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 Elaine Steiro from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:


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  Elaine Steiro

If you are considering starting in the food/ catering or hospitality sectors, you should consider whether you like working shift work and you should like working in a pressured environment .

It is a very fulfilling and rewarding sector to work in though and every day is different with new skills being added to your skillset all of the time . If you are considering moving into the management side of things, then you should be able to co ordinate tasks and people to achieve results and you should like an ever changing work environment.


Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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Carlow Institute of Further Education

Business Administration with Legal Studies

Code:  5M2468
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Accounts Team Leader   Health & Safety Officer  
Data Protection Officer   Civil Service - Administrative Officer  
Civil Service - Executive Officer   Project Manager - Software Design  
Database Administrator   Secretary  
Payroll Manager   Personal Assistant  
Archivist   Front Office Junior Manager  
Bi-lingual / Multi-lingual Secretary   Wedding Planner  
Letting Agent / Landlord   Bank Official  
Medical Secretary   Legal Executive  
Court Usher / Judicial Assistant   Patent Agent / Attorney  
Compliance Manager   Law Clerk  
Paralegal   Solicitor  
Barrister   Lawyer - EU  
Judge   Pensions Adviser  
Lawyer   Trade Union Official  
Court Reporter / Stenographer   Customs Officers  

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Clerical & Administration
Law & Legal
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