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.

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Eduardo Macias

Business Development

Hewlett-Packard

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  Eduardo Macias
Enjoy, embrace and even promote change! Make sure you understand all components of a business: Financials, productions, deign, marketing, etc. All areas are valuable and important.
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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

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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Contact details:
Contact Name:
Donna McCabe
Address:
Wilton Park House
Wilton Place
Dublin 2
Email:
smartfutures[at]sfi[dot]ie
Web:
www.SmartFutures.ie
Phone:
01 6073042
 
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Karl Stanley
Software Engineer
After his Leaving Cert, Karl went to Trinity College Dublin to do a degree in Mathematics. He then went on to compete a M.Sc in Computer Science and currently works as a Software engineer with ticket-text.com.
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