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Assessment Centres and Graduate Jobs

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Grad Jobs

Grad Jobs……..the search starts!  So, the time has come, you’ve have your ball at University, an IT or a College and the bills need to be paid!!!  The student loans must be addressed and its time to think about Grad Jobs and Grad Opportunities.  What is your next step?  How much can I earn?  What […]

Career Advice Dublin – Theories…Why?

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Career Advice Dublin

Career Advice Dublin – The word ‘career’ derives from the words journey and race. Law (1996) refers to career as a cognate with the word ‘carriage’. In one’s life you may own approximately 6 cars, each car for a different part of your career, your life journey. In essence careers in the 21st century are […]

Career Guidance – Listening and Reflective Listening

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Career Advice Ireland

Career Advice Ireland – Rogers (1980, as cited in Egan, 2010, p138) speaks of ‘empathic listening’ which he describes as ‘temporarily living in the other’s life, moving about in it delicately without judgement’.  It is important as a career guidance practitioner providing career advice throughout Ireland to listen intently to the clients story and by […]

Career Development – Career Guidance Theory

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Career Development

Law (1981) states that, ‘Theories of career development are attempts to describe, explain and predict what happens. Theories of guidance are attempts to think how we can sensibly intervene in what happens’, Career development theory provides a framework for helping with a client’s career problem’ (Sharf, 2010). For the purposes of this assignment the focus […]

Constructivist Approach to Careers Guidance

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Careers

Reid and West (2010) suggest a new careers guidance model is needed that is interactive, has a focus on holistic meaning, and considers context, past, present and future. Perhaps constructivist approaches to careers guidance can compliment or add modern value to a fast changing social and economic society and diverse population. An issue with the […]

Trait and Factor Theory – Career Guidance Theory Discussed

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Career Guidance Test

Trait-and-Factor Theory is from person-environment fit theories. Parsons, (1909) argued that if you understand the job and the person you can create a fit which is successful, this system relies on reliable data of the job functions, requirements and the person. The career guidance practitioner can ask the client to partake in a career guidance […]

Narrative Approaches to Career Guidance

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Guidance

The guidance professional should be armed with a range of theories (Reid, 2008, p176). Law (2008, p9) states that teachers, advisors and mentors need to think in terms of narrative thinking, using narrative to enable people in terms of their own career management. Narrative can empower the client and thus the client is able to […]

Speech and Language Therapist

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Speech Therapy

The work – Language and Speech Therapy The work is creative and challenging it involves helping others to find their potential socially educationally and vocationally by allowing them to communicate with others.  Speech and language therapists diagnose, treat and support those suffering from speech disorders.  People of all ages are treated but most of the […]

Personality Test and Leaving Cert Subject Choice

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Personality Test

Personality Test – In our previous blog post we looked at leaving cert subject choice and we left the post with a slight introduction to aptitude tests and personality testing related to leaving cert subject choice.   Personality Test and Psychometric Testing   Having undertaken a Career Investigation exercise, next students should look at where their […]

Leaving Cert Subject Choice

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Leaving Cert Subject Choice

The importance of choosing the right subjects for Leaving Certificate cannot be emphasised enough. How many Career Guidance teachers have met the Leaving Certificate student, hell bent on doing an Engineering course, with higher level Engineering, higher level Construction Studies and foundation level Maths? This is not acceptable. The Leaving Certificate year is not the […]