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 Siobhan Canny from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:
I would advise anybody wishing to pursue a career as a Midwife to focus on having science subjects in their Leaving Certificate. The basic entrance requirements are high at the moment so a good Leaving Certificate is essential (unless applying as a mature applicant).
To be accepted onto a training course you have to do an interview where they will determine whether you are suitable for the job or not. In the interview I would advise you to relax and to be yourself, answer honestly and do not be afraid to promote yourself.
The interviewers are looking for intellegent, hard working, nice people who are genuinely interested in being with women in pregnancy and labour. They are looking for students who have a basic understanding as to what this entails.
What are your interests?
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 atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, 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.
Open Day12:00 PM to 5:00 PMAll are welcome to come along and meet our teaching team and our students. It's an excellent opportunity to explore our state-of-the-art-campus buildling located in the heart of Blackrock village.<br /><br />Contact information (for further details):<br /><br /><strong>Name:</strong> Breda Lillis<br /><strong>Email:</strong> firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Open Day10:00 AM to 4:00 PMIf studying in Blackrock Further Education Institute is of interest to you or someone you know, our next Open Day is on the 15th of January, 2020.<br /><br />Come along to meet with staff and see the college facilities. <br /><br /><strong>Contact:</strong><br />Breda Lillis<br /><strong>Email:</strong> <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>