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 Liam Doyle from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:


Liam Doyle

Hotel Manager

Failte Ireland

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  Liam Doyle
Don’t give up easily, because there’ll be many obstacles or roadblocks placed in your way. If you enjoy challenges, you’ll enjoy the hotel industry. It is physically and mentally very challenging but also extraordinarily rewarding, a lot more than most other industries, providing you’re willing to stay the course!

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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This page is designed to help you find and research full-time courses known as PLC courses (Post Leaving Certificate courses). They are typically one or two year courses, and applications are made directly to the college (not the CAO). There are a number of steps we recommend you take to help you find courses according to what you want.

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