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 Mariya Levchuk from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:


Mariya Levchuk

Crew Trainer


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  Mariya Levchuk
This is a perfect job for any student - you get flexible hours and your mind switches from the college problems in the friendly atmosphere. This is an opportunity to meet people from different countries, get an insight into their worlds, about their ways. Your work is always well rewarded and appreciated by the management.

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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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?


How do I qualify for Jobseeker's Benefit payment?


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


How much will I get paid on Jobseeker's?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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  Hint: McDonald's

I was looking for a part time job whilst studying and a friend suggested that I apply to McDonald's. I applied, had an interview  and was contacted a day later to say I was successful.

To become a Manager, I had to reach a certain grade & pass particular training courses to be considered.

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