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 Brian Howard from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Brian Howard

Guidance Counsellor

Department of Education and Skills

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  Brian Howard

This career involves working with people in a caring capacity. If you have no interest in helping people personally or educationally then this may be the wrong profession for you.

Empathy, patience and respect are important qualities for this job, in addition to be able to relate well to the person you are dealing with. As there is also a large amount of information to be handled in the job, good organisational, IT and time management skills are also quite important.

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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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Organisation Profile - Accounting Technicians Ireland



 

We have numbers in our DNA.

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Is a career as an Accounting Technician for me?

Qualified Accounting Technicians have the opportunity to work in a core business function in commerce, industry, practice and the public sector, and many become fully qualified accountants through further study.

Accounting Technicians Ireland is the leading professional body for Accounting Technicians on the Island of Ireland. Founded in 1983, the organisation has grown to serve more than 10,000 students and members today.

With offices in Dublin and Belfast, and Partner Colleges across the Island of Ireland, Accounting Technicians provides an internationally recognised business qualification and promotes the highest educational, technical and ethical standards among our members.

With close links to Chartered Accountants Ireland, ACCA, CIMA and other professional accounting bodies in Ireland and overseas, ATI graduates have the opportunity to progress their career in accountancy to the very top of the profession. ATI graduates are entitled to put the letters MIATI (Member of the Institute of Accounting Technicians Ireland).


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