Thing #7

7. What is your dream job, and why?

I'm not lying when I say I've considered ALL of these paths.

Honestly? I couldn't tell you. I used to have an image of me working as an amazing solicitor. Then I started studying law, & my mind couldn't have changed quicker. In the last five years or so, I've considered a ridiculous amount of careers - and when I say considered, I mean researched, inquired into them, checked out suitable education/paths.. I spent a lot of time looking into being a solicitor, working in PR, being a psychologist, a teacher, a beautician.. I even considered leaving college & just working in my current job full-time.

And now? There are two things sticking out in my mind. Number one is... I want to be a Garda. Yep, a job that faces a lot of hassle, is constantly in media for pay-cuts & bad treatment, and something that is very difficult to get into. But while I may never get rich doing it, I think I'd be good at it. I like working with people, and the thought of actually benefitting the public excites me. Specifically, I would like to work with young people/ victims of abuse. The one thing that could stop me is the vetting process - My eyesight is awful, & I've never been able to convert their requirements to my vision specs. Laser surgery might help, but this is a major obstacle.

ANd option number two isn't much different. Just like when I was 16, I still want to be a solicitor. A family solicitor, basically dealing in divorces, custody, etc - While working out what is best for the family or child in the case. So again, child focused. The obstacle to this is basically financial - The cost of becoming a solicitor is high, takes quite a while, and sadly it often relies on connections.

But hey, let's be honest - By fourth year, I might have decided to join the circus. Despite only being able to cartwheel when on a trampoline, I firmly believe that if you want something, you can work hard enough to get it

What's your dream job?/ Did you end up in the career you thought?

Chloe x


  1. Hhmm still working on it! Think you can have great plans but the jobs aren't always there! I think it's actually good to try out a few different things, you might discover your dream job in the process!

    1. Exactly, a lot of things I thought about, I went against because I thought I'd never get a job!

  2. The solicitor route is hard, I can vouch for that, but it's really rewarding. It is atrociously expensive but thankfully the firm I work for paid all my fees and they are paying me whilst I train. If you can find a firm that would do same for you, I'd strongly recommend it, as a law grad (both 1.1 LLB degree and masters), the qualifications themselves are pretty useless without professional training! Best of luck and feel free to email me if you have any questions about traineeships, milkrounds, FE1s, Blackhall Place, PPC, etc.

    1. Thank you so much Aisling! I would love to get an internship followed by traineeship, so I'm looking into that big-time. I will definitely get in contact with you!


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