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 Steven Kilgannon from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:


Steven Kilgannon

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An Garda Síochána

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  Steven Kilgannon
Do not judge the job by your experience in the college. Join the Garda Reserve to gain experience of the outside world. Be yourself and put in the effort to achieve your goals.

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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I’ve always been goal or task orientated. I’ve always tried to work towards the desired target to get the best possible result.

My ability to work as part of a team is also something I would pride myself on. I would consider myself to be versatile, I think that it is important to be versatile in the workplace as changes occur constantly and it’s vital to be able to adapt to these changes in order to face the challenges they bring.

I would regard myself as being a naturally enthusiastic person as I feel it is very important to approach all aspects of work with the best possible attitude in order to get the best results possible.

Hint: Insurance

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