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 Keith Lynch from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Keith Lynch

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Defence Forces

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  Keith Lynch
Only enter the Defence Forces if you are willing to commit to it 100% as it is a long tough road which can be extremely rewarding if you fully engage it. Like everything in this life, you get out what you put in.
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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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   Working for the government to ensure the efficient and correct running of the country.

Education 

   Teaching at any level, including professional training, or involved in the design and development of courses and the qualifications that they lead to.

Tourism & Hospitality 

   Attending to the needs of local and visiting tourists, e.g. the hotels, restaurants, bars and tourist attractions, and promoting Ireland as a welcoming place for people to spend their time.

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   Involved in the administration of the law, defending the rights of individuals and organisations.

Leisure, Sport & Fitness 

   Working in a leisure centre, in sports as a player or coach, or involved in personal /fitness training.

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   Communicating information through various forms of media, e.g. TV, Radio, newspapers, the internet, and film.

Security, Defence & Law Enforcement 

   Working in the Garda, Army, Navy, Air Corps, or other organisations involved in personal or national security.

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   Working in museums, art galleries or heritage management, or using languages professionally, e.g. translating or interpreting.

Community & Voluntary 

   Working to provide services to people of all ages across areas including social, community, youth, education, and charity, voluntary and sporting organisations.

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Yvonne Brady
HR Manager

Yvonne Brady is the Area HR Manager in the Hilton Hotel in Dublin. To date she has qualified as a Chef, Diet Chef and Pastry Chef. She continued her studies while working and completed a certificate, followed by a degree in Hotel & Catering Management.  She then completed a Diploma in Human Resources Management and is currently doing a Diploma in Employment Law. She has been with Hilton now for over 7 years and has been promoted 3 times.
Yvonne Brady, HR Manager
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