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Career Guidance

  • 18-04-2021 12:56pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 314 ✭✭ michdee


    Hi, I am wondering if anybody can tell me of a good career guidance advisor in the Kildare, Laois, Carlow area?
    I need some advice. I am 38 years of age and currently work nights. I have a good job with good benefits but I have been working nights for the last 18 years and I want a change. I have previous retail experience, and bar work experience. I love dealing with the public and the buzz of retail etc.
    However, I am married, have two small kids and now need something that I can work around my life but yet give job satisfaction. I am very motivated, I've great drive, and would be a very organised person.
    But I'm at a loss. I feel stuck in a rut now and I need a bit of guidance with what could suit me. I feel I should know this at this stage in my life and disappointed that if asked Id still say I've no idea what I really want.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 395 ✭✭ whampiri


    michdee wrote: »
    Hi, I am wondering if anybody can tell me of a good career guidance advisor in the Kildare, Laois, Carlow area?
    I need some advice. I am 38 years of age and currently work nights. I have a good job with good benefits but I have been working nights for the last 18 years and I want a change. I have previous retail experience, and bar work experience. I love dealing with the public and the buzz of retail etc.
    However, I am married, have two small kids and now need something that I can work around my life but yet give job satisfaction. I am very motivated, I've great drive, and would be a very organised person.
    But I'm at a loss. I feel stuck in a rut now and I need a bit of guidance with what could suit me. I feel I should know this at this stage in my life and disappointed that if asked Id still say I've no idea what I really want.

    You don't say what it is that you're doing at the moment. I'm afraid I don't know anyone in the area but perhaps I can suggest that you try shift your work pattern or take a 2 week holiday. Sometimes doing that can reinvigorate you.

    If on the other hand you're definitely looking for something new, what qualifications do you have? Maybe cheffing/barman might be your thing. Neither are highly paid but both could get you the interaction you're looking for.

    Then there's the civil service with a wide range of jobs to move in and out of, a decent pension, security and work-life balance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 314 ✭✭ michdee


    I work night shifts in a factory, four nights a week.
    I have a business management diploma and a FETAC award in event management also.
    I have valuable experience in working with cash, training people in the workplace, working with the public, working with public complaints etc etc.
    I suppose as I see my children getting older I am going to work when they are going to training or gaa matches and I just feel now is the time to look for a change to try and be here for them more too.
    I'd be at home when they are in school and then when they are home I'm going to work, it is a good job but after 18 years doing it I'd like a challange / change


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,912 ✭✭✭ kilburn


    Is it possible to switch to days or a swing shift, sorry for the obvious question


  • Registered Users Posts: 314 ✭✭ michdee


    Unfortunately no it's all nights, no days whatsoever.
    I know I'm lucky to have the job and it works well with children, I'm going out when my partner is coming in from work. But I suppose covid has made so many people reevaluate what's important and what you want from life and I just feel I'm ready for a change now. I nearly feel bad for wanting a change as I know I'm lucky with the job. But I'm just stuck in a rut and it's not a challenge and tbh my body is tired, on nights for 18 years, does take its toll


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