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 Padraig Parle from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Padraig Parle

Teacher - Special Needs

Department of Education and Skills

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  Padraig Parle
It is essential to be a very patient and organised person. Also you must have a sense of humour, be easy going and not take yourself too seriously.
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Investigative?
Investigative 
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Not sure which subjects to choose? The following videos may help to answer some of your questions.

Information on all Leaving Cert subjects can be found here.

 

19 Videos available
inCommon Series No1
Source:CareersPortal




Music Video - I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate
Source:YouTube / Spoken ord




Project Maths
Source:NCCA




Should we all learn how to programe computers?
Source:code.org




Studying Chemistry
Source:CareersPortal




Studying German
Source:Goethe Institut




Studying Japanese
Source:Post-Primary Languages Initiative




Studying Languages
Source:Post-Primary Languages Initiative




Studying Physics
Source:CareersPortal




Studying Russian
Source:Post-Primary Languages Initiative




Studying Spanish
Source:Post-Primary Languages Initiative




Studying STEM
Source:CareersPortal




What Most School Don't Teach [IT]
Source:YouTube




Why Japanese
Source:Post-Primary Languages Initiative




Why Study Science
Source:Teachers TV [28:00]




Working in Engineering
Source:Smart Futures




Working in Science
Source:Smart Futures




Working in Technology
Source:Smart Futures




Working with Maths
Source:Smart Futures