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.

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Jack McGovern

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Get a degree in any area that you are interested in. It doesn't have to be directly related to sociology or Law. Apply to become a member of the Garda Reserve Gather life experience by travelling before you join.
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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Brenda O Loughlin
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Lisa Berry

Lisa Berry
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Marie Kinsella-White

Marie Kinsella-White
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Richard Storey

Richard Storey
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Cosmin Tudor

Cosmin Tudor
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Breda Wright

Breda Wright
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Gail Sterio

Gail Sterio
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Mariya Levchuk

Mariya Levchuk
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Elaine Steiro

Elaine Steiro
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Lisa Berry, Restaurant Manager

Lisa Berry is a Restaurant Manager with McDonalds Ireland having started as a Trainee Manager in 2000.  She is responsible for all aspects of running the restaurant and enjoys the variety, challenge and responsibility that this gives her.  She is currently completing a HETAC Level 6 qualification in conjunction with McDonalds and National College Ireland in First-Line Management.
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