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 Michelle Ryan from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Michelle Ryan

Corporate Sales Manager

Failte Ireland

Read more

  Michelle Ryan
Firstly it is very important that you get a third level education as this is a requirement in most hotels for a job in sales. This is the most important step in working in hotel sales. You should gain as much experience within the industry which I found very beneficial.
Close

Linguistic?
Linguistic 
The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, or story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Occupation Details

logo imagelogo image

Desktop Publisher

Job Zone

Education
Most occupations in this zone require job specific training (vocational training) related to the occupation (NFQ Levels 5 and 6 or higher), related on-the-job experience, or a relevant professional award.

Related Experience
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, electricians typically complete four years of training in order to perform the job.

Job Training
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognised apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.

Job Zone Examples
These occupations usually involve using communication and organisational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

Return to List
Saves this course to your Career File if you are registered.

At a Glance... header image

Uses a computer and specialist software to create the design and layout of books, newspapers and magazines.


Tasks & Activitiesheader image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

bullet

Check preliminary and final proofs for errors and make necessary corrections.

bullet

Operate desktop publishing software and equipment to design, lay out, and produce camera-ready copy.

bullet

Position text and art elements from a variety of databases in a visually appealing way to design print or web pages, using knowledge of type styles and size and layout patterns.

bullet

Convert various types of files for printing or for the Internet, using computer software.

bullet

Transmit, deliver or mail publication master to printer for production into film and plates.

bullet

Study layout or other design instructions to determine work to be done and sequence of operations.

bullet

Enter digitized data into electronic prepress system computer memory, using scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse.

bullet

View monitors for visual representation of work in progress and for instructions and feedback throughout process, making modifications as necessary.

bullet

Import text and art elements such as electronic clip-art or electronic files from photographs that have been scanned or produced with a digital camera, using computer software.

bullet

Collaborate with graphic artists, editors and writers to produce master copies according to design specifications.

Work Activities header image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported work activities in this occupation.

bullet

Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:  Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

bullet

Processing Information:  Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.

bullet

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:  Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

bullet

Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others:  Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.

bullet

Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:  Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

bullet

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events:  Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.

bullet

Thinking Creatively:  Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

bullet

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings:  Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.

bullet

Provide Consultation and Advice to Others:  Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.

bullet

Getting Information:  Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.


Knowledge header image

The following is a list of the five most commonly reported knowledge areas for this occupation.

bullet

Computers and Electronics:  Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

bullet

Design:  Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

bullet

English Language:  Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

bullet

Production and Processing:  Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

bullet

Communications and Media:  Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.


Skillsheader image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.

bullet

Reading Comprehension:   Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

bullet

Critical Thinking:   Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

bullet

Time Management:   Managing one's own time and the time of others.

bullet

Active Listening:   Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

bullet

Writing:   Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

bullet

Speaking:   Talking to others to convey information effectively.

bullet

Instructing:   Teaching others how to do something.

bullet

Coordination:   Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

bullet

Monitoring:   Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

bullet

Complex Problem Solving:   Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Further Informationheader image

A detailed description of this occupation can be found on a number of online databases. Follow the link(s) below to access this information:

Note: you will be leaving the CareersPortal Site

Go..Desktop Publisher - from:  YouTube Video

Related Occupationsheader image

Job Search


Industry Expert


Career Guidance

This occupation is popular with people who have the following Career Interests...


...and for people who like working in the following Career Sectors:

Media & Publishing

Search for Related Courses from Qualifax - the National Learners Database

Go..


