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Linguistic

The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, or story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

Sectors

About

What unifies the people involved in all areas of the Building, Construction & Property sector is the pride they take in the completion of a project. Whether it's a developer admiring a building he’s looked after from when it was just an idea, a bricklayer seeing the outcome of weeks of work or the satisfaction a real estate agent feels when handing the keys of a newly built home over to its new owners.  

Skills

    adaptability, managing resources, time management, prioritising work, leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, data analysis & statistics, decision making, people management, persuasion, independence, physical activity, complying with regulations, maintaining machinery,

Key Facts

147k
employed in construction in Q2 2017
14%
estimated increase in construction output 2018
582
architects practices in Ireland
50,000
new construction jobs needed by 2020 to meet housing demand

Advice from Experts...

If you want to know more about working in the in the sector, hear what the experts have to say.

Opportunities
Career Opportuities in Construction

Because the industry is so varied and diverse, there is a vast array of career opportunities across the construction sector. Depending on your aptitude and abilities, there is an opportunity to work in a dynamic growing sector and in an environment that both challenges and rewards.

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Posted by: Construction Industry Federation
Career Opportuities in Construction
Careers in Chartered Surveying

Thinking about your future? Find out more about the exciting career paths open to chartered surveyors!

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Posted by: Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland
Careers in Chartered Surveying
Advice
Careers Advice for the Construction Industry

If you are interested in working in the industry, make use of your Transition Year and look for work experience. Approach local companies to seek their assistance to achieve this or ask your career guidance counsellor what contacts they may have in the industry.

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Posted by: Construction Industry Federation

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