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 Paul Harding from Civil and Public Service Jobs to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Paul Harding

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Go for it. If you feel you may be suitable, then you probably are. An ability to not take yourself too seriously would be an advantage!
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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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Unemployed - What Next?

The information below provides an overview of some frequently asked questions in relation to applying to the Department of Social Protection for social welfare entitlements when you are unemployed.

What do I do when I become unemployed?

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How do I qualify for Jobseeker's Benefit payment?

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Made Redundant - Will the amount of my redundancy payment affect my rate of benefit?

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How much will I get paid on Jobseeker's?

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What happens if I don’t have enough PRSI contributions paid to qualify for Jobseeker’s Benefit?

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How often will I have to sign on for my unemployment payment?

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Will I be entitled to any other supports now that I am unemployed?

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Is the procedure the same if I am only reducing my hours worked?

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Who pays for Bank Holidays when I am working reduced hours?

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I am self-employed but my income and work has drastically reduced in the past six months. Can I claim Jobseeker’s Allowance?

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I need more information for my particular situation. Where can I get it?

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Through the CAO I applied for PE teaching in University of Limerick. At the time I had to complete a movement and ability test but I think that has since been removed as part of the requirements. I passed that test and once I acquired the points from the Leaving Cert. I was accepted into the course.
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