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Realist

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

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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Interviews
Claire Purcell, Software Engineer
Smart Futures

Software Engineer - Claire Purcell

Claire Purcell is a software engineering intern. Her job involves writing and debugging code, as part of software development projects

Catherine Ahearn, Data Scientist
Smart Futures

Data Scientist - Catherine Ahearn

Catherine Ahearn is a Data Scientist. Her job involves researching various mathematical and machine learning techniques, and writing code to create predictive models using large amounts of data

Fergal Donnelly, European Commission
Languages Connect
History, Culture & Languages

European Commission - Fergal Donnelly

Fergal Donnelly has worked in the European Comission for the last 20 years. He trained as a medical doctor and wanted to pursue a career in the medical sphere in

Tony Lenighan, Forester
Forestry Careers Ireland
Farming, Horticulture & Forestry

Forester - Tony Lenighan

Tony Lenighan works as a Forester with Western Forestry Co-operative Society Ltd. Tony decided to follow in his father's footsteps as he also works in the sector

Eileen Faherty, Electrician / Quantity Surveyor
Construction Industry Federation
Construction, Architecture & Property

Electrician / Quantity Surveyor - Eileen Faherty

Eileen Faherty is a Quantity Surveyor with Jones Engineering Group. Eilleen completed a four year electrician appreticeship and further obtained a Btech in Construction Technology from DIT. Her work involves

Orla Gallagher, Spa Manager
Careers Portal
Media & Publishing

Spa Manager - Orla Gallagher

Orla Gallagher works as the Spa Manager for the Sirana Spa located in the Sheraton Hotel in Athlone. She holds a Social Science Degree and has Diplomas in the following

Agriculture, Animals & Food

Forestry  Inspectorate - Seamus Dunne
Forestry Careers Ireland
Farming, Horticulture & Forestry

Forestry Inspectorate - Seamus Dunne

Forest Resource Manager - Stacey Bradley
Forestry Careers Ireland
Farming, Horticulture & Forestry

Forest Resource Manager - Stacey Bradley

Skipper - Noel O'Sullivan
Bord Iascaigh Mhara
Maritime, Fishing & Aquaculture

Skipper - Noel O'Sullivan

Science, Engineering & Construction

Space Scientist - David McKeown
Smart Futures
Physics, Mathematics & Space Science

Space Scientist - David McKeown

Mission Control Space Services - Michaela Musilova
ESERO Ireland
Physics, Mathematics & Space Science

Mission Control Space Services - Michaela Musilova

CEO of Fusion Space Technologies - Sinead O'Sullivan
ESERO Ireland
Physics, Mathematics & Space Science

CEO of Fusion Space Technologies - Sinead O'Sullivan

Medical, Wellbeing & Sport

Ambulance / Paramedic - Keith Hayes
Health Service Executive
Medical & Healthcare

Ambulance / Paramedic - Keith Hayes

Speech and Language - Lisa Kelly
Health Service Executive
Medical & Healthcare

Speech and Language - Lisa Kelly

Psychologist - Clinical - Elaine MacDonald
St. Michael's House
Psychology & Social Care

Psychologist - Clinical - Elaine MacDonald

Creative Arts, Fashion & Media..

Potter - Ray Power
Design & Crafts Council of Ireland
Art, Craft & Design

Potter - Ray Power

Opera Singer - Sharon Carty
Languages Connect
Music & Performing Arts

Opera Singer - Sharon Carty

Beauty Therapist - Kate Walsh
Languages Connect
Fashion & Beauty

Beauty Therapist - Kate Walsh

Government, Law & Education

European Commission - Fergal Donnelly
Languages Connect
Government, Politics & EU

European Commission - Fergal Donnelly

Lieutenant - Pilot - Air Corp - Oisin McGrath
Defence Forces
Security, Defence & Law Enforcement

Lieutenant - Pilot - Air Corp - Oisin McGrath

Primary School Teacher - Deirdre Sayers
Department of Education and Skills
Education & Teaching

Primary School Teacher - Deirdre Sayers

Accountancy, Finance & Insurance

Customer Care Manager - Nicole Feighery
Insurance
Insurance

Customer Care Manager - Nicole Feighery

Senior Associate Solicitor - Caroline Austin
Irish Tax Institute
Accountancy & Taxation

Senior Associate Solicitor - Caroline Austin

Auditor - Claire Hanrahan
CRH plc
Accountancy & Taxation

Auditor - Claire Hanrahan