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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.

Students

WorkXperience

What is Work Experience?

During Transition Year, and sometimes in pre-Leaving Cert. years, students around Ireland take time out from their studies to get work experience. These valuable opportunities are a chance to see what it might be like to work in an area you are interested in when you finish your education, and may be highly influential in your future career choices. This may be because you really liked the work and want to continue with it, or because you didnít like it and decide to change direction.

You gain work experience through a placement with an employer, which typically involves working alongside professionals as they go about their daily business. It is an excellent opportunity to observe what skills are being used to get the job done successfully, as well as developing some of those skills yourself. Behaving maturely and taking up the responsibility necessary to succeed in the workplace are also important steps in your personal development.

National Career Skills Competition 2020

Enter the National Career Skills Competition to be in with a chance to win a MacBookAir and €1,000 for your school. Investigate a career of your choice and tell us about the skills you developed on your placement.

Make your Work Experience work for you!