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A keen interest in current affairs, a willingness to travel and an acceptance that this role is a lifestyle choice are all necessary. I believe having lived abroad for a period of time and experiencing different cultures are also an advantage.

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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O'Connell Centre

Tourism with Business

Code:  5M5011
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   Business Consultant  
Chartered Secretary   Business Analyst  
Project Manager   Managing Director  
Recruitment Consultant   Management Associate  
Charity Officer   Company Secretary  
Arts agent/promoter   Business Adviser  
Management Consultant   Hotel - General Manager  
Industrial Relations Officer   Manager - General  
Financial Adviser   Financial Trader  
Economist / Economist EU   Change Manager  
Psychologist - Occupational   Human Resources Business Partner / HRBP  
Personnel Manager    Personnel Officer  
Equality Officer   Human Resources / Personnel Manager  
Hospitality Management   HR Director - Human Resources  
Staff Relations Official   Occupational Hygienist  
Receptionist - Hotel   Travel Agency Manager  
Spa Manager   Hotel Sales & Marketing Manager  
Conference & Banqueting/ Event Co-ordinator   Sommelier  
Chef   Restaurant/Catering Manager  
Commis Chef   Tour Guide  
Hotel Rooms Division Manager   Travel Courier/Resort Representative  
Leisure Centre Manager   Bar Manager / Publican  

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.
Tourism & Hospitality
Business Organisation & Business Management
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Progression Routes

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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