Higher Ed & CAO Course suggestions
If you are interested in this occupation, then the following courses may also be of interest. Note that these course suggestions are not intended to indicate that they lead directly to this occupation, only that they are related in some way and may be worth exploring.
Courses found: 68
3D Design, Modelmaking and Digital Art
Dun Laoghaire IADT
Animation, Visual Effects and Motion Design
Arts (Joint Honours) Gaeilge
DCU
Arts (Joint Honours) Media Studies
DCU
Arts - Film Studies
TCD
Arts with Creative Writing
NUI Galway
Arts with Film Studies
NUI Galway
Broadcast Screen Production
Limerick IT
Business (Marketing and Management)
Limerick IT
Communications Studies
DCU
Computing & Multimedia
Dorset College
Computing & Multimedia
Dorset College
Computing & Multimedia
Dorset College
Computing with Games Development
Tralee IT
Computing with Media Development
Tralee IT
Computing with Media Development
Tralee IT
Contemporary Art
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Contemporary Visual Culture
DIT
Creative and Cultural Industries
DIT
Creative Digital Media
IT Tallaght
Creative Digital Media
IT Blanchardstown
Creative Media and Interaction Design (Common Entry)
University of Limerick
Creative Multimedia (Clonmel)
Limerick IT
Creative Music Production
Dun Laoghaire IADT
Design - Visual Communication
DIT
Digital Animation Production (Clonmel)
Limerick IT
Digital Marketing
Athlone IT
Digital Marketing
IT Sligo
Digital Marketing, Communication and Public Relations
Dundalk IT
Digital Media and Society (Castlebar)
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Digital Media Design
Letterkenny IT
Digital Media Design
University of Limerick
Fashion with Promotion
Letterkenny IT
Film & Broadcasting
DIT
Film and Documentary
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Film and Media
Dublin Business School
Film and Television Production
Dundalk IT
Film and Television Production
Dun Laoghaire IADT
Film and Television Production
Pulse College
Film and TV Production
Griffith College. Dublin
Graphic Design
Athlone IT
Internet of Things
Waterford IT
Journalism and Media
Dublin Business School
Marketing (Digital Media)
Dublin Business School
Marketing and Digital Media
Waterford IT
Media and Public Relations
IT Carlow
Media Arts & Technologies
Dundalk IT
Media Studies / Media Technology
Maynooth University
Media Techniques - TV & Video
Griffith College. Dublin
Multimedia
DCU
Multimedia Applications Development
Waterford IT
Multimedia Web Development
Dundalk IT
Music Production
Griffith College. Dublin
Music Production
Pulse College
Music Production For Games
Griffith College. Dublin
Music Production For Games
Pulse College
Music, Media and Performance Technology
University of Limerick
New Media Studies
Dun Laoghaire IADT
Photographic Media
Griffith College. Dublin
Photography
Dun Laoghaire IADT
Photography
Griffith College. Dublin
Theatre and Film Practice
Dundalk IT
TV and Media Production
IT Carlow
TV and Media Production
IT Carlow
Visual Communication and Graphic Design
Letterkenny IT
Visual Communication Design
Dun Laoghaire IADT
Visual Communications and Design
IT Carlow
Web Development and Creative Media
IT Sligo


Further Ed & PLC Course Suggestions
If you are interested in this occupation, then the following courses may also be of interest. Note that these course suggestions are not intended to indicate that they lead directly to this occupation, only that they are related in some way and may be worth exploring.

