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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 are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles 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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The first influential person was my father. He was a mechanic and that bought me in to close contact with all types of cars and vehicles. Later he started his own garage business and I helped here when I could at weekends and holidays.

One chap at college I particularly remember was a lecturer who took us for presentation skills. This is a very important subject that most people would benefit from but was rarely taught back in the early 80's. He was extremely tough on mistakes, but then you certainly learned your tools and techniques, and this has stood me in good stead to this day.

The third was my first boss at Stanton PLC. He was a real old time manager that was both tough but very fair at the same time, straight talking and no messing about. He was a great influence as this role model started to mould my own management and team leadership skills techniques.

More recently my partner has had a hugh influence and I realise that through the years I may have been lacking a few interpersonal skills and this is still an area I work on to this day.

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College Graduates

Welcome to CareersPortal for students in Further and Higher Education.

From here, you can access a range of resources designed to assist you with making sound, informed decisions about your career direction.

As you progress through college, you change and grow and become more aware of what life has to offer. You may be more focused on what direction to take your career, or you may just as easily be less certain.

If you are unsure, it's worth visiting the Career Exploration area and completing our Interest Test. There are also a range of self-assessment exercises that you can complete.

You can explore career sectors, or listen to and watch career videos of people in a wide variety of occupations talking about their job, the route they took to get into that job, day-to-day worklife, among other insights.

If you are nearing completion of your studies, and are preparing to enter the workforce, then follow the Jobs and Work link to find jobs that are available to third level graduates. In this area you will find the most comprehensive list of links to job sites specifically aimed at recruiting graduates.

You can also take a look at our Labour Market section to get information on the current trends in the Irish labour market and the jobs that are in demand.

If you know what you want and are getting ready to start applying for jobs, visit our CV & Applications area for help with your CV, Cover Letters, and Job Applications.

If you want to continue your studies to Postgraduate level, then go to our section on Postgrad Study. This area will brief you on the various study options available and provide links to finding courses that may suit you.

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There is a shortage of experienced people in these occupations in Ireland at the moment. For further information on Labour Market trends, go to our Labour Market section.

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