Julie O’Connor is an experienced career guidance practitioner, working in this field since 1998; providing in-depth, practical and insightful advice, helping clients make the best decisions possible about their future career and /or education.
Julie O’Connor has worked in education since 1994, specialising in career guidance and counselling since 1998 after qualifying from U.C.C.. Since then Julie has worked as a Human Resource Specialist in Dell Computers, as an Adult Guidance Counsellor in PAUL Partnership and as a Career Guidance Counsellor in St. Clements College, Limerick.
Julie O’Connor set up Synergy Careers in 2015 and from 2020 is providing a full-time Career Guidance Service having resigned from DES. The services provided range from career guidance consultations (either face-to-face or online), online career classes and hosting of career guidance weekly webinars for students, parents and guidance counsellors.
Julie O’Connor is a chartered member of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors. She is listed on the professional register of private practitioners in Career Guidance in Ireland. Julie is on the National Executive for the IGC representing the Mid-west IGC Branch. Julie also has full registration on the British Psychological Society in Occupational and Ability Testing: qualified to administer occupational and ability tests. Julie is a registered teacher with the Teaching council of Ireland, and has Garda Vetting certification.
My vision is to enable clients to gain greater clarity, better self-awareness and feel confident and assured that they are making well informed critical decisions on their future. I also value the inclusion of parents/3rd party in the process of career guidance to help support a client on their future journey.
As a Career Guidance counsellor, I have the qualifications, experience, skillset, knowledge and desire to make a difference. I want to make that difference by guiding, supporting and motivating my clients to discover the best-fit careers/course to match their interests, aptitudes, abilities, values, beliefs and personality. There is a job to suit everyone.