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 Howard from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

Brian Howard

Guidance Counsellor

Department of Education and Skills

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Brian Howard

This career involves working with people in a caring capacity. If you have no interest in helping people personally or educationally then this may be the wrong profession for you.

Empathy, patience and respect are important qualities for this job, in addition to be able to relate well to the person you are dealing with. As there is also a large amount of information to be handled in the job, good organisational, IT and time management skills are also quite important.

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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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The following videos provide information about a particular career sector.


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Accountancy & Taxation

Chartered Accountancy

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





Careers in Accountancy

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





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



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

Medical Technology

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



Sales, Retail & Purchasing

Careers in the Retail Sector

There are more careers in the retail sector than you think! Watch this video to find out more.



Security, Defence & Law Enforcement

Careers in An Garda Síochána

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





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.





Defence & Law Enforcement

This video contains information on the various roles within the Gardai, Defence Force, Prison Service and Fire Service in Ireland



Space Science & Technology

Space Science

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