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 Padraig Parle from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Padraig Parle

Teacher - Special Needs

Department of Education and Skills

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It is essential to be a very patient and organised person. Also you must have a sense of humour, be easy going and not take yourself too seriously.
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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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New honours degree in Public Health Nutrition

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Posted / Updated on: March 21, 2017

 


Funding supports of 800 thousand euro available at MIC for postgraduate research

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Posted / Updated on: March 10, 2017

 


Applications Open for September 2017

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Posted / Updated on: March 9, 2017

 


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KCFE New Performing Arts Department

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WCFE Online Applications are Open for 2017

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Posted / Updated on: February 27, 2017

 


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Upcoming Open Days

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Application System Now Open for 2017

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ITT Launch New International Business Degree

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New Course: Online Marketing with Digital Content Creation

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New Health Science and Physical Activity Honours Degree

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