How to prepare your child for university

The transition from school days to university life is an enormous one for both young adults and their parents. Tasked with helping their children prepare for college, parents need to introduce their school-leavers to their new responsibilities, opportunities, choices, and pressures. At the same time, they’ll have to take a step back and allow their kids to grow. Here are …

Trending careers in the next 10 years

PWC’s “Workforce of the Future” study developed Four Worlds of Work that we could be facing in 2030. Based on human reaction to megatrends such as technological breakthroughs, urbanisation, shifting demographics, changes in global economic power, and climate change, the corporations in these worlds each prioritise one of the following: humans, capitalism, social responsibility, or innovation. (Take a quiz here …

4 Steps to choosing a university that’s the right fit

Is deciding on where to go after school leaving you confused? There are so many factors to consider – location, type of school, prestige, as well as the courses on offer. And with over 160 universities in the UK alone, it can be difficult to know where to start. Each university in the UK has its own history, facilities, and …

6 Tips on choosing the right subjects for the job you want

A career is a lifelong path that many people take to achieve personal goals, such as gaining knowledge and experience, taking on more responsibility, or earning a higher salary. But how do you go about choosing the right career, and what do you need to study to get you there? It can be difficult to choose between a variety of …

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 …