The perfect job, and how to find it? This is a question that I’m sure many of you have pondered is how do I find my ideal career? Sometimes when you look at the regular offerings on various recruitment sites they are less than inspiring and often cast doubt on whether you are missing […]
A Line in the Sand
What’s my purpose?
CAO 2022; Stats, Options and Decisions.
©2022 Mary Hickey Career Consultant 2021 saw a record high for CAO Applications with a figure of 85,000 noted. This figure has dropped by 1.5% in 2022 with a figure of 78,000 recorded. These figures account for the full cohort of applicants comprising of; school leavers, further education (QQI), mature students and international students including […]
CAO – Change of Mind – All You Need to Know
All You Need to Know About the CAO Change of Mind Facility The CAO Change of Mind Facility opened on May 5th and will remain open until 5:00pm on July 1st. The Central Applications Office (CAO) has begun emailing all applicants who applied to CAO by 1 February this year. The email instructs applicants to […]
Major Changes in the Irish College System.
Over the past 12 months, there has been major overhaul and significant changes in the Irish College System. As a result, 12 major IT Colleges across Ireland have amalgamated into 5 large Technological Universities. The 5 new entities are as follows; New College Name Former Name Technological University of Dublin – TUD […]
Will the Leaving Cert Points rise again next year?
This is a question we at Whitney Career Guidance are being asked a lot of late. Before I answer that question here is a brief overview of what has been happening with Leaving Cert points over the past 5 years. During the period 2017-2019 Leaving Cert points held steady, but there was the usual amount […]
What’s the most satisfying job in the world? You’d be surprised.
© Psychologist Barry Schwartz (2015) – Why We Work Psychologist Barry Schwartz explores the meaning and engagement that some workers feel about professions you might not expect to be fulfilling. Why do we work? Why do we drag ourselves out of bed every morning instead of living lives composed of one pleasure-filled adventure after another? […]
CEO – Chief Everything Officer (also known as a stay-at-home parent)
What do you do for a living? I am a stay-at-home parent From my work through Griffin Career Consultancy and from speaking to friends, I am aware that many stay-at-home parents feel somewhat inadequate when answering this question. After putting their career on pause to care for their children whether that decision was made […]
Spotlight on Students entering 6th Year in 2020.
©2020 Mary Hickey and Seamus Whitney Seamus recently spoke on South East Radio about the stress and uncertainty that students entering 6th year in 2020 are currently experiencing. To address this I have compiled a short blog that should be of interest to students and parents of this cohort. The theme that is arising from […]