Courses found: 174


Graphic Design
Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education
Photography
Wexford Vocational College
Graphic Design & Art Portfolio Preparation
Galway Community College
Media - Online - Social Media & Web Content Production
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
TV and Digital Film Production
Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
Digital Media
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
Creative Media Production (Radio) - HND
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Gaming, Animation & Motion Graphics
Castlebar College of Further Education
Graphic Design
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
Creative Media Production - Journalism
Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education
Photography
Sallynoggin College of Further Education
Media Production
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
Film - HND
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Cartoon Animation
St. John's Central College
Web Authoring & Multimedia
Ballsbridge College of Further Education
Film TV & Video Production
St. John's Central College
Multimedia
St. John's Central College
Media Production
Liberties College
Art. Design & Mixed Media
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Electronics & Network Technology
College of Further Education Dundrum
Graphic Design - Visual Communications
Carlow Institute of Further Education
Graphic & Web Design with Portfolio Preparation
Castlebar College of Further Education
Print Journalism with Creative Writing
Castlebar College of Further Education
Media and Broadcasting
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
TV and Digital Film Production - Advanced
Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
Television & Digital Film
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Media Foundation
Stillorgan College of Further Education
Communication & Media Production - HND
Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education
Photographic Studies
St. John's Central College
TV & Film Production
Galway Community College
Multimedia Production & Games Design
Galway Technical Institute
Marketing - Management & Media Analysis
Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education
Journalism & Photography
Waterford College of Further Education
Radio Broadcasting - Advanced
Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
Photography
Stillorgan College of Further Education
Radio Broadcasting 1
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
Graphic Design & Illustration
St. John's Central College
Media Production
Liberties College
Art & Design Portfolio with Graphic Design
Limerick College of Further Education
Media Production
Enniscorthy Vocational College
Multimedia Production & Digital Movie
Carlow Institute of Further Education
Photography
St. Kevin's College Crumlin
Photography
Limerick College of Further Education
Visual Communications Graphic Design) - HND
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Multimedia & Web Development
Cavan Institute
Media Engineering / Sound Engineering
Drumshanbo College of Further Education
Creative Digital Media Production
Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
Graphic Design - HND
Bray Institute of Further Education
Creative Media Production - Journalism - HND
Rathmines College of Further Education
Film Production - HND
Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education
Interactive Digital Media Production
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Creative Media Production (Journalism) - HND
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Photography - Portfolio Preparation
Marino College of Further Education
Animation - HND
Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education
Multimedia
Waterford College of Further Education
Multimedia Production
St. Colman's Community College
Journalism with Photography
Marino College of Further Education
Television & Film & Radio Production
Marino College of Further Education
Television Operations & Production - HND
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Film & Documentary Production
St. Kevin's College Crumlin
Multimedia with Graphic Design
Kerry College of Further Education
Media Production & Photography
Carlow Institute of Further Education
Media Production
Monaghan Institute
Communications and Media Production
Kerry College of Further Education
Film. TV & Video Production - Advanced
St. John's Central College
TV & Film Production
Bray Institute of Further Education
TV & Film - Moving Image - HND
Bray Institute of Further Education
Radio Production
Castlebar College of Further Education
Multimedia Production
Monaghan Institute
Radio Broadcasting & Music Management
Limerick College of Further Education
Mul­ti­me­dia Production
Drogheda Institute of Further Education
Graphic Design
O'Fiaich Institute
Classical & Computer Animation - HND
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Multimedia & Web Development
Crumlin College of Further Education
Photographic Studies
Waterford College of Further Education
Cinematography
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Photography - Advanced
Limerick College of Further Education
Multimedia - Advanced
St. John's Central College
Graphic Design & Illustration
Marino College of Further Education
Creative Writing & Cultural Studies
Inchicore College of Further Education
