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

 

Caitriona Jackman

Planetary Scientist

Smart Futures

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  Caitriona Jackman
If you are considering full-time scientific research, try to get a work placement in a university department so you can see first hand what it’s like. It’s a relatively relaxed, flexible environment, but there is a certain degree of self-motivation needed. 

So I would say you need to be able to push  yourself and be proactive in terms of setting up collaborations with other scientists etc.
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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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UCC (NUI) 
St. Patrick's College, Thurles 
Killester College of Further Education 
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Politics as a subject to be introduced at Leaving Cert 


Friday, February 04, 2011 




Politics as a subject to be introduced at Leaving Cert

Education chiefs are planning to bring politics to the classroom.

Knowing how TD's and senators are elected could net students valuable' points' in the Leaving Cert in future, the Irish Independent has learned.

The new subject, titled 'Politics and Society' is aimed at making young people more active citizens.

One of the first tasks facing the next Education Minister, will be to decide when the new optional subject will be introduced. The consultation process has revealed huge support among young people and teachers for its introduction.

Irish Independent 03/02/11

 




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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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