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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

Working in Computers & ICT places you on the frontier of society, as a result it attracts innovators and those who love working with computers. The tech sector is dynamic and vibrant, but it can be demanding with the most appealing jobs requiring high skill levels in coding, hardware and data analysis. Tech companies often have informal work cultures but demand hard work and dedication in return. With technology driving change throughout society computer skills are now essential assets in any career.

Skills

    data analysis & statistics, problem solving, technology, manufacturing, research & development, maths, programming, electronics, using computers, critical thinking, problem solving, design, quality control, education & training, communication,

Key Facts

8
of the top 10 software companies are based in Ireland
4
of the top 5 IT services companies are based in Ireland
2/3
of Irish companies see technology as central to their growth and business priorities
37,000
employed in ICT companies

Advice from Experts...

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Who Intel Recruit

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