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 Eileen Faherty from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:


Eileen Faherty

Electrician / Quantity Surveyor

Construction Industry Federation

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  Eileen Faherty
My advice would be that if you are not afraid of hard work that construction can be a very rewarding industry. It is a constantly changing industry which is interesting to work in.

To be a QS the main values would be to be interested in dealing with financial data and be happy to work as part of a team. Having an interest in construction generally outside of the commercials will also help as it keeps you interested in the projects you are working on apart from what they cost.

The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Better Options College Fair 2015

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Better Options College Fair 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015 

Better Options College Fair 2015

Better Options - the college fair for people with disabilities and specific learning difficulties.

This year DIT are hosting the event at their new Grangegorman Campus.

Better Options takes place on Thursday 26th of November 2015 from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm.

Colleges from around Ireland will be hosting stands at the event and there will be a number of talks covering topics like the CAO application process and getting the most from your college experience.

There will also be information about applying for a college place through the DARE admissions scheme.

Video: Better Options - College Fair for Students with Disabilities & SLDs ~ AHEAD

This event is free to attend and all are welcome.

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The CareersPortal Team