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Cosmin Tudor works as a Restaurant Manager in McDonald's in Dublin. He holds a Diploma in Management, Commerce and Tourism which he got while studying in Romania. He is responsible for the overall operation and profitability of his restaurant.
What were the main 'career decision' milestones in your life so far?
Who are the people who most influenced your career direction?
How did you go about getting your current job?
Describe a typical day?
There is no typical day in our job. I would try to plan one day a week to do administration work but even that can be disrupted by more important matters. And then every day has it's charm by being unpredictable. At the end of the day the results achieved are a reward for the team and satisfaction for me.
What are the main tasks and responsibilities?
My responsibilities are for the overall operations of the restaurant. It is the engine of our Company because by ensuring the restaurant is performing well we are actually developing people to contribute to the functioning of the organisation. I am also responsible for the profitability of the restaurant.
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What particular skills do you bring to your workplace?
What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?
What is your education to date?
All my studies were in Romania from primary school until finishing with the Diploma in Management in Commerce and Tourism. In total I studied 16 years which included all subjects and also 12 years in French.
After that I have taken courses as part of McDonald's Management Development Programme, the most recent one was in Situational Leadership which has enhanced my management skills.
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What personal qualities do you have that helps you in your career?
What is your dream job?
Does your job allow you to have a lifestyle you are happy with?
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Have you undertaken, or do you plan to undertake any further training as part of your job?