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.

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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LM002 Irish Music and Dance

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Irish traditional music and dance are an intrinsic part of the cultural life of this island. In recent years they have become significant economically, and traditional musicians and dancers now have careers over the entire globe.

The Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick has become the world leader in the study of this phenomenon, situating traditional music and dance in the centre of a number of critical approaches and disciplines. This subject is designed to develop your academic and vocational skills. The main thrust of this subject in this context is the academic study of these music and dance practices. You will also engage in vocational studies directly relevant to traditional music and dance. For example, you will have the opportunity to record CDs and videos,<

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