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What are your interests?

Linguistic?

Linguistic

The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, or story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

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Advocacy

Advocacy

Advocacy is having your voice heard. People in society have many different perspectives on issues, and in an open society they can make these perspectives heard through advocating for their views on policies, elections or business practices.

Organisations will often focus on advocating for particular causes, for example the Irish Council for Civil Liberties promotes peoples rights and liberties, the Immigrant Council of Ireland supports the interests of recent immigrants to Ireland. Advocacy, whether by individuals or organisations, is a vital part of a functioning democracy. Advocacy approaches can range from drafting research papers, organising protests or holding education events.

Effective advocacy is a product of strategy, good organisation and patient execution. Convincing people takes time. This means there’s more to a career in the area than communications skills. A talent with research, social media, marketing, management or fundraising can all help you establish yourself in the sector.

Most advocacy isn’t performed by professionals. At their best, advocacy movements are sustained by volunteers at every level.