Who is this Career Guidance Advice programme for?

ETC Consult’s Comprehensive Career Guidance Programme is for students of 15 years and upwards and adults of all ages, backgrounds, experiences and qualifications. Students often use our services because they are unsure what subjects, courses or future employment options are best for them and adults often use our services because they are fed up, dissatisfied, frustrated or unfulfilled with their current career and they want to know what alternative options would be right for them.

Our career guidance programmes have helped thousands of students and adults in Ireland find and get into more suitable courses and employment options.

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How will this programme help you?

Choosing a career that is right for your unique mix of personality traits, interests, aptitudes, values and motivations is one of the most important life decisions you will ever make. The average person spends over 90,000 hours of their life working and you don’t want to waste those hours doing something that isn’t right for you or in some cases, that you actively hate.

This programme is a long-established, professional, comprehensive, one-to-one programme through which our clients receive the best possible advice and support on which career to pursue in life and how to pursue it.

This programme is based on our 35 years of experience in selecting people of all ages, abilities, motivations, personalities, experiences and qualifications for organisations in most sectors of the economy and our equally long experience in providing career guidance services to similar people.

Our vast experience selecting successful candidates for different types of roles ensures that we have a practical knowledge of what types of roles are most suitable for different types of people.

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Pat Shortt

Founding Director & Career Guidance Expert

Customer Feedback

This chart highlights the percentage of our previous customers who think that our career guidance programmes are practical, professional, comprehensive and would recommend us to a friend.

Practical Advice - 97%
Comprehensive Advice - 94%
Professional Advice - 96%
Would Recommend Us To A Friend - 95%

How will this programme help you?

Step 1 - Assessments

You complete a range of exercises in our city centre location – an Occupational Interests Questionnaire, Aptitude Exercises, a Personality Questionnaire and a Biographical Data Sheet on your educational and work background as well as your leisure activities.

Step 2 - Discussion

You return – some days later – for a discussion based on three charts that are generated from the exercises you completed in stage one and your Biographical Data Sheet.

Step 3 - Written Report

We write and send you a comprehensive Career Guidance Report in which we recap the entire process.

We relate your mix of interests, aptitudes, personality attributes and background information to our database of 1200 careers and the evolving employment market and give you a list of 10 careers that we are confident you will enjoy, be well able to pursue and make a good income from.

Most importantly, we tell you how to get into them – and if further study is recommended, we give you two lists of CAO courses – and others – that lead directly or indirectly into those careers.

Step 4 - Your Next Steps

You study your report; discuss it with whomever and then you either “bite the bullet” and go for your preferred option in our final recommended list or – if you have any queries on any part of the report – you revert to us for clarification and then you make your final decision.

Full Career Guidance Programme - € 450

Discounts available for students & unwaged

Career Discussion

This programme is for you if you have a fair idea about what you want to do career-wise but you have some concerns and would like to have a professional, trusted and objective view on the implications of your intended course of action.

Some of the typical concerns that we help our customers with are the following:

Is it a good idea?

Are there issues that I have not thought about?

If it is not a good idea, what alternatives do I have?

Is it feasible?

Am I going about it in the right way?

Are there any consequences that I have not thought about?

How does the Career Discussion work?

You come to our office for a discussion with our Occupational Psychologist for 50-80 minutes about what you are thinking of doing.

We provide an objective, experienced opinion about how to go about getting into that career and if we feel that it is not a great idea, we say so and provide alternative options for you.

  • During the discussion, you are invited to provide us with all relevant information about your background such as your education, work experience, qualifications and leisure activities. Then, we discuss what you are thinking of doing, the reasons for this choice as well as the advantages and limitations of the intended role.
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  • This programme is based on our 35 years of experience in selecting people of all ages, abilities, motivations, personalities, experiences and qualifications for organisations in most sectors of the economy and our equally long experience in providing career guidance services to similar people.
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  • Our vast experience in selecting successful candidates for different types of roles ensures that we have acquired significant expertise in monitoring and analysing employment trends. This expertise enables us to provide practical and detailed advice to people on the careers best suited to them and how to go about getting into them.

Career Discussion Programme - € 200

Don’t waste your life doing something that isn’t right for you.

Get professional, one-to-one advice about what courses, jobs and careers are right for you.

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