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 Stacey Bradley from Forestry Careers Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:
Get as much experience on the ground as you can. Being able to work well with GIS and large amounts of data is also extremely beneficial. Maintain a willingness to learn about forestry and technology.
What are your interests?
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
Rachel Reddin, Builders Providers and DIY Store Manager
What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?
Business and mathematics have been the most relevant subjects for my current role, but this industry is very much a learn as you do environment and I believe that the right attitude and a willingness to learn will take you far in this industry.