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 Jonathan Faull from ESERO Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:
Iíd start watching every video and reading every book on space that you can find, that will help you figure out what area of space you are most interested in. Having a solid education canít hurt but donít worry if youíre not a straight A student, Iíve managed to work myself into the career somehow!
What are your interests?
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.