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What are your interests?

Social?

Social

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

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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