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Nicola O'Higgins, Fishmonger
Nichola O'Higgins owns and runs a fish shop in Wicklow with her Husband, who is also a Chef. The job entails sourcing the best supply of fish, presenting it in the most attractive manner, providing advice to her customers on how to cook it, marketing their services, keeping the accounts in order and maintaining the highest levels of hygiene at all times.
I left school before my Leaving Certificate, which I would not advise. I worked hard at everything I did and constantly tried to up my game.
I would advise to never take no for an answer, to get your foot in the door and work your way to where you want to go. My son is now twenty and is in college and he got great advice from career guidance in school.
Secondary School, Glengara Park, Glenageary. I left school after fifth year. Courses since have been in sales, computers, tax and hygiene - any area required to advance the job I was working in.
Education of life!
I will be doing a fish filleting course very soon.