THE BLOG

Welcome to our career blog. Here, we share pathways to success, celebrate individuality, and empower you to craft a fulfilling career.

Whether you’re seeking advice, seeking purpose, or seeking to excel, this blog is your career compass.


Let it begin!

Published on 30th August 2016 under Blog Topic - Students,
As parents we will always be witnesses to our little ones entering a new world.

What I learned from the Leaving Cert

Published on 3rd June 2016 under Blog Topic - Students,
There are lessons to be learned but the Leaving Cert is only one chapter in your book of Life. The results won't/don't define you. Regardless of your points, you can pick a rewarding career and enjoy many years of making new friends, learning new skills, new experiences, travelling etc. Buckle up!

Future Proof you Career

Published on 23rd May 2016 under Blog Topic - Training, Uncategorised,
Understanding what you can offer an employer and communicating this in both CV and at interview is key.

Time Management Techniques

Published on 15th April 2016 under Blog Topic - Professionals/Career Movers, Training,
“Time is the only commodity that matters” Pausch, 2007 I challenge you (and myself) to move from a time management approach to ME management and spend time wisely.

Students: Stewards of their own careers?

Published on 15th March 2016 under Blog Topic - Uncategorised,
The benefit of this approach is that your teenager gets the guidelines and support from you (which they need) but the decision and appropriate responsibility is theirs. Too many 6th year students are starting college in September unprepared for the course and the huge differences of a third level environment. Assisting them to take charge of their choices now should make them more realistic and prepared for this transition.

Spring Clean Your CV!

Published on 23rd February 2016 under Blog Topic - Professionals/Career Movers,
It’s a task we all put off, until of course, a job catches our eye! Then it’s time to dust off that CV, add a few more lines to ‘refresh it’ and we can, mistakenly, think we’re good to go! Think again...use these techniques to create a compelling CV!

How to fall in love with your career

Published on 8th February 2016 under Blog Topic - Professionals/Career Movers,
February is the month dedicated to romance. Inspired by this, Career Compass has 3 suggested steps to help you "love the one (the career) you're with!" Have courage and take responsibility for your own happiness!

Health check your career

Published on 22nd January 2016 under Blog Topic - Professionals/Career Movers,
We should not think our careers are defined by one past event. It is in a process of change, growth and choice. The good news is, there's enough time to progress. For those happy with their chosen careers, you'll still find there are difficult decisions to be made at times in your life e.g. should I go for that promotion, sign up to a course, reduce my hours, go free lance? So how can you be assured you are making healthy and positive career choices?

How to approach your CAO choices

Published on 11th January 2016 under Blog Topic - Students,
Here are some guidelines to ensure you navigate the CAO system. Do not let points dictate your choices. The points attributed to a course DOES NOT mean it’s a better course. It simply means there is more demand than supply for this particular course. Your first preference, regardless of points should get your first choice. The order […]

Discover your Learning Style – Hark it’s VARK!

Published on 7th January 2016 under Blog Topic - Professionals/Career Movers, Students, Training,
Whether you're a mature student heading back to college, a leaving cert student grappling with a tough subject, a professional who has to roll out a new company policy, a parent helping your child with their homework or a University lecturer explaining Carbon Footprint - remember, understand your own learning style and adapt!