• Welcome to the Career Guide

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    I established Career Guide as a result of a need I recognised for professional career exploration for all ages.  In recognising this need Read More
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      The main services provided are: Career/college exploration for 6th and 5th yr students  Support for applying to the UK (UCAS). Exploration of Read More
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Career-Guide services:



  • CAO; (UK) UCAS; and direct entry course exploration


  • Leaving Certificate subject review for 3rd year and TY students 

James Galvin prides himself on his personal approach and excellent service.  Read the testimonials for the positive experiences of clients. Career-guide was established in 2014. The founder is James Galvin a qualified career Guidance Counsellor in Cork.  Working as a Guidance Counsellor and Teacher in County Limerick with 20 years educational experience.  Also regularly works in University on Limerick as a Guest Lecturer.  James has studied and researched extensively in the area of career guidance and delivers an innovative form of career exploration utilising the most up to date testing and techniques.

Why Use  a Career Guidance Professional ?

Further education or training can be a huge personal and family expense. Therefore, gaining as much information and possible solutions is crucial.  Engaging with a professional that has extensive expertise can help you to explore options or achieve that employment that you deserve.

Experience Shows!

Clients gain an understanding of personal career exploration techniques and a deeper understanding of how to develop and deliver on their potential. 


“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle.” Steve Jobs




James helped me to fill in an application form for a job I was applying for, and made me think about the job application process in a new way, as well as giving me great feedback on what I'd already done. It was great to meet someone who could facilitate me so easily, and so quickly within a couple of days of 1st contact to the deadline I'd to have the form sent in for. Thanks James!

Date of Posting: 04 July 2015
Posted By: Anne

James helped my daughter apply to a course in Scotland. She was interested in a specific course and he gave her great advise for writing a personal statement and helped her with her application. She has started in Scotland this year and loves her course. James was great and made the process so easy.

Date of Posting: 11 March 2015
Posted By: Nicola
Mother, Mallow

My daughter was confused and struggling with course choices etc. for a while. After her meeting with James she was palpably relieved. James gave her a greater understanding of all things CAO related, thus taking a weight off of her mind & mine. I would recommend James to my friends and acquaintances.

Date of Posting: 13 February 2015
Posted By: Yvonne

James gave my son excellent advice and direction. I believe that many of his fears have been alleviated after his time with James. He certainly has a clearer picture of where he should be heading.

Date of Posting: 24 January 2015
Posted By: Mary
Parent, Charleville, Co. Cork.

James was absolutely fantastic with our son - advising him on the options available to him after his Junior Certificate. James was very honest and gave him crucial information for his subject selection for the Leaving Certificate. John my son was absolutely delighted when he came out from the meeting.

Date of Posting: 04 November 2014
Posted By: Joan

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