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 Aoife Mc Dermott from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Aoife Mc Dermott

Lecturer

Department of Education and Skills

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  Aoife Mc Dermott
The most important thing is that you like your subject area! It?s also important to do as well as you can throughout your degree. For example, I applied for PhD scholarship during my final year, so they were looking at my first, second and third year results. Finally, I find that liking people helps a lot.
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Realist 
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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You Tube Short Film Contest 


Thursday, January 19, 2012 




You Tube Short Film Contest

YouTube is launching a film festival that will play out online and send 10 finalists to the Venice Film Festival.

The Google-owned video site announced that Your Film Festival will take submissions of short films up to 15 minutes in length between February 2 and March 31.

Fifty semi-finalists will be selected by Scott Free Productions, Ridley and Tony Scott's production company. Those 50 films will form a channel on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/yourfilmfestival. There, users will be able to view the films and vote for their favourites. The 10 finalists will be flown to the 69th annual Venice Film Festival, where their films will be screened in August.

The only restrictions besides length are that entrants must be at least 18 years old and that the work cannot have been distributed prior to January 1, 2010.

The Irish Independent, 19/1/2012
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Have Respect For Others

  

By giving respect to others, you receive it in return. In effect this is the Golden Rule in action... and it works in organisations just as well as in life.

            
 

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Creative
Creative
Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

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