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 Nicola O'Higgins from Bord Iascaigh Mhara to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Nicola O'Higgins

Fishmonger

Bord Iascaigh Mhara

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You need to work with people in the industry as knowledge is everything  - where to buy, who from, when etc. Health and safety courses and a pleasant manner and drive are also important.
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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Subject Choice for LC

Towards the end of Third Year (or in Transition Year, if you are taking it) all students will be asked to choose which subjects they would like to take for their Leaving Cert. There are usually more choices available than there was in Junior Cycle, which means you can focus your studies more on the areas you are interested in.

Your choice of subjects in the Leaving Cert may effect what courses or employment options are available to you, after you leave school, so it is important to take the time to check out what options are available.

You will find all you need to know about each subject in our section on Subject Choice for Leaving Cert.

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