Jane Downes

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The Irish Times Higher Options exhibitions in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For hundreds of thousands of students, over several decades, the Higher Options fair has been the start of their journey into adult life. It’s here th(...)

Students don’t do enough research and don’t always realise that career planning is a project in itself. Photograph: iStock

Life is about making mistakes and learning from them. But, when it comes to career guidance, where do students tend to go wrong? Jane Downes, author (...)

Sinead D’Arcy (front) with 2018 graduate recruits. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

Gaining work experience can make a huge difference to your career. While some college courses now offer work experience placements or modules as stand(...)

Niall Horan pursued his dream of a career in music. Above, performing with One Direction at Croke Park in 2014. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Law school debt Daily regret Is that really what you dreamed as a kid? Or did you hope one day That you’d find a way To spend four years worki(...)

Are you getting stressed just looking at this?

We don’t want to hear it but we need to: stress is good for us. In fact, the right amount is very good for us, while too little or too much can prove (...)

‘When we are 18 or 19 our IQ levels off, whereas EQ can be developed throughout our life’

“There’s nothing worse than when you’re not feeling great and someone says, ‘just think positively’,” says Alan Lyons, author, psychologist and managi(...)