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 Cosmin Tudor from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Cosmin Tudor

Restaurant Manager

McDonald's

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You would need to to be patient, have perseverance and have good people skills.
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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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