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 Gail Smith from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Gail Smith

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Obtain the minimum requirements in the Leaving Cert. You must also have a clean criminal record. If you are successful in joining, you have to be willing to listen and learn from your instructors who have years of experience.

Being a Garda is a serious job; one where you are tasked every day with the preservation of life and property. This can be dangerous at times, and it is never as glamorous as the television shows where there is always a satisfactory outcome. Sometimes Gardaí get hurt.

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They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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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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The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.

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