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 Linda Byrnes from Bank of Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Linda Byrnes

Pensions Administrator

Bank of Ireland

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  Linda Byrnes

Someone considering this job would need to:

  • Be a team player Be able to work on your own initiative
  • Possess good numeric & computer skills
  • Have good organisations skills – due to the immense amount of information to process on a daily basis
  • Be a people person, have effective interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly.
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Science Ambassador Dave McDonald is a health and safety representative by day, and amateur astronomer by night. In 2008 he became only the second person to discover an asteroid from Ireland, 160 years after Andrew Graham in 1848. This was followed by a second discovery in March 2009.

In this interview – before he became famous – he talks about how he chose his career, the cool things in his work, and his tips on work experience and what to study.

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