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 Steven Kilgannon from An Garda Sí­ochána to give some advice for people considering this job:

Steven Kilgannon

Garda Trainee

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Steven Kilgannon
Do not judge the job by your experience in the college. Join the Garda Reserve to gain experience of the outside world. Be yourself and put in the effort to achieve your goals.
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Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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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.

Banking, Insurance & Financial Services 

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

Business Organisation & Management 

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

Clerical & Administration 

   Working in an office and being involved in the day to day running of a business.

Sales, Retail & Purchasing 

   All forms of work directly involved in the delivery of products and services to the marketplace.

Transport & Logistics 

   Transporting goods and people, the infrastructure (roads, rail etc.) that make this possible, and the services that are required to maintain operations every minute of every day.

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