regional Forester
Tom Tooher Lieutenant - Army
Tomas Flanagan Occupational Therapist
Paul Meany School Principal
Emily Costello Technical Support Forester
Alan O'Neill Fisherman
Jonathan Faull Space Social Media and Communications
Enda Coates Forest Researcher
Liam Dowling Clinical Nurse Manager 2
Xiaona Hou Product Engineer
Karen O'Flaherty Science Communicator
Catherine Day Secretary General
Aoife Mc Dermott Lecturer
Siobhan Canny Midwife
Paul Harding Prison Officer
Sharon Carty Opera Singer
Brian O'Connor Analytical Chemist
Noel O'Sullivan Skipper
Brian Kelly Science Entrepreneur
Shane Bergin Physics Lecturer
Jack McGovern Garda Trainee
Denis Reidy Farmer - Dairy
Anna Holohan Tax Manager
Cecilia Fenech Environmental Scientist
Rasaq Falade Garda Reserve
Dave McDonald Astronomer
Breda Ni Mhaoláin Interpreter
Mark	Maguire Apprentice Electrician
Aoife O'Malley Garda Trainee