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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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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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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Indeed creates 50 new jobs in Dublin 


Friday, March 09, 2012 




Indeed creates 50 new jobs in Dublin

The world’s most comprehensive search engine for jobs, has opened its new EMEA headquarters in Dublin and plans to hire 50 new employees in 2012.

Indeed's EMEA headquarters will bring its sales and customer support functions closer to the company's expanding international client base. Indeed plans to help companies across EMEA maximize return on their recruitment spend, while continuing to offer the best job search experience for job seekers.

The new jobs will be in sales, client services, business development, finance and operations. Indeed is actively hiring in Dublin, particularly native speakers of European languages and multilingual candidates.

Welcoming the announcement, Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland said, “The decision by Indeed to locate its EMEA headquarters in Dublin is great news for Ireland and it adds significantly to our reputation as a hub for new businesses. Attracting high-growth companies to invest in Ireland has been a specific target of IDA Ireland since January 2010. Since then there has been a very strong flow of this type of business coming to Ireland, with 35 investments won in the last two years. On behalf of IDA Ireland I wish Indeed every success with this operation and offer the full support of IDA as the company grows its base in Ireland.”

Indeed’s Dublin offices are located at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay.

For information on Indeed’s Dublin vacancies go to http://indeed.jobs.

IDA Ireland, 9/3/2012
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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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