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

Padraig Parle

Teacher - Special Needs

Department of Education and Skills

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Padraig Parle
It is essential to be a very patient and organised person. Also you must have a sense of humour, be easy going and not take yourself too seriously.
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"tasks range from working on a landing, in the school, gym, waiting room, escort duty to hospital or court etc"
Prison Officer
Margaret Donaghue
"You need a lot of technical skills such as knowledge of different types of coding along with skills to communicate and work as part of a team.  "
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Sarah Kennelly
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I love that my job is very varied and also very challenging, there is a great team spirit in the office.
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Roseann Gilligan
"I thoroughly enjoy the diverse opportunities which a career in the Department offers, in particular the opportunity to promote Ireland in one of our overseas missions"
3rd Secretary
Fiona Devlin
"It’s great informing the Taoiseach on the issues of the day and it’s a real buzz hearing something I’ve written on Oireachtas TV"
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David Crowe
"Being able to write well is very important because you will be doing a lot of reports and research as well as political analysis. "
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Simon Nix
"I am employed to bring the principles of psychology into the recruitment and selection service that the Public Appointments Service offers"
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Aoife Lyons
"Rinne me staidéir ar an ateagaireacht agus ar an aistriúchán agus tá mé ag úsáid an dá gnéithe sin i mo shaol oibre."
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Breda Ni Mhaoláin
"Some of the best experiences have been representing the department at meetings with the EU and IMF"
Administrative Officer
Alan Gilligan
"I must remain alert and ready to deal with any situation as and when they arise"
Prison Officer
Paul Harding
"You need to be resilient and manage several different tasks at once. "
Third Secretary - Press Officer
Jennifer Bourke

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