Winners of the 2013 National Career Skills Competition at the Department of Education and Skills with Ciaran Cannon, Minister of State
What area would you like to work or study in?
Work on the development of technology that enhances the diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, and treatment of diseases and disabilities.
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What are your Career Interests?
The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, or story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
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I suppose the variety is one of the main things - no two days are the same. I also have the freedom to develop an idea into an initiative, introduce it into the community and watch it work. There is huge satisfaction in watching my thoughts and proposals develop and the ideas can be as broad as my imagination.
I also get the chance to meet a wide variety of people from all walks of life, and in many cases I get an opportunity to improve the quality of their life. It might be something as simple as providing a bit of advice, or it could be something as serious as helping them deal with a tragedy such as a suicide.
Recently I spoke to a family member, and it never ceases to amaze me how my actions on those occasions can be recalled in minute detail by the bereaved. I was in a GAA club one time when an elderly man approached me and told me he was the grandfather of a young lad who had taken his own life a couple of years earlier. He told me that I would never know how much I had helped the parents of that boy and he shook my hand, thanked me and walked away. How cool is that?