Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Brian Cadigan from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Brian Cadigan

Primary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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  Brian Cadigan
Don't just go into teaching because you are looking for long holidays. To teach everyday you need to like children, be very patient and understanding. However I feel it is one of the most rewarding jobs out there.
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Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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School Subjects (LC)

Not sure which subjects to choose? The following videos may help to answer some of your questions.

Information on all Leaving Cert subjects can be found here.

 

19 Videos available
inCommon Series No1
Source:CareersPortal




Music Video - I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate
Source:YouTube / Spoken ord




Project Maths
Source:NCCA




Should we all learn how to programe computers?
Source:code.org




Studying Chemistry
Source:CareersPortal




Studying German
Source:Goethe Institut




Studying Japanese
Source:Post-Primary Languages Initiative




Studying Languages
Source:Post-Primary Languages Initiative




Studying Physics
Source:CareersPortal




Studying Russian
Source:Post-Primary Languages Initiative




Studying Spanish
Source:Post-Primary Languages Initiative




Studying STEM
Source:CareersPortal




What Most School Don't Teach [IT]
Source:YouTube




Why Japanese
Source:Post-Primary Languages Initiative




Why Study Science
Source:Teachers TV [28:00]




Working in Engineering
Source:Smart Futures




Working in Science
Source:Smart Futures




Working in Technology
Source:Smart Futures




Working with Maths
Source:Smart Futures