Career Confidence

Career Guidance for Everyone

Career Confidence offers a leading and inclusive Career Guidance service for ‘todays’ world. Career Confidence is directed by Mary Quirke, a professional Career Guidance Counsellor and Doctoral Researcher in Trinity College Dublin.

“I offer an ‘Online’ Career Guidance Program designed to recognise ‘individuality’, while exploring natural strengths and talents. The result is a personal career plan – designed to be a strong foundation for positive choices and confidence. The professionally led program, suitable for all ages and stages, focuses on informing career decisions based on what you need today. The program is all about you!”

Mary Quirke also continues to engage with projects and research on Career Guidance, Universal Design, Disability and Inclusion; nationally and internationally.

Career Confidence puts YOU in control of your choices.

Second Level Students planning for their Future (from Transition Year). Parents or advocates who want to understand more are also welcome.

College Students and Graduates making learning and work choices

Adults making a career change; be it returning to work or seeking something different...

I also develop and deliver classes/talks/lectures for Parent & Student Groups, Third level Courses, Conferences and Media

‘Career Confidence’ focuses on ‘what’ you need most right now – and endeavors to make sense of the decisions you need to make… 

We are now open and taking appointments.

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Who Am I?

I qualified as a Career Guidance Counsellor from University College Cork over 25 years ago (having changed careers!).  Over the years I gained valuable knowledge while engaging with further learning, inclusive practice in teaching and work by way of engaging with social research, learning institutions and companies, both in Ireland & across Europe.  

I really enjoy all I do and hope you will benefit from the practice I have developed.


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'Our' Approach...

I work closely with other professionals so you, the client, will ultimately benefit from a high quality contemporary Career Guidance Service.  Uniquely my practice involves a Multidisciplinary Team.

Colleagues also include the Institute of Career Guidance (IGC) and the NCGE, Admissions Officers, Educational Psychologists, Academic Counsellors, Research Colleagues and Professional Supervisors. 


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Research Platform

I am currently engaged on my  PhD in Trinity College Dublin with Professor Conor Mc Guckin.   My research interest is in Career Guidance, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Inclusion – in essence  “What does Career Guidance need to be today?”.  

I learn so much from clients – their motivation, aspiration and determination.   I consider myself privileged to continue to be  part off their stories.    

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What our successful clients say

  • “Thank you Mary. We both found it really helpful. I think ‘agricultural science’ was a wonderful proposal for Derek to set his sights on. Although – he will need to explore it further while he still fancies himself as a VET!!!
    Just home so I will get a good look at the report tomorrow with clear eyes. Thank you so much for your help and advice and I’m sure we will be back to you again.”

    Student in Agricultural Science
  • “Mary did an excellent job identifying my individual skills, learning style and interests and presented a clear potential learning pathway for me. I found the consultation extremely enlightening, it highlighted a range of factors about myself, as well as opening my eyes to the potential directions I could take and develop my career in, that I had never considered before. I would highly recommend her career guidance services to anyone.”


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