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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.

Sectors
Source: National Skills Bulletin

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Banking is an extremely broad area, ranging from personal banking dealing with individuals and their bank accounts all the way up to investment banks conducting deals worth in the hundreds of millions. There is no shortage of courses that train you in fields directly related to finance, economics and accounting. But it’s a broad area where many different career paths can lead you to a job with a bank, including law, computer science, business and mathematics. The work can range from customer service to performing advanced mathematics to predict the stock market.

Skills

    maths, attention to detail, teamwork, creating & following processes, prioritising work, problem solving, time management, project management, data analysis & statistics, developing relationships, leadership, communication, negotiation, researching information, budgeting,

Key Facts

35,000
people employed in financial services
50%
of the worlds top 50 banks have operations in Ireland
4,000
employed in Fintech
38
institutions have Irish banking licenses

Labour Market Information

The future demand for business and financial skills is likely to be affected by the impact of Brexit. Numerous financial services firms have applied for authorisations to operate in Ireland; should these companies relocate from the UK to Ireland, demand will increase for medium and high skilled persons to work in the financial sector. On the other hand, the demand for business skills may be negatively affected by exposure to a decrease in demand for exports of goods and services to the UK.

There are approximately 70,092 people working in financial services, such as banking. The sector is growing, with the numbers of people employed in higher end financial jobs increasing by 5% between quarter 4 2012 to quarter 4 2017.

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