Have you ever thought about what you would like to do when you leave school? The Junior Cycle is a good time to start thinking about different career options and considering what subjects you might choose for Leaving Cert. We have lots of useful tools to help you start exploring yourself and the thousands of exciting career paths that lie ahead.
Explore different career Sectors - for example, business, medicine, or beauty to get a picture of the types of skills and jobs involved in working in that particular area.
Search hundreds of occupations in our Career Explorer to find out what the job involves, the type of person it would suit, what you might earn and the qualifications you would need.
The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with 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.
Paddy Power, an apprentice with Wright Insurance Brokers speaks about his experience of working while earning an insurance degree. After fifteen years in the hospitality sector, Paddy decided on a career change and was excited by the prospect of starting from the bottom and working his way up the ladder in insurance.