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 Keith Hayes from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:
At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.
Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.
What are your interests?
Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.
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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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:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>