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What are your interests?

Realist?

Realist

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.

Sectors

About

Media is a sector undergoing extremely rapid change, the internet is changing where people read and watch, how it is paid for and the careers of those creating the content. Many roles in this sector are fast paced, working to get news and video online as quickly as possible. But if you work in television or publishing you’ll be working on longer term projects, helping craft a show or book from idea to completion.

Skills

    communication, languages, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership, researching information, time management, adaptability, attention to detail, project management, visual media, writing, creativity, managing resources, teamwork,

Key Facts

38%
of the Irish population listens to podcasts
392k
projected newspaper circulation in 2021, a decline of 133,000 on 2016
62%
used RTE as a news source the week they were surveyed
£10k
median annual income of a professional author in the United Kingdom

Videos in this Sector...

Mary McCaughey - Head of Communications
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Posted by EU Careers
DC131 - Breffni Banks - Communications Student - Dublin City University - DCU
DC131 - Breffni Banks - Communications Student - Dublin City University - DCU
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Posted by Dublin City University
LM039 Journalism and New Media - University of Limerick - UL
LM039 Journalism and New Media - University of Limerick - UL
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Posted by University of Limerick
GA884 Digital Media and Society - Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology - GMIT
GA884 Digital Media and Society - Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology - GMIT
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Posted by Galway Mayo Institute of Technology - GMIT