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 Dave McDonald from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Dave McDonald

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Smart Futures

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A caring attitude is essential for Health and Safety – you need to be passionate about getting the message across to people and telling them why it is so important. After all, no-one wants to see anyone suffer harm or be in pain.

For astronomy, a yearning for answering the unanswered questions is a must. You also need to be dedicated and focused and not put off by the weather

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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.
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Inchicore College of Further Education 

 

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Killester College of Further Education 

 

Liberties College 

 

Limerick College of Further Education 

 

Moate Business College 

 

Monaghan Institute 

 

Ormonde College of Further Education 

 

Pearse College 

 

Plunket College 

 

Pulse College 

 

Rathmines College 

 

Sallynoggin College of Further Education 

 

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Templemore College of Further Education  

 

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