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


Deirdre Sayers

Primary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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  Deirdre Sayers
Do not go into teaching solely for holidays, and definitely not if you want to be rich! You need to like children be patient, kind and be able to work with many types of people.

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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    Reasons to make IT Sligo your Number 1 CAO Choice:

    • Internationally recognised degrees programmes in science, business, social sciences, engineering, design and computing.
    • Courses that prepare you for the workplace. We work with employers to keep them relevant
    • Affordable, high quality accommodation within a 5 minute walk.
    • Friendly staff and a supportive learning environment.
    • Top class sports facilities – sport scholarships are also available.
    • QQI/FET Admission Information available here
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    • Sligo has a great social scene; choose from a range of live music venues, bars/nightclubs and performance arts spaces.

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