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 Sheridan from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

James Sheridan

Restaurant Manager

Failte Ireland

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  James Sheridan

The best thing about this industry is you can get a job in the local hotel or restaurant, part time, and see if you like it.

Sit down with the manager and have a list of questions prepared. Don't make too many plans, just go with the flow, be nice/positive to everybody and things will go alright

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Frank works as a Detective Inspector and is based at Bray Garda Station in Co Wicklow. He joined the force straight after school, and was promoted to Sergeant, then Inspector before his current position as a Detective.

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The position affords the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life with whom one can interact and network

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Louis Harkin
"The structure of the organisation provides opportunities for career progression in a range of fields - operational policing, traffic, specialist units etc."
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Ronan Quinn
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Our main role in the morning is to keep traffic flowing in order to get people to work on time

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Trevor Laffan
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The job has been very good to me and my family and has afforded us a great quality of life

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Gail Smith
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Every day is different. It's like Forrest Gump and his box of chocolates - you never know what you're going to get

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