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 Kieran Magee from Teagasc to give some advice for people considering this job:
Someone who wants to be where I am today shall need bucket loads of ambition and not be afraid of hard work. They will need to not be afraid of starting at the very bottom of that big high ladder but at the same time have the eagerness and determination to get to the top of that ladder because the opportunities are there.
Education is very important. It may only seem like a silly piece of paper but it's that Cert, Diploma or Degree that gets you that job and not the man/woman beside you.
The one thing that is vital in not alone this job, but any job, and alot of people don't seem to have it, is common sense. It's something so simple but really important. if you have no cop-on then nobody wants to know you.
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.
Recruitment Session2:00 PM to 3:30 PM<br class="Apple-interchange-newline" />Ó Fiaich Institute, Dundalk, Final Recruitment Session takes place this Tuesday the 24th September 2pm - 3.30pm at our Dundalk Campus. Limited PLC & Pre-University college places available for 2019/20 across several programmes including IT, Multimedia, Healthcare, Marketing, Hairdressing, Sport, Travel & Tourism, Beauty & Make Up Artistry and Photography
Thursday, March 05, 2020
Open Day12:00 AM to 12:00 AMO'Fiaich Institute is hosting an Open Day on the 5th of May, 2020. Come along to explore the campus and find out about all of the courses we offer. <br /><br /><strong>For further information, contact:</strong><br /><strong>Name:</strong> Karen Cawley<br /><strong>Phone:</strong> 042 933 1398<br /><strong>Email:</strong> <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>