Love your job?

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Many of the career coaching clients I work with feel that it’s a pipe dream to love their job. Even though they are deeply unhappy they are petrified to leave the comfort zone of their current role in case the next job is worse. Some even feel guilty for wanting a job they love because they feel they  … Read more


Blue Monday

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Blue Monday is said to have been created in 2006 as an advertising mechanism to try and get us to treat ourselves to a nice holiday. The third Monday in January was chosen because of low bank balances after Christmas, dark and cold days, a return to the familiar routine of work and outside responsibilities, you  … Read more


New Years Resolutions 2018

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The new year brings most of us to think about the resolutions we want to make to enable us to live a life more in tune with how we view our best selves. For the majority of us, our desires will centre around health, well-being, happiness, career, relationships and let’s face it appearance. Many of us are in the habit  … Read more


5 Effective Ways To Kick Start Your Job Search

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Exhausted by the thought of looking for work? Getting lost on online job boards? Unsure of how to search for work in today’s marketplace? Feel empowered by following some of these helpful tips on how to make effective use of your time to kick-start your job search. 5 Effective Ways to Kick Start Your Job  … Read more


As A Mum Are You Unsure If You Want To Start A New Job?

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As a Career Coach, I have worked with many mothers who are frightened to change jobs for fear their next employer won’t be as family friendly and guilt-ridden mothers who feel bad for wanting their own space or career. These common fears when unexamined can lead to one feeling stuck. Get a pen and paper  … Read more


Leap – Change in Career Construction to IT

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Interview with Neil O’Driscoll, Chef Operations Officer, www.platformavenue.com What did the start of your career look like? After completing a Degree in Civil Engineering in UCC I worked in London for 10 years working as a Project Engineer on large scale concrete projects. I moved back to Cork to be closer to family in 2007. Douglas shopping center  … Read more


One Big Thing

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I can get so wrapped up in day-to-day activities that long-term goals and life priorities can get put on the long finger. I am great at keeping to do list’s put priorities often shift and things get put off for way longer than they need to. As quick as a flash a few months have gone by  … Read more


Donald Trump – Perception In The Workplace 

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How Donald Trump is viewed in the workplace is reflective of one’s own past experiences, values, and belief systems. Those who voted against Donald Trump used words such narcissistic, chauvinist, discriminatory bully to describe him. On the other hand, those who voted for Trump described him as a shrewd direct leader who is not afraid  … Read more


Career Management

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Jobs aren’t guaranteed for life, we can’t foretell what will happen to our job in the future.  For the most part, most of us don’t expect or wish to be with the same employer all our lives regardless but we do want to enjoy our jobs while we are in them. So how can you best take  … Read more


Want to change career?

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In my line of work as a Career Coach, I generally don’t get people bouncing in telling they love their job as this is the very problem that has brought them to my door. What is interesting is how few have thought about why they don’t love their job. People generally just focus on the person(s), systems, lack  … Read more