Graduation… then what?

So perhaps your darling son or daughter or young family member has graduated from university or college and is now ready for the real world of employment. I’ve recently worked with a few young people who have graduated or are about to, and noticed that there’s a very real “deer in headlights” feeling with them; … Continue reading Graduation… then what?

Heading for the Exit? Part 2 of 2

This is the second post in this series -  some more stuff you need to know if you're about to exit your current job. Read Part 1 here Follow a structured process for your work search – trawling the internet is statistically the least effective way to find a job, because especially in Ireland, where … Continue reading Heading for the Exit? Part 2 of 2

Heading for the Exit? Part 1 of 2

So you’re leaving your current job or thinking about it? Maybe you’re being shown the door or are running frantically towards the exit because you can’t wait to escape the burning building (metaphorically speaking!) I have coached many clients through voluntary & not so voluntary redundancy over the past few years; the majority of them … Continue reading Heading for the Exit? Part 1 of 2

Sean Gallagher’s visit inspires Oatlands College TY students

“If you can dream it, you can become it”. Sean Gallagher’s mantra has helped him to achieve all the goals he set for himself; achieving success as a farmer, politician, youth worker, sportsperson and entrepreneur. He recently visited the Transition Year students at Oatlands College in Stillorgan and made a big impression on them. Sean’s … Continue reading Sean Gallagher’s visit inspires Oatlands College TY students

A match made in heaven – you and your perfect job!

 Having trouble finding that perfect job?  If you have been jobhunting for a while with no success, your biggest challenge will be maintaining your belief in yourself... Borrow some tips from the matchmaking experts: - Believe !   Do you believe that someone is out there, at least one organisation who wants your skills, talents and capabilities? So … Continue reading A match made in heaven – you and your perfect job!

Should I stay or should I go – considering your career options?

"If I leave there will be trouble... if I stay there will be double..." goes the Clash song. If you're considering whether to move on or stay put.. this simple exercise could help... I recommended it to a friend recently who found it a great help In relation to your life and your career at the moment, … Continue reading Should I stay or should I go – considering your career options?

Do what you want in your career!

The average dropout rate across 22 third-level Irish colleges this year was around 18% - that's almost one in five! (Sunday Times, Sept 09) Of those who do finish, 58% of students attain a first or 2:1, but what about the other 42%? Surely this suggests that students choose courses that don't suit them, or … Continue reading Do what you want in your career!