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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.


In simple terms the law determines what we can and cannot do. But in life things are rarely so simple, the jobs in this profession help determine what is and isn’t legal. Solicitors and barristers will advocate for the affected parties, judges and juries will impartially guide the process and determine outcomes. The profession is divided into two professional practice areas: solicitor and barrister, along with judges and various administrative support roles. A degree in law is also well regarded by non-legal employers and many opportunities exist for law grads who do not wish to practise law.


    communication, initiative, adaptability, managing resources, time management, prioritising work, leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, decision making, enforcing laws and regulations, writing, negotiation, people management, problem solving,

Key Facts

months of in office training required to become a solicitor
months length of the pupilage/devilling a new barrister must undertake with an established barrister
types of court in the Irish court system
papers in the FE-1 entrance exams for Solicitor Training

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