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 John Smith from Intel to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

John Smith

Engineer - Process

Intel

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  John Smith
On a personal level you need to be a good team player, good communicator and organised. From a technical viewpoint a background in physical sciences or engineering is essential. A PhD in semiconductor related field would prove extremely beneficial. The opportunities are vast within a company the size of Intel so you do have the option to change career direction if needed.
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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.
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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