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 Dr Jan Steiner from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

Dr Jan Steiner


Health Service Executive

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Dr Jan Steiner
Try and get as much practical experience before entering the job as possible.

The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of 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.
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I have been told that the ability to get on well with people and work as a team is my best quality in my job.

Organisation has always been a priority for me in every job. When organising a project or even a simple job I keep records and note and file these away when the job is complete.

I am warm with people and easy to get along with, and find myself the person who often leads the team and helps everyone along.

These qualities coupled with my decision making capabilities, which are being honed with time, make me a good team leader. I can recognise other peoples personalities and how to make the best of them within the team.

I am also very ambitious and hard working and I never fail to surprise people with my enthusiasm for work!

New challenges motivate me and drive me to succeed.

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