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 Emilia Gilroy from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:

Emilia Gilroy

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It is a very rewarding but also extremely challenging job. It requires a lot of resilience, mental strength, patience and compassion. It means seeing people at their worst in the most difficult circumstances.

It involves making difficult decisions, which will have life changing consequences for the offenders. If you think you have the ability to handle all that, it is a truly great job with amazing opportunities.
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Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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Study Skills

The following videos provide expert advice on how to study better and improve your exam performance.

 

12 Videos available
1. First things first
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2. Use time wisely
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3. Get organised
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4. Learn how to read
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5. Schedule your time
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6. Listen and take notes
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7. Hand in neat work
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8. Ask questions
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9. Help other people
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10. Anticipate exam questions
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11. Do more than you are asked
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12. Use what you learn
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