I established Career Guide as a result of a need I recognised for professional career exploration for all ages.  In recognising this need I developed a pluralistic approach to career exploration that utilises the best techniques and resources available.

I believe as an experienced Career Guidance professional it is essential to provide a service that empowers the client to be central to their own career development.  I apply a layered approach that helps the client to explore and critique their choices supported by a professional.

The main theories that are utilised are Holland's theory of six personality types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional; Carl Jung and Myers BriggsTypologies; finally Vocational Card Sort (VCS) developed by Tyler (1961) refined by Dolliver (1967) supported by a narrative technique.

I have spent the last number of years developing and perfecting these techniques.  I continue to adapt and refine to provide the best service for my clients.

Testimonials I

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

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