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What are your interests?

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

While this sector is supported by many volunteers, there are many highly rewarding career paths available. Many roles overlap with Social Care, providing support and assistance to the most vulnerable in society. There are many other activities engaged in, such as supporting community life and advocating for good causes. People working in this sector will often have great passion for the cause they work on and empathy for the people they work with.

Skills

    caring for others, problem solving, communication, empathy, compassion, leadership, initiative, adaptability, managing resources, time management, prioritising work, working with children, leadership, health & safety, active listening,

Key Facts

2/3
of Irish adults engage in Community and Voluntary activities each year
29,000
nonprofit organisations in Ireland
211
social entrepreneurs supported by Social Entrepreneurs Ireland
1,757
charities added to the Register 2016

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