Career Guidance Consultant
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. More recently providing Career Guidance Services to students of Limerick Tutorial College.
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), 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 and is National PRO for the IGC. 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.
"Julie is personable, warm and very engaging. She gets a sense of the young person very quickly and it is very apparent from early in the process that she is looking for what is best for the WHOLE person, not just a job, money etc. .... As parents her support was invaluable. For our son it was a great way of focussing his mind on the way forward even though there were some obstacles. I would highly reccomend Julie to anyone who wants time and space to search through possible future career options. "
I find the webinars extremely useful to support my information. I wish I had more time to watch them all!
Career Guidance Counsellor
"Julie is very professional and zones in and helps you find your area of interest. Julie them guides you to each course that relates to your interest in an extremely professional manner. Overall a great service!"
6th Year Student
"I watched a few of these and found them very informative. I would definitely recommend them to students and parents. Best of luck with it all!"
Feedback from students in general is that the webinars offer an excellent insight and are proving a helpful resource.
Career Guidance Counsellor
"I just want to say thank you for organising your Webinars. I'm passing on your links to my pupils & have no doubt those that look at them will find them very beneficial."