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Social

The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with 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.

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Every day, thousands of people attend art galleries, museums or book launches. Festivals and markets held across the country every day add to the cultural vibrancy of the country. All of this requires professionals, to curate museums and organise events. As we become a more international society, with business from around the world based here, the demand for language skills is increasing. People with language skills will find opportunities in many areas including tourism, translation and international sales.

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

780
national monuments overseen by the Office of Public Works
6.6
million visitors to heritage sites managed by the Office of Public Works
514k
of people in Ireland spoke a language other than English or Irish according to the 2011 census
65
million the amount the Arts Council intends to spend supporting art and artists in Ireland in 2018

Labour Market Information

A shortage of those with Foreign language skills have been identified in the National Skills Bulletin 2018 for several occupations including Sales account strategists, Inside sales representatives, Marketing specialists (including digital), Contact centre agents, Customer service representatives and Business sales executives.

The language skills most in demand include German, French and the Nordic languages. There is also a growing need for Mandarin as trade links grow with China.



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