What do todays workers say about the subjects they chose when they did their Leaving Cert (or equivalent exam)?
By clicking on the job titles from the list of interviews below (approx 150), you will be able to read what each person answered to the question "What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?" You can sort the list by clicking on the column titles (Sort by Title / Sort by Employer).
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Chester Reid, Chartered Accountants Ireland
What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?
At school I chose subjects that I liked and not subjects that I thought would influence my career. As I saw it at the time, the main aim of doing the leaving cert was to choose subjects that you thought you'd score highly in, so that you could garner sufficient points to do your preferred college/University course.
Although I still stand by the above view of the leaving cert, I would suggest that if you can do a subject (that you like) and that is related to your proposed future career then by all means do it. I would suggest doing accountancy as a subject (if available)for the leaving cert as it would directly benefit those who want to pursue Chartered Accountancy as a career. This would help lay down the fundamentals and aid in your studies in later years.