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 Tom Tooher from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:

Tom Tooher

Lieutenant - Army

Defence Forces

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Look up the Defence Forces website at www.military.ie and talk to serving personnel. If its possible try to visit a barracks.

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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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Accountancy & Taxation 

   Working mainly in business, records details of financial transactions and provides advice on financial and tax matters.

Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations 

   Creating advertising, managing marketing campaigns, and ensuring that a company is always seen in the best possible light.

Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food 

   Working with the land, managing livestock, crops, and the environment. Working with the production and distribution of food, and its safety.

Animals & Veterinary Science 

   Looking after the health and welfare of animals.

Art, Craft & Design 

   Producing new pieces of art, craft or designs.

Banking, Insurance & Financial Services 

   Providing services to the public and business through banking, insurance, fund management and other forms of financial services.

Building, Construction & Property 

   Working in the planning, building, selling or management of construction projects (housing estates, roads, warehouses etc.).

Business Organisation & Management 

   Involved in the running of a business, helping it grow and develop, operate efficiently, meet business objectives and manage its workforce.

Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences 

   Creating high quality drugs or chemicals, testing them to ensure they are effective and safe, and monitoring their effect on people and the environment.

Civil & Public Service, Local Government, Politics & EU 

   Working for the government to ensure the efficient and correct running of the country.

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