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 Louise Mc Donald from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Louise Mc Donald

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I would advise them to get themselves physically fit and to maintain it. I would also say that a sense of humour is very important and the ability to laugh at themselves. They should have self discipline and be prepared to accept imposed discipline. Punctuality is very important as is respect for others. If they had sporting interests that would be a help.
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The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Contact details:
Contact Name:
Tom Halpin
Address:
Finnabair Business Park
Dundalk
Co Louth
Email:
tom.halpin@sei.ie
Web:
www.seai.ie
Phone:
0429391522
 
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Jonathan Pugsley
Energy Manager

Jonathan Pugsley is the Energy Manager for Masonite Ireland. He holds an Honours Degree in Metallurgy from Brunel University. His main task is to continually improve any system within the company as part of a Lean Six Sigma culture.

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