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 Gillian Morgan from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:
Ignore the stereotypes, or even better, use them as motivation!
What are your interests?
Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.
Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?
In school I was very interested in history and business. Therefore I went on to study Business and Politics in Trinity College for 4 years.
As part of Accenture’s Strategy Group, I have been able to translate this degree into the real world and gain a greater understanding of Irish business operating in the multi-polar world. Therefore from a client perspective I can appreciate the external factors shaping Irish business.
I also think in choosing a degree with subjects that interested me, I could never settle in a job that didn’t. Accenture is a broad organisation that offers a lot of work variety for its employees.