I’m currently living and working as a career guidance counsellor in China and I could not recommend it enough; especially for those who want to travel and gain some valuable life and cultural experiences. Working as a teacher abroad has many positives. The salaries for teachers abroad can be far better – particularly for newly…… Continue reading Want to Teach in Hong Kong?
Preparing to give a presentation to my students on career choice, I can’t help but think of Larry Smith and his frustration. Larry Smith is a professor of economics at the University of Waterloo in Canada and according to Forbes he has spent his entire teaching career coaching students to find careers they love, but he still…… Continue reading Why You Will Fail To Have A Great Career
Figuring out your career, what you want to do with your life and how to succeed can be overwhelming. People often ask themselves “What do I want to do?” or “how can I be successful?” Even people who have been working for years do this. I’m a big believer in trying to be successful and…… Continue reading Career: Figuring it out
I have recently just finished reading Paulo Coelho’s book The Alchemist. It’s weird how I even came across the book. My mam tried to get me to read it many times, but I never gave it a chance. I thought she was being “too spiritual” for the way I was feeling at the time! I wasn’t in the mood…… Continue reading The Alchemist
At the age of 22, I began my career as a guidance counsellor in a secondary school in Ireland. I had an amazing first year in this sector, but I wanted to travel, while still gaining experience. A job offer for a guidance counsellor position in the Middle East was the perfect opportunity, and I’m…… Continue reading What’s life like for Irish teachers in the Middle East?
If these people and things can inspire you like they did for me, then I am grateful to pass it on! 1) Pat Divilly on Ted Talks. Pat Divilly is a fitness instructor from Galway who I had not heard of until a post on Joe.ie the other day. Seeing a fellow Irish person on…… Continue reading What has inspired me recently…