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

 

Paul Galvan

Resource Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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  Paul Galvan
I would advise them to ensure they enjoy working with young people. If possible try to get some teaching experience; I started out as a substitute teacher before applying for my H Dip in Education.
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The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Jobs and Work

In this area we look at getting experience along the way through college. We then take you through the process of preparing a job search.

The next step is actually finding the jobs that are available to third level graduates. You will find a comprehensive list of links to the Graduate Recruitment area of top sites specifically recruiting graduates in this area.

Finally, researching employers gives you some advice on getting to know a potential company or employer, which will prove when it comes to interview that you are enthusiastic about the job opportunity advertised and will also help you to pitch your application and perform better at the job interview.



Job Vacancies by College...

Third level job opportunities are advertised collectively through gradireland.com and through individual colleges' career services. The following links are to the vacancies sections of college websites, where available.
Athlone IT
Carlow College
Cork Institute of Technology
DCU
DIT
Dorset College
Dublin Business School
Dun Laoghaire IADT
Dundalk IT
Independent Colleges
IT Blanchardstown
IT Carlow
IT Sligo
IT Tallaght
IT Tralee
Letterkenny IT
Maynooth University
NCI
NUI Galway
Royal College of Surgeons
TCD
UCC (NUI)
UCD (NUI)
University of Limerick
Waterford IT
 
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