What if I change my mind about my career after college?

Work is an integral part of our lives, even those with a work-life balance. The average Irish worker, for example, works 1,772 hours per year – nearly a third of their waking hours. Your career ensures your material needs are met and should give you a high level of personal fulfilment. So deciding what to do with your career is …

What’s the best age to start career planning?

What do you want to be when you grow up? This is a question we often ask children. Teacher, astronaut, and president are typical answers. It’s charming, but it’s also the first step we take in career guidance for school leavers – we plant the seed that they need to start thinking about what their place in the world will …

How to coach students who don’t seem to have much passion for anything

If you think a student has no passion for success, it may just be because the things they’re interested in are different or impractical from a career development perspective. Not all passions make a whole lot of sense, so it can be easy to dismiss them as career options. So how can you harness their interests to spark other passions? …

The ultimate cheat sheet for career guidance counsellors

It’s easy to underestimate the impact of career counselling services. Career counsellors help people find work that is not only financially rewarding, but also satisfying and meaningful. When you consider that the average person spends 90 000 hours of their life working, the significance of professional career counselling becomes apparent. Simply put, counsellors have a lot of responsibility on their …

5 Questions to Ask Before You Choose a Career

Choosing a career path can be a stressful and challenging task. We spend an enormous amount of our lives working. So ideally, we want to choose a career that keeps us busy and fulfilled while earning us enough money to meet our needs and pursue our interests. This can seem like an awfully big decision. You may have a hard …

Why choosing the right career path early saves years of worry

We all know someone who’s not happy in their job – likely more than one. Sadly, this seems to have become the norm: the idea of trudging miserably through Monday to Friday, only to escape to the weekend for two days of freedom and joy. When you consider that the average person spends close to a fifth of their total …

What to do when your child doesn’t want to follow your career choice

How can parents accept that their children may not follow in their footsteps? Should children be able to choose a career in which they’re happy or passionate? As parents, we consciously or unconsciously guide our children toward certain choices and away from others. But parental pressure on career choice is another matter, with parents expecting their children to choose a …

Make Your Teaching Lessons Stick

How to help your students discover their ideal career

It isn’t easy to choose a career and figure out what you want to do in life. It often takes years of struggle and hard work to discover what makes you happy. Helping young people find their passions can make a big difference and can help in choosing a career path. If people pursue work they don’t enjoy, no matter …

students taking Career Fit

The 6 Traits That Will Make Your Teaching Lessons Stick

Ideas that stick are those that are understood and remembered. As an educator, you are at the frontline of stickiness. You have a limited time to help your students learn, understand and remember concepts and ideas. And that is pretty challenging. Most of your students aren’t running into school eager to learn about sedimentary rocks, trigonometry or compounds. But there …

Picking College Courses

3 Useful Tips to Help Your Students Pick the Right Course

Overall, about one in six college students in Ireland do not progress to second year. However, the dropout rate is as high as 70% for many courses and fields such as construction, engineering and business studies have some of the highest dropout rates. Dropping out of college can be traumatic and costly for the student and their family and it …