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 Catherine Day from EU Careers to give some advice for people considering this job:
I would advise them to give it a go - it doesn’t mean you have to work there long term. You must know how to speak a language other than your mother tongue reasonably well, as a good proficiency is essential. It’s also important to know and understand the cultural diversity that makes up the European Union.
Our internships are a great chance to come for a short period to determine where your interests lie and taste the experiences. Starting out your career path with the EU gives you a really good foundation of insider knowledge of how the EU works and is so useful professionally, even if you don’t plan on working there forever.
It is also important for young Irish people to consider moving to countries that are not English speaking and working for the EU would be very useful to your long term career.
What are your interests?
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
Interviews12:00 AM to 12:00 AM<p>We are holding interviews for our 2019/2020 courses on Tuesday 19<span data-fontsize="12"><strong><sup>th</sup></strong></span><strong> </strong>March 2019. Any student who has applied will receive a text, letter and email with their interview time a week before their interview.</p>
<p>You can apply to any of our 50 courses using the link <a href="https://cms.enrol.ie/dife2019/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://cms.enrol.ie/dife2019/</a></p>