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What are your interests?

Social?

Social

The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

CareersPortal @ School

CareersPortal provides all the tools you need to help you find and develop your career. We believe you deserve the best, and encourage you to spend time discovering what makes you different and unique, so you can build your own future.

Here you will find links to our Junior Certificate, Transition Year and Leaving Certificate pages. Select the programme which is relevant to you and make use of the resources we have developed to guide you in exploring your future.

Junior Cycle Resources

Junior Cert

Discover how Junior Cert subjects prepare you for your career, take our Study Skills test, and check out Subject Choices for Leaving Cert.

Transition Year Resources

Transition Year

Get prepared for your Work Experience and discover the World of Work. Explore the skills you need for a successful career.

Leaving Cert Resources

Leaving Cert

Explore all your options after school, including CAO and PLC Courses. Improve your Study Skills to maximise your results.

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Dave McDonald
Dave McDonald, Astronomer

Science Ambassador Dave McDonald is a health and safety representative by day, and amateur astronomer by night. In 2008 he became only the second person to discover an asteroid from Ireland, 160 years after Andrew Graham in 1848. This was followed by a second discovery in March 2009.

In this interview – before he became famous – he talks about how he chose his career, the cool things in his work, and his tips on work experience and what to study.

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