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 Stephen Crowley from BioPharmachem Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:
Obviously you need a training qualification to get established in this position. But you also need to be a good listener and have good attention to detail. You also need to be able to deal with change and have a willingness to see the best in people and their abilities. You can have all the degrees in the world, but if you can’t communicate or connect with people, you won’t succeed in a training role.
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Always look at things from different perspectives and pause for a moment to reflect before you answer a question or react to situations!
What are your interests?
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.