Media Production - Radio - Advanced
Limerick College of Further Education
Media Studies
Ormonde College of Further Education
Photographic Studies
O'Fiaich Institute
Creative Media & Web Development
O'Fiaich Institute
Multimedia & Web Development - Year 2
Cavan Institute
Multimedia
Dunboyne College of Further Education
TV & Film Production - Film Studies
Limerick College of Further Education
Broadcast Presentation Skills
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Print Journalism & Photography
Sligo College of Further Education
Media Production
Galway Technical Institute
Multimedia & Web Development
Dunboyne College of Further Education
Multimedia Production - Advanced Certificate
Kinsale College of Further Education
Multimedia Production
Stillorgan College of Further Education
Information Technology. Multimedia & Games Studies
O'Fiaich Institute
Creative Media - Advanced
O'Fiaich Institute
Media Production
Our Lady's Secondary School Belmullet
Multimedia Animation - Game Design
Limerick College of Further Education
Radio Production
Monaghan Institute
Photography - Advanced
Waterford College of Further Education
Film & TV
Galway Technical Institute
Media Production
Mallow College of Further Education
Radio Production
Cavan Institute
Computer Games Programming
Cavan Institute
Photographic Studies
St. John's Central College
Media Production
Templemore College of Further Education
Photography
Westport College of Further Education
Journalism - Writing Skills with Radio
Limerick College of Further Education
Graphic Design & Illustration
Mallow College of Further Education
Journalism with Photography
Mallow College of Further Education
Film & Television Production
Monaghan Institute
Local History Recording (with Media Techniques)
Castlebar College of Further Education
Graphic Design
Selskar College
Professional Photography
Westport College of Further Education
Multimedia Production
Kinsale College of Further Education
Film & TV Production - Advanced
Kinsale College of Further Education
Creative Multimedia - Graduate Dip
Blackrock Further Education Institute
Multimedia & Web Development - Advanced
Limerick College of Further Education
Art & Digital Media
Portlaoise College
Cartoon Animation - Advanced
St. John's Central College
Media Production Creative - Advanced
Pearse College of Further Education
Multimedia & Web Development
Monaghan Institute
Multimedia & Web Development
Galway Community College
Multimedia Production
McEgan College
Photography
Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education
TV Presenting & Film Production
Galway Community College
TV & Film
Kinsale College of Further Education
Photographic Studies
Ormonde College of Further Education
General Studies
Our Lady's Secondary School Belmullet
Creative Multimedia with App Development
Blackrock Further Education Institute
Computer Network, Maintenance & Games Design
Greenhills College
Sound Engineering & Media Technology
Mallow College of Further Education
Web Design & Digital Marketing
Carlow Institute of Further Education
Multimedia Production
Listowel Community College
Multimedia & Web Development
Stillorgan College of Further Education
Web, Media and Multimedia Studies
Kerry College of Further Education
Creative Media
Templemore College of Further Education
Journalism with Photography
Digital Media 2
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
TV Studies - Advanced
Limerick College of Further Education
Media Studies
Moate Business College
Film and TV Production
Templemore College of Further Education
Film and TV Production - Advanced
Templemore College of Further Education
Media Production - Advanced
Templemore College of Further Education
Photoshop, Publishing and the Web
Kerry College of Further Education
Cartoon Animation - Advanced
Templemore College of Further Education
Radio Broadcasting 2
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
Digital Marketing & Web Design
Galway Community College
Film Production - Advanced Diploma
Pulse College
Audio and Music Technology
Pulse College
Games Development
Pulse College
Business IT with Web Design
Galway Community College
Radio and Sound Production
Galway Community College
Animation & Gaming
Galway Technical Institute
Lens Based Art - Photography & Video
Limerick College of Further Education
Digital Communications
Rathmines College of Further Education
Graphic Design
Blackrock Further Education Institute
Art with Animation Studies
Ormonde College of Further Education
Digital Marketing
O'Fiaich Institute
Animation
Stillorgan College of Further Education
Sound & Radio Production - Advanced
Mallow College of Further Education
Animation & Digital Movie
Limerick College of Further Education
3D Game Design
Bray Institute of Further Education
Web and App Development
Listowel Community College
Multimedia & Web Design
Templemichael College
Visual Communications: Design
Galway Technical Institute
Film and Documentary - Advanced
Galway Technical Institute
Creative Media Production
Pearse College of Further Education
Video & Media
Mallow College of Further Education
Advanced Certificate in Audio/Visual Media
Waterford College of Further Education
Creative Media
Dunboyne College of Further Education
Visual Communications / Creative Computing
Colaiste Ide College of Further Education
Film Production (Part Time)
Pulse College
Games Development (Part Time)
Pulse College
Visual Effects and 3D Technology - HND
Ballyfermot College of Further Education