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 Brian O'Connor from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:


Brian O'Connor

Analytical Chemist

Smart Futures

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  Brian O'Connor
Science is a fascinating subject and you truly have to immerse yourself in it. When you do the rewards are fantastic. It is of course a tough subject but once complete you learn how to solve many problems yourself.

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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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