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 John Traynor from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:

John Traynor

Development Analyst

CRH plc

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John Traynor
This is a job that you must be really interested in to succeed in. At times the hours can be very long and the work can be very challenging. You must be prepared to put up with the hard work in order to get the real experience and career progress that the job can offer you. If you are not really interested in this work you will be letting yourself and your colleagues down.
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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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SIMI - Committed to an innovative and progressive approach to career development in the industry.

SIMI - Committed to an innovative and progressive approach to career development in the industry.

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The SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) is the national representative body for the Motor Industry in Ireland.

We are the official voice of the Motor Industry in Ireland and are proud to represent over 1200 members companies including Retailers, Repairers, Vehicle Distributors, Vehicle Testers, Wholesalers and other key industry operators.

We work on our members behalf, representing their views and concerns to the Government, the media and the public. To learn more about SIMI our website visit www.simi.ie.