Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.
We asked Hugh Heraghty from Bord Iascaigh Mhara to give some advice for people considering this job:
You need to be hard working, enjoy the outdoor life regardless of the weather and must be willing to work as part of a team at all times.
What are your interests?
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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.