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 Niamh Briggs from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:


Niamh Briggs


An Garda Síochána

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  Niamh Briggs
I would advise to any young person to go to college first and/or travelling and gain some life experience as this will help you deal/cope with situations a lot better.

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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There is still time to apply to CAO

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There is still time to apply to CAO

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 

There is still time to apply to CAO

I didn't submit a CAO application and now I am regretting it. Am I too late? Guidance Counsellor Aoife Walsh addresses this question among other important CAO matters:

The main deadline for CAO applications (February 1) has passed.

On Thursday (February 5th), the Online facility to amend course choices opens (€10 fee applies).

If any student did not register with the CAO before February 1, and is still interested, it is still possible to do so. Applications can still be made; however, anyone who registers for the first time between now and May 1 will be considered a late applicant.

Those who apply as a late applicant will be unable to apply for restricted entry courses and certain colleges may have further restrictions. However, applicants will be treated equally to others and will not be at any further disadvantage for applying late. Therefore, if students are regretting not submitting an application before now, there is still time to do so.

CAO Late Application details are available here


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