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

Brian Howard

Guidance Counsellor

Department of Education and Skills

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Brian Howard

This career involves working with people in a caring capacity. If you have no interest in helping people personally or educationally then this may be the wrong profession for you.

Empathy, patience and respect are important qualities for this job, in addition to be able to relate well to the person you are dealing with. As there is also a large amount of information to be handled in the job, good organisational, IT and time management skills are also quite important.

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They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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CIT Mathematics Examination 2017

CIT holds a Mathematics examination for applicants who have expressed an interest in any of its programmes that require certain minimum levels of performance in Mathematics. The purpose of this examination is to provide such applicants with a “second chance” opportunity to achieve these minimum Mathematics entry requirements.

Date of Examination for September 2017 Admissions:

The CIT Mathematics Examination 2017 will take place after the Leaving Certificate results are issued on 16th August 2017.

The date for the examination is Tuesday 22nd August 2017 and will take place in the Melbourn Exam Hall.

Applications will open from 1pm on 16th August, and will close at 1pm on Monday 21st August 2017, after which an email will be sent to applicants with further instructions and directions to the exam venue. An Apply button will appear on this web page

Payment cannot be made in person at CIT.

Full details can be found here.

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