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What are your interests?

Social?

Social

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.

About

Insurance is shielding yourself from risk, if there’s something bad that could happen, paying insurance will protect you from losing money if it occurs. This can be insurance against illness or insuring a theme park attraction against accidents. Some forms of insurance are mandatory, such as car insurance. The core jobs in insurance involve calculating the risk of a bad event occurring and the likely cost of it, so that the insurance plan can be priced accurately.

Skills

    maths, attention to detail, teamwork, creating & following processes, prioritising work, problem solving, time management, project management, data analysis & statistics, developing relationships, leadership, communication, negotiation, researching information, budgeting,

Key Facts

61%
of Irish Insurance CEO's expect to hire more staff in 2019
17%
of Irish Insurance CEO's view availability
of skilled talent as their single biggest business challange
3
years of work experience required to become an actuary
28,000
directly and indirectly employed by Insurance Ireland companies

Labour Market Information

There are approximately 28,000 people working in the insurance industry in Ireland, including Financial analysts, Actuaries, Insurance brokers and Underwriters. Most occupational groups in this sector are growing at a rate above the national average. No shortages are reported in this sector in the National Skills Bulletin 2018

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