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 Margaret Donaghue from Civil and Public Service Jobs to give some advice for people considering this job:

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Learn as much as you can in any situation that presents itself. Never be afraid to try something even if it scares you to do so. And give it all you have. Be a good listener and a good communicator and be fair.
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The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Accountancy & Taxation

Chartered Accountancy

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Careers in Accountancy

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Irish Tax Institute

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Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food

Agriculture & Food

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Dairy Farming in Ireland

This short inforgraphic video gives background information to the exciting career opportunities that exist on Irish dairy farms



Animals & Veterinary Science

Veterinary Medicine

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Building, Construction & Property

Chartered Surveying

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Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Computers & ICT

Careers in Computers

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Maritime, Fishing & Aquaculture

Ireland's Seafood Sector

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MedTech & Biochemical Engineering

Medical Technology

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Sales, Retail & Purchasing

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Security, Defence & Law Enforcement

Defence & Law Enforcement

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Defence Forces

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Space Science & Technology

Space Science

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