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Passionate about supporting clients as they move through the different stages of their career. Each career story is different, involves multiple stages and new challenges to be overcome.

Spent 10 years working within the social care sector supporting teenagers and young adults within residential childcare with their emotional and social development. Experienced in providing practical and employment support to clients experiencing homelessness and mental health challenges. 

Provided educational guidance and employment support in a Local Employment Service to individuals within the social welfare system. Knowledgeable in the Post Leaving Certificate courses and progression into Third Level Education and the SUSI grant. 

 

Experienced in guiding leaving certificate students to make realistic career decisions and navigate the CAO application. Acted as a Helpline Facilitator for the CAO Helpline for Leaving Certificate Parents and Students with the National Parents Council.

 

Providing guidance and career support to college graduates, working professionals and career changers to make educational and career choices that will complement the skills, knowledge and interests that they most value.

 

Expert at writing CVs, Cover Letters, and University Personal Statements that an employer/Course Director will want to read.

 

Working within Higher Education delivering Career Classes to undergraduate and master level studies on different career development topics including CVs, Cover Letters, Graduate Applications, Interview Skills, Networking and Navigating the Hidden Job Market.

Featured in the Irish Times and contributed to a number of articles including:

Higher Options: hundreds of career options under one roof – The Irish Times

Can a postgrad boost your career prospects? – The Irish Times

 

Qualifications Include:

BA in Psychology

HDip in Applied Social Studies in Professional Social Care

MSc in Guidance Counselling

Certificate in Social Welfare Rights

Certificate in Psychometric Assessment Ability Testing (Brittish Psychological Society)

 

Currently studying a Postgraduate Diploma in Careers Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education via Warrick University, UK.

 

Laura Walshe | LinkedIn

The Irish Times

Resources – Private Practitioners – IGC

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