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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.

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International Organisations

International Organisations

Ireland places great importance in its membership of international organisations, viewing them as vital to our international standing as a small, neutral, island nation.

Many of these international organisations offer interesting and rewarding career paths. There are two types of international organisation, intergovernmental organisations, which are made up of member states and international nongovernmental organisations, which are NGO’s with an international reach. Examples of Intergovernmental organisations are the UN, the OECD, the World Bank and the IMF. Examples of International NGO’s are Oxfam, the Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières 

Intergovernmental organisations tend to offer highly structured career paths and application processes for suitably skilled applicants. Skill demands can vary depending on the organisation, but economics knowledge is central to the IMF, OECD and the World Bank. With the UN and other organisations, the skills required depend on the section of the organisation you work in, but for roles in development aid, experience in the field is crucial in a competitive field. A willingness to travel for work and language skills are also very important when working in an international environment. 

Occupations in International Organisations
(sorted by Job Zone)

Clerical Assistant

Clerical assistants are responsible for filing, dealing with correspondence, maintaining data using computer or manual systems, and other general office duties.

Diplomat

A Diplomat represents their country’s government overseas, and counsel on international issues.

Advice Worker

Provide free, confidential and impartial advice to clients on their rights in a range of legal, financial, social, employment and general consumer issues.

Sociologist / Social Researcher

Studies human society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organisations.

Interpreter

Translates spoken words from one language to another.