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 Deirdre Kelleghan from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:

Deirdre Kelleghan

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Deirdre Kelleghan
Being a self-employed artist is probably the most difficult job really. You need to be highly motivated in the tasks you set for yourself. You need to be able to work on your inspirations and be totally focused on your targets. If your painting does not work first time you need to be able to learn from your experience and use what worked in another piece. Your ability to have confidence in your journey exploring your choice of subjects in paint is important. As regards doing workshops, bringing fun into the entire effort is the most important element to achieve. Your audiences will learn in a more sustainable way and produce drawings to be proud of.
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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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CIT CAO Applicant Information Evening

http://www.cit.ie/cao

Tuesday 12th April 2016 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Nexus Hall, Student Centre, Bishopstown Campus

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Cork Institute of Technology is hosting a CAO Applicant Information Evening on its Bishopstown campus on Wednesday, 20th April 2016.

The event, hosted by CIT’s Marketing Unit, is targeted at Leaving Certificate students who have applied for courses at CIT in their 2016 CAO application, and also students who may be contemplating “Change of Mind” options.

The event, which is free and open to all, runs from 6pm - 8pm in the Nexus Hall, Student Centre, CIT Bishopstown Campus.  

 

 

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