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Any Career Guidance Counsellor Suggestions?

  • 08-12-2021 6:20pm
    Registered Users Posts: 178 ✭✭ ifeelabreeze

    I'm not too far from Galway but I'm willing to travel.

    I'm in the final year of my Business degree and I just frankly haven't a clue where I'm going. I'm considering some new direction every 2 minutes, from graduate programmes to HDips to going back to another 4 year degree so I think a chat with career guidance is in order.

    I also spoke with the Careers office at college, had a meeting with the careers counsellor but I didn't find her very help - Basically just said 'maybe accounting, oh you hate accounting... oh well have a look at some other graduate jobs'

    Anyway, any ideas for Career Guidance Counsellors?


  • Registered Users Posts: 844 ✭✭✭ Vologda69

    Try John Dunphy, Carr Communications. He can do it via Skype. Found him excellent

  • Registered Users Posts: 28 DarceyEllie

    I heard Lynda Barry on a podcast and i thought she was very good. I don't have personal experience but she seems to know her stuff. Also the Adult education ETB have some very good guidance counsellors attached to them but they may not be an option unless you are attending as a student.

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 8,063 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Jim2007

    Since you are in the west, you could try these guys:

    However you need to temper your expectations of a careers guidance counsellor, it really is a going to be a serious of suggestions as you already experienced and especially so if you yourself have no idea what you want to do. Yes they can do various tests that will show that you might have an aptitude for certain areas but that does not mean that you would actually be good at a particular job nor that you would actually enjoy doing it.