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 Fergus O'Connell from BioPharmachem Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

Fergus O'Connell

Quality Officer

BioPharmachem Ireland

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Fergus O'Connell
A broad science background is very important. An ability to recognise small inconsistencies is equally important. For example do you recognise small discrepancies between different camera shots of the same scene in films and TV series?

An ability to question everything and think laterally is important. Also the ability to say 'no' (not everyone is comfortable doing this). Working in quality is not about being popular and definitely not about being a tyrant but one needs to be approachable, consistent and have good interpersonal skills.

Not all of your decisions are going to be popular but they need to be based on a sound rationale and you need to be able to support them. One also needs to be acutely aware of the fact that your opinion won't always be right.

One must always be open to being convinced of an alternative argument.
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The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Design Portfolio Preparation Workshops and Portfolio Clinics

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Thursday, January 11, 2018 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

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We understand that the application process can seem daunting at times so we are going to help you complete your portfolio in one day! Staff members and students will be on hand to take the mystery out of portfolio preparation.

Product Design, Interaction Design, Graphic Design and Illustration are running portfolio workshops; bring along your portfolio work to date and over the course of a day-long work shop in the Design studios we will help you complete your Portfolio.

Design for Body &  Environment (Fashion Design, Textile & Surface Design, Jewellery & Objects) are running a Portfolio Clinic; bring along your portfolio work to-date and get expert feedback on your work and guidance on how you complete the process. 

These sessions are free but booking is required. BOOK HERE

 



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