• Question: Is it easy to find a job

    Asked by 572xygg42 to Gavin, Karen, Mark, Michel, Roisin on 14 Nov 2016.
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      Mark Kennedy answered on 14 Nov 2016:

      It depends on what you want to do. There are lots of jobs out there, in many different fields. The real question that I’ve always been asking myself is “Is it easy to find a job that I like?”. The answer to that is not so easy.

      But all you can do is try, and try again. If you want to be an artist, then try and be an artist. If you want to be an actor, try and be an actor. If you want to be a scientist, try be a scientist.

      And if it doesn’t work out, just try again. That’s the scientific way. The important thing is to be happy with what your doing.

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      Karen answered on 14 Nov 2016:

      It is not too hard to find a job in medical science once you have your qualifications. There are a limited number of college places in Ireland (to reflect the number of jobs available) and only people with specific qualifications are accepted in our professional body (membership of which is a prerequisite to work in my field). So we are quite an elite group!!

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      Roisin Jones answered on 15 Nov 2016:

      Totally depends on the field you’re in! For organic chemists, I wouldn’t go so far as to say that it’s easy, but there are definitely jobs available, particularly in my part of the country (that is, Cork), where the pharmaceutical industry is very strong and is constantly looking for a stream of both graduate and PhD chemists and engineers.