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 Mariya Levchuk from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:
This is a perfect job for any student - you get flexible hours and your mind switches from the college problems in the friendly atmosphere.
This is an opportunity to meet people from different countries, get an insight into their worlds, about their ways.
Your work is always well rewarded and appreciated by the management.
What are your interests?
The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
Ciaran MacSamhrain, Transport Infrastructure Ireland
What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?
Irish, English, French, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Latin (I failed Latin(!) but only concentrated on 6 subjects because, at least at that time, all colleges only counted up to 6 subjects when calculating entry points).
I stayed in Honours Maths and choose Physics in order to not rule out opting for engineering.
I would not have done anything differently in hindsight.