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

 

Brian Cadigan

Primary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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  Brian Cadigan
Don't just go into teaching because you are looking for long holidays. To teach everyday you need to like children, be very patient and understanding. However I feel it is one of the most rewarding jobs out there.
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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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Intreo


Intreo is a new service from the Department of Social Protection which will provide a single point of contact for all employment and income supports.

Intreo offers practical, tailored employment services and supports for jobseekers and employers alike. 

These new "one-stop-shops" for jobseekers are currently being rolled out around the country.

What services and supports are provided by Intreo?

  • Employment services and income supports available in one place.
  • Expert assistance and advice on employment, training and personal development opportunities.
  • A focus on your individual needs to assist you enter the workforce.
  • Self-service facilities to provide you with information and guidance on employment and training opportunities.
  • Access to information on job vacancies through www.jobsireland.ie

To contact you nearest Intreo office click here

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I always try to keep my knowledge current by constantly doing a variety of courses such as those on languages or IT. It’s very important to keep life- long learning going all the time.
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