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 Lisa Berry from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Lisa Berry

Restaurant Manager

McDonald's

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  Lisa Berry

My advice would be it is definitely a job where if you work hard and maintain your ambition you can have a satisfying career.

I think the biggest misconception is that McDonald's is only a job and stop gap to something else.

You will need patience, drive and commitment and be able to adapt to change. The skills you will learn with this job will be lifelong skills.

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Realist?
Realist 
Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

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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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Be Flexible

  

Work life is filled with give-and-take. Flexibility gives you the ability to stand up to the winds of changing demands and priorities. Rigidity will cause you to break.

            
 

What are your Career Interests? 888

Investigative
Investigative
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.

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