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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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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Mary Immaculate College Open Days (2)

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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Thursday 19th & Friday 20th October 2017 | (9am-3pm) | Tailteann Building MIC Campus, Limerick

At our Open Days there will be presentations on our degree programmes, information stands to find out what you need to know, and campus tours to give you a sense of the excellent facilities and services that we can offer you. There will also be an opportunity to learn more information about our post-primary teaching programmes at MIC's Thurles Campus. Please allow a minimum of two hours for your campus visit

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