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 Brian Howard from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Brian Howard

Guidance Counsellor

Department of Education and Skills

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This career involves working with people in a caring capacity. If you have no interest in helping people personally or educationally then this may be the wrong profession for you.

Empathy, patience and respect are important qualities for this job, in addition to be able to relate well to the person you are dealing with. As there is also a large amount of information to be handled in the job, good organisational, IT and time management skills are also quite important.

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DFS furnishes Dublin with a store 


Tuesday, January 03, 2012 




DFS furnishes Dublin with a store

DFS the large British furniture chain, is advancing plans to open a store in Dublin in the first quarter of this year. The chain is preparing to enter the market just weeks after Flanagans, one of the largest indigenous players in the market, went bust.

DFS, which has 82 stores worldwide, is likely to create up to 30 jobs at its Dublin store. It has already started offering staff positions on its website click here.

Furniture has been one of the hardest hit areas of Irish retail, as house-building has slowed. Publicly quoted DFS said last month that it was to press ahead with expansion plans, which would create 300 jobs, despite a fall in profits.

Brian Carey - The Sunday Times 01/01/12

 




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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.

            
 

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Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.

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