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 Louise Mc Donald from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:


Louise Mc Donald

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Defence Forces

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  Louise Mc Donald
I would advise them to get themselves physically fit and to maintain it. I would also say that a sense of humour is very important and the ability to laugh at themselves. They should have self discipline and be prepared to accept imposed discipline. Punctuality is very important as is respect for others. If they had sporting interests that would be a help.

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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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up March 25th

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up March 25th

Friday, March 25, 2016 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up March 25th

More vacancies announced this week in the sales, media and hospitality sectors with some companies currently recruiting. The 2016 ESB Apprenticeship Programme is now open for Electical and HGV Apprentice applications, and The eir Apprenticeship Programme deadline has been extended. The Defence Forces are currently recruiting for Officer Cadetships - information is also included on the Army Reserve and Naval Reserve, both of which are currently accepting applications. For Leaving Cert students and teachers, make the most of the Easter Holiday revision time with this great new online resource Click on the links below for full details.

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