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 Emilia Gilroy from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Emilia Gilroy

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An Garda Síochána

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It is a very rewarding but also extremely challenging job. It requires a lot of resilience, mental strength, patience and compassion. It means seeing people at their worst in the most difficult circumstances.

It involves making difficult decisions, which will have life changing consequences for the offenders. If you think you have the ability to handle all that, it is a truly great job with amazing opportunities.
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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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Organisation Profile - SIMI



 

SIMI - Committed to an innovative and progressive approach to career development in the industry.

SIMI - Committed to an innovative and progressive approach to career development in the industry.

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The SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) is the national representative body for the Motor Industry in Ireland.

We are the official voice of the Motor Industry in Ireland and are proud to represent over 1200 members companies including Retailers, Repairers, Vehicle Distributors, Vehicle Testers, Wholesalers and other key industry operators.

We work on our members behalf, representing their views and concerns to the Government, the media and the public. To learn more about SIMI our website visit www.simi.ie.


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