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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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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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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