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QUIZ: Which Part-Time Course Should You Try In 2018?

Find your secret skill here.

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NO MATTER HOW much you love, like or simply tolerate your job, things can always feel a little stale when you return to it in January.

But January is also a time when there’s a little more energy around to make some seriously positive changes about the way you work and the kind of work that you do.

Whether you were fascinated by an elective in college, you feel you need a little more insight into one aspect of your job or you’d like to try out college for the first time, part-time courses can be a brilliant way to do that.

So, can we guess where your true skill set lies in relation to further study? Cast your eye over our quiz below.

1. What are we most likely to find you doing this evening?
Browsing social media
Watching a documentary or reading a non-fiction book

Playing sport
Getting on top of life admin (catching up on washes, sorting out niggling tasks)
2. Which of these subjects did you like the most at school?
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Business
English

History
Art
3. Pick something on Netflix to watch tonight.
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Mindhunter
Mad Men

Steve Jobs
Black Mirror
4. Which of these Irish athletes do you identify most with?
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Conor McGregor
Katie Taylor

Shane Long
Eddie O'Sullivan
5. Which of these most resembles your desk (or at least what you'd like it to look like)?
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6. When something goes horribly wrong at work, how do you tend to respond?
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By Googling your problem... Immediately
By asking for help from your team

By coming clean to your manager
By concentrating on a different project instead
7. Finally, which of these quotes best describes your attitude to work?
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"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower" - Steve Jobs
"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships" - Michael Jordan

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better." Samuel Beckett
"It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It's also a very clear path to happiness" - Sheryl Sandberg
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
You should try a part-time course in digital marketing.
You want to stay ahead of the trends and you're fascinated by social media and how it works. You've always picked up technology quickly and easily.
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You should try a part-time course in human resource management.
You've always been good at managing a lot of projects at once, and you really understand how people work best together as a team.
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You scored out of !
You should try a part-time course in psychology.
If there's one thing that fascinates you, it's the human mind - and you've always been very perceptive for what makes it tick and how it works.
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You scored out of !
You should try a part-time course in management.
If there's one thing you're good at, it's leading a team. You're passionate about what you do and that always spreads to others around you.
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You scored out of !
You should try a part-time course in project management.
You've always been great at ensuring that your team meets their deadlines and works to achievable goals, you're a brilliant planner and aren't afraid of responsibility.
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Of course this quiz is just a bit of fun – but do you think you’ve a flair for a subject you’ve never fully explored, or just want to get an edge on your colleagues? Diplomas help people upskill, cross-skill and get ahead in their career. DBS has an impressive variety of part-time courses  which start at the end of January. Learn more at open events on Jan 17th (4-7pm) and Jan 23rd (5-7pm). 

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