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 Caroline Austin from Irish Tax Institute to give some advice for people considering this job:

Caroline Austin

Associate Tax Lawyer

Irish Tax Institute

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A common misconception about a career in tax is that it is just about numbers, however, tax law has a strong basis in legislation and case law. Therefore, it is really suitable for graduates from a legal background, or for qualified solicitors and barristers.
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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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This course is designed to give students an introduction to all aspects of business. Core subjects and skills are studied in the first two years and include Economics, Accounting, Marketing, IT, Law, HR Management, Industrial Relations

Students then specialise in one of the five areas: Human Resource Management, Business Economics, Finance Marketing or Management.


General business degree with a strong international reputation.

Gain valuable experience and a competitive edge with optional year-long work placement.

Specialise in a key business area (economics, management, marketing, HR or finance) in final year.

Develop skills in communications, IT, teamwork and problem solving.

Strong entrepreneurial focus to encourage innovation and creativity.

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