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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

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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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Paul Galvan Resource Teacher
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Mary McCaughey Head of Communications
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Brian O'Connor Analytical Chemist
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Seamus Dunne Forestry Inspectorate
Sarah Kennelly Administrative Officer & Developer
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Dave McDonald Astronomer
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Michael Bohane QA Manager
Luke Drea Event Rider
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Claire Hanrahan Auditor
Kevin Power Resource Manager
Susan Boland Potter
Rachel Berry Pharmacist
Deirdre Lavelle Care Assistant
Danielle Deasy Corporate Tax Trainee
Jonathan Pugsley Energy Manager
Deborah Caffrey Electronic Engineer
Paul Dowling Horticulturist
Gary Lamph Oyster Farmer
Peter Whooley Forester
Aoife Mc Dermott Lecturer
Vidisha Vishwasa Technology Consultant
Emilia Gilroy Garda
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Alan Browne Garda
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David Fleming Sub Lieutenant - Navy
William Egan Corporate Finance
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Karl Stanley Software Engineer
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William Hynes Senior Economist
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Frank Morrison Recruitment Manager
Rebecca Tighe Process Engineer
Barry Doyle Chief Financial Officer
Marianne Cusack Garda Sergeant
Adam Nolan Garda
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Mary Joyce Secondary School Teacher
Mark Kehoe Assistant Principal - Civil Service
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Caroline Austin Senior Associate Solicitor
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Adriene Booth Forestry Lecturer
Siobhan Canny Midwife
Clodagh Moore Process Engineering Lecturer
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Michael Roche Potter
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Darryl Day IQ Engineer
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Bria Murphy Equity Analyst
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Aine Ni Dhubhain Forestry Lecturer
Aidan Maher Site Manager - Grad Entry
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Damien Mason Mechanical Engineer
Elva Bannon Mechatronic Engineer
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Lynsey Gargan Manufacturing Engineer
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Mark Spain Garda Trainee
Emily Costello Technical Support Forester
Pat O'Connor Press Officer
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