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

Aoife Lyons

Occupational Psychologist

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Aoife Lyons
Psychology is a very broad area and I would encourage people to reflect on the field that would suit them best. If you study pharmacy, you will graduate as a pharmacist. It is different in psychology. The role of a Clinical Psychologist differs significantly from the role of an Educational Psychologist, a Forensic Psychologist or a Sports Psychologist. A post graduate qualification will be required to practice in any of these fields. Regardless of the area of psychology that interests you, respect for and an interest in people is a key value that is required. Once you have qualifications, networks and professional bodies are a good way to meet prospective employers.
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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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Accountancy & Taxation

Careers in Accountancy

Hear about career opportunities first hand from professionals working in the world of Finance, Accountancy and Taxation.





Chartered Accountancy

Ever considered becoming a Chartered Accountant? Watch this video to see why it might be a good idea.





Irish Tax Institute

97% of AITI's Charted Tax advisers qualifying in the last 4 years are successfully employed in Ireland and international cities form New York to Hong Kong and from London to Sydney.



Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food

Agriculture & Food

TEAGASC is not about knowledge for the sake of knowledge - it's about the application of knowledge





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

Studying Veterinary Medicine in Ireland



Building, Construction & Property

Chartered Surveying

What on Earth is Surveying? Watch this video from SCSI to find out.



Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Find out more about Chemical engineering, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences



Civil & Public Service, Local Government, Politics & EU

Public Appointments Service

Careers that Matter - People making a difference - every day



Computers & ICT

Careers in Computers

Career opportunities in ICT - Information and Communications Technology. One of the fastest growing sectors worldwide, have you considered it yet?



Maritime, Fishing & Aquaculture

Ireland's Seafood Sector

An overview of Ireland's Seafood Sector provided by Bord Iascaig Mhara



MedTech & Biochemical Engineering

Medical Technology

Did you know that 33% of the world's contact lenses are manufactured in Ireland....



Security, Defence & Law Enforcement

Defence Forces

Engineering in the Defence Force covers a full range of military tasks such as bridging,Track-way, mine warefare, battle field clearing and explosives.





Careers in An Garda Síochána

Careers in An Garda Síochána are varied and offer excellent progression opportunities



Space Science & Technology

Space Science

This futuristic sector contains a lot more opportunities for people than just astronauts.