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What are your interests?

Realist?

Realist

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.

The World of Work

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Occupations A-Z

What is an occupation?

Often the terms job, occupation and career are used interchangeably. In fact, they have very different meanings. On this site we use them to mean the following:

A job is a work role with a specific organisation (paid or unpaid). Examples: Auditor at CRH Group, Shop Assistant at Lidl.

An occupation is a wide category of jobs with similar characteristics. Example: Doctor, Engineer, Teacher, or Scientist.

A career is a lifetime journey of building and making good use of your skills, knowledge and experiences.

We encourage you to use our CareerExplorer to explore hundreds of occupations found throughout Ireland. For many we include interviews with people doing that job, and discussing their career journey so far.


 

Have Respect For Others

  

By giving respect to others, you receive it in return. In effect this is the Golden Rule in action... and it works in organisations just as well as in life.