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 Sinead O'Sullivan from ESERO Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:
Take a risk and see if you enjoy entrepreneurship. Creating a business in the STEM sector can be very rewarding.
What are your interests?
The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
Fiona Uyema is a TV cook, author and founder of a Japanese food company. Fiona has spent time living and working in Japan, being able to communciate in Japanese has been hugely significant to her career.