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

 

Brian Macken

Science Communicator

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  Brian Macken

I would strongly advise you to do the Masters in Science Communication in DCU. It really gives you a feel for the different kinds of media and ways of explaining things. And it's a good place to make contacts, which is also useful.

I would also recommend that you read science books. Not textbooks, good popular science books are just as useful for this kind of work, as it's already been broken down into simpler language for you. And only read the ones that you're interested in - it shouldn't be a chore to read them.

But I would recommend reading outside your subject area, so if you're into physics, then read some books on biology and vice versa (everyone should read Stephen J. Gould).  However, the more knowledge you have, the more questions you'll be able to answer.

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Emirates looks to Ireland for Airline Cabin Crew  


Wednesday, October 26, 2011 




Emirates looks to Ireland for Airline Cabin Crew   Dubai-based airline Emirates has announced it is set to hold a number of open days across the country as it looks to take on up to 4,000 new cabin crew.

Individuals looking to boost their work and career prospects might therefore be tempted to head along, with the company keen to employ enthusiastic individuals who are looking to expand their horizons, the Irish Examiner reports.

The recruitment drive is taking place ahead of the carrier's launch of its first Irish route, from Dublin to Dubai, which is set to get underway on January 9th next year.

"We are looking to recruit 4,000 cabin crew and our policy has always been to recruit staff from countries where there is a strong hospitality tradition," said Laurie Berryman, the airline's vice president for Britain and Ireland.

Meanwhile, the Irish Times revealed a recent graduate fair in Dublin attracted more than 6,000 individuals earlier this month. It showcased more than 4,000 jobs and highlighted the many openings that continue to available across the country for young people.
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