October 16, 2015

Testimonials

“Valerie was excellent to work with. She was really professional and gave really good advice and suggestions on where I should next progress to in my career. She also helped to get my CV in order, would highly recommend her to anyone looking for guidance and advice when looking for different career choices.”

- Leanne, Cork

"I would really like to thank Noreen. She went out of her way to meet me at short notice and really gave me the confidence and belief in myself that I had what it took. An excellent service and I would highly recommend it to anyone."

- Domhnall

"I recently needed to completely change my career path and contacted Avril Quinn. During my first meeting with Avril I grew ten foot taller as she identified so many skills that would be transferable as I went forward. Avril helped me to produce a wonderful CV and cover letter along with setting goals for my future. Together with being a total professional Avril is one of the most pleasant and endearing people that I have ever met….a wonderful person. I am happy to say that, because of Avril, I am now going in a fantastic and exciting new direction. Thank you so much Avril Quinn."

"Just thought you'd like to know your training was obviously awesome - I got that medical job we went over! Starting on Monday as trainee project manager. Many thanks Valerie for your help with the interview preparation and feedback on my CV"

- James, Dublin

“Noreen provided outplacement support to me – I found her very supportive and understanding in what was a traumatic and disheartening time for me. Her passion and motivation is infectious, always promoting positivity and helping you to build self esteem . Noreen has amassed vast expertise beyond her years and gave me coaching advice and support that has not only helped shaped my career but also helped me to develop and grow as a person – I am eternally grateful - Thanks !!”

- Mark

"Having been made redundant and wishing to change direction in my career of over 20 years, I approached Avril to restructure my Curriculum Vitae. What I received was so much more. Avril was quick to realise my areas of strength and encouraged me to use them to redirect my CV and have it appeal to a different market sector. She also helped me identify opportunities and suitable roles which I would never have considered without her expertise and industry knowledge. Beyond her professional advice, I found her support and encouragement invaluable and it afforded me a positive outlook when I began actively seeking employment. I am now happily employed again in a full time management role, Avril’s consultation was certainly instrumental in helping me secure that position."

- Anne O’ Brien Mc Gregor

"My daughter recently availed of the Service provided by Positive Career Options. As a second level student, approaching Leaving Certificate, she had difficulty deciding on a third level course which matched her talents. She met with Noreen who provided a comprehensive psychometric and aptitude evaluation, followed up with one to one feedback. This was done in a thoroughly professional way and Noreen's very engaging communication style put our daughter at ease immediately. Noreen then provided a written report, which gave us great insight into where our daughter's talents and skills lie and gave her direction and focus around specific career choices and courses. I would highly recommend Positive Career Options for their high level of professionalism and experience in this area."

- Cork Mum

“Following my departure from Logitech after 21.5 years, I was given an introduction to Valerie in order to support my career search. The advice and support provided by Valerie exceeded all expectation, during a very challenging period. Valerie outlined a road map on several fronts; this included a detailed review of my CV, as assessment of strengths and weakness, best practice techniques for interview preparation. At all times I found Valerie to be really professional, and utmost for me was the continued encouragement at all stages of my job search. Valerie was available at short notice to offer advice at each stage of the interview process. Valerie also provided excellent career guidance to my eldest son, who will do his leaving cert next year. Valerie had several sessions with Daniel, following which he felt he had broader knowledge to consider career choices available.”

- Pat O'Connor, Financial Controller

"I met with Valerie when I was transitioning between roles and I was impressed with the support she gave right throughout the recruitment process. She genuinely takes an interest in getting the most out of an individual and highlighted to me the key areas to concentrate on. I found Valerie professional, very easy to deal with and would highly recommend her."

- Micro Team Leader, DePuy

"Positive Career Options workshop completely transformed my career outlook. As a result of the workshop, I now know how to present myself at a job interview. I would strongly recommend anyone who is struggling to get a job or who is unsure how to approach the job search to contact the Positive Career Options team. I found the training invaluable".

- Mark, Cork