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 Darryl Day from Intel to give some advice for people considering this job:


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Go for it! Intel is a fantastic company to work for.

The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of 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.
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Even though they probably don’t know this (well not till now anyway), my two older brothers probably had some role to play in influencing me into doing a job like this. As I was growing up they were always outside making something or fixing something. This helped me develop an interest into how things worked and problem solving

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