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

 

Paul Meany

School Principal

Department of Education and Skills

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  Paul Meany

Need to have a belief about the value of the sort of education provided by the school to which you are applying.

Need to be able to cope with ambivalence - being leader in the school is not a black and white thing.

Need to believe in people, whether it is staff or students.

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Enterprising?
Enterprising 
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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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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Do What You Say You're Going To Do

  

Do what you say you're going to do and people will trust you, believe you, and like you. You're "word" is who you are. This is how people judge you.

            
 

What are your Career Interests? 888

Social
Social
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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