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 James Stewart from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:


James Stewart

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Smart Futures

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Get some experience even if it is voluntary work so that you have an idea if you like the sector and you will have something to talk about at interview.

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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Banagher College Careers Fair Tuesday 10th November

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Banagher College Careers Fair Tuesday 10th November

Monday, November 09, 2015 

Banagher College Careers Fair Tuesday 10th November

Bannagher College in Co. Offaly are holding their 2015 Career & College Exhibition on Tuesday 10th November at 7.00pm.

CareersPortal will have stand at the event and will be available to answer any questions you might have.

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CareersPortal are also hosting a Reach+ and CareersPortal Training Session for Guidance Professionals and their TY/LCVP collagues.

The training session will take place  at Banagher College - Coláiste na Sionna, Banagher, Co. Offaly Tuesday, November 10 from 4.30pm - 6.00pm. Places are limited so contact us on 01-209 0797 to book your place.

The CareersPortal Team