"REAL Career Guidance provided me with invaluable feedback as I developed my application for a position in a different industry. Sallyann has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Education Sector, and her expertise helped me to reposition my skills, accomplishments and personal strengths to engage my prospective employer. I have since been offered the job! Thanks for your help Sallyann!"
Bláthnaid , Ratoath, Co. Meath
"I was completely overwhelmed in 6th year with exam preparation and was so unsure of which direction to take. Although I did better than expected in my Leaving Certificate and achieved enough points for my chosen degree I still felt very uncertain. Sallyann was patient and worked with me and my parents to explore my true interests, abilities, hopes and dreams. With her support I decided to defer my degree place and pursue a QQI Level 5 course in Applied Psychology at a college of further education. This was a fantastic way to try out my subject area without committing to a degree and also to prepare me for future academic success. I started my BSc. in Psychology in September and have hit the ground running as a result. I am so grateful to Sallyann for all her guidance and signposting. I would highly recommend her to students of all ages."
John, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
Having left school early I doubted my ability to study at degree level. Sallyann helped to build my self-belief and confidence as well as teaching me how to approach academic writing, study and exams. I am now in 2nd year of a degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and I'm already planning a postgraduate course! Don't allow your negative self-talk to keep you 'stuck' - seek professional help from REAL Career Guidance so you can be the best you can be."
Ronan, Clane, Co. Kildare
"I wasn't overly academic at school and I knew that the formal college route wasn't for me. But what instead? I decided to seek advice on the alternatives open to me. I liked the sound of earn-as-you-learn options and after a series of profiling and interest tests my natural flair for numbers was apparent. I opted for an Accounting Technician Apprenticeship where I now work 4 days a week with my employer and attend college once a week. I get paid a wage, my college fees are fully funded and I will leave with a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Accounting at the end of my 2-year apprenticeship. I am already talking to Sallyann about progression into a Finance degree afterwards! I really appreciate all her encouragement and support in helping me to achieve my goal. I 1000% recommend this career guidance service."
Ella, Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath