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 Darren O'Reilly from Accounting Technicans Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Darren O'Reilly

Financial Advisor

Accounting Technicans Ireland

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  Darren O'Reilly

Find and read all the information available about the course and profession to make a well informed decision before considering this career path. Understand the commitment involved and be willing to make sacrifices to complete it successfully.

Being organised is essential. Establish what goals you want to achieve and set out how you are going to achieve them – don’t lose focus along the way.

When starting off, the right training and experience is far more valuable in the long run than an initial pay increase. Remember Rome wasn’t built in a day so patience is essential, you will eventually get there.

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Barry Kelly
Merchandising Manager

Barry Kelly is the Merchandising Manger for Lidl Ireland. His department is reponsible for providing merchandising equipment to 43 stores in his region. Having completed Transition Year and Leaving Cert, Barry later did a 1-Year Certificate Course (IIPMM) in Purchasing and Materials Management.
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