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 Eileen Faherty from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:

Eileen Faherty

Electrician / Quantity Surveyor

Construction Industry Federation

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Eileen Faherty
My advice would be that if you are not afraid of hard work that construction can be a very rewarding industry. It is a constantly changing industry which is interesting to work in.

To be a QS the main values would be to be interested in dealing with financial data and be happy to work as part of a team. Having an interest in construction generally outside of the commercials will also help as it keeps you interested in the projects you are working on apart from what they cost.
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The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Founded in 1898, Mary Immaculate College (MIC) is an autonomous university-level College of Education and the Liberal Arts. We are a multi-campus institution with a student population of over 5,000 enrolled on a wide range of programmes, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The ever increasing popularity of MIC can be attributed to the quality of our programme provision, availability of scholarships and a reputation for excellence in teaching and research.

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