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 Elva Bannon from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Elva Bannon

Mechatronic Engineer

Smart Futures

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  Elva Bannon

I found having education in a number of different areas of engineering to be beneficial to the work I am doing.

There is a whole world of possibilities out there for engineers, and it is difficult to know what subjects are necessary for the industry you will end up in. I was always interested in robotics and environmental issues, but it was not until my Masters that I really knew what I wanted to do.

General entry courses are quite useful, as you get a taste for a few different areas before you have to specialise, a lot of companies offer on the job training, and there is also the possibility of further study.

An engineering qualification teaches you so much more than just the technical subjects, but a way of looking at the world and solving problems in a logical and systematic way.

Engineers are sought after for these skills as much as the technical ones, and it opens up incredible opportunities. Engineering is not an easy route through college, but it is incredibly rewarding.

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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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Brown Thomas 'looking for 150 temporary workers' 


Thursday, September 30, 2010 




Brown Thomas 'looking for 150 temporary workers'The Brown Thomas Group is set to create 150 temporary jobs over the
Christmas period, it has been announced.

Both full and part-time positions will be available in the company's
well-known designer store on Grafton Street in Dublin, as well as at its
BT2 Store, BT2 Dundrum and BT2 Blanchardstown.

A spokesperson told the Irish Examiner that the positions would cover
the festive period.

"The company is recruiting for several functions including sales and
sales support, beauty consultants, cashiers, gift wrapping and stockroom
personnel," she added.

Application forms will be available from the company's website from
today (September 30th).

Earlier this month, the Irish Times reported that Kildare Village is
creating a mixture of over 100 permanent and temporary positions in the
run-up to the festive season. The opening of four new brands at the
designer outlet store will generate 60 positions, while an additional 45
will be created by existing retailers to meet the Christmas demand.
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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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