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 Rebecca Tighe from Intel to give some advice for people considering this job:

Rebecca Tighe

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Rebecca Tighe
Engineering in general is an extremely broad career and can lead to you many different applications and many different parts of the world. Its also a career which can give you a set of skills highly adaptable to other careers. In Intel the same applies. Day to day the job changes so being able to change with the job is important. Make sure you are adaptable and can apply your skills in many different situations.

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.
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As with most jobs, it is important to be a good team player and someone who can get on with other people. Attention to detail is also important, and being able to work to deadlines. Also the ability to be self motivated, and willing to learn, as quite often you will be asked to do something new.

Obviously working in Finance, having an interest in 'numbers' is a good thing. But Accounting and Finance type roles are not all about the numbers or preparing financial statements, having an interest in business helps.

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