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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 Deirdre Kelleghan from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:
|Being a self-employed artist is probably the most difficult job really. You need to be highly motivated in the tasks you set for yourself. You need to be able to work on your inspirations and be totally focused on your targets. If your painting does not work first time you need to be able to learn from your experience and use what worked in another piece. Your ability to have confidence in your journey exploring your choice of subjects in paint is important. As regards doing workshops, bringing fun into the entire effort is the most important element to achieve. Your audiences will learn in a more sustainable way and produce drawings to be proud of.|
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To submit your entry online, you must have a CareersPortal account - its free!.
To create an account, or to login if you have an account, click here: Login.
Then follow the links to the competition and complete your submission by typing the information required directly into the spaces provided. Save as you go. You can revisit and edit your online entry as often as you wish, right up until the closing date.
Your submission should be typed into a word processor (e.g. Microsoft Word) and formatted to produce a clear and concise document. Use the headings provided in the instructions to layout the document. All sections must be completed.
Once the document is complete, it should be checked by your Programme Coordinator / Teacher or Guidance Counsellor to ensure all relevant information is included.
Email the completed document as an attachment (MS Word or PDF) to: email@example.com with the following details in your subject line:
Your Name, Competition Category, Your School Name e.g. John Smith, TY, Marian College
2. Print your document and post it to the following address:
TY / LCA / LCVP / LC (select one)
National CareerSkills Competition,
7 Richview Park,
The closing date for the submission is early April each year. The winners and award ceremony will be announced in May of the same year.