About

Judy O'Donohue, the professional Career Development Practitioner behind Career Me Now, is here to support you and your family with quality careers advice. Reducing the stress levels around  career-related issues so you can all have a better life!  

How I can support you to support them

I have been providing careers advice to students and their families for over 15 years.

With kindness and compassion I bring people on the career exploration journey. 

By helping parents understand the process and by supporting students to make informed decisions I help reduce the stress around all things career-related.

Empowering all career explorers to take vital steps at critical times, I offer unbiased, quality careers advice that works.

Take the stress out of career planning and decision making by giving me a call so we can have a chat about your needs. 

No robots, just me!

Parents ask me every day:

  • I don't understand the ATAR

  • What do I do when my teenager says they have no idea what they are going to do in the future?

  • How do I to help them choose their subjects?

  • Which is the best pathway?

  • VCE? IB? VCAL? VET?

  • Apprenticeship?

  • University?

  • TAFE?

  • Which course?

  • How do I motivate my young adult?

  • How can I help my teen?

  • How can I get my young adult to study?

  • Where will the jobs be in the future?

And every day I answer these questions and more to take the guesswork out of the final years of secondary school

And every day parents thank me for making it all make so much sense!

And every day I remove the stress and mental load that parents are carrying:

  • by explaining everything in simple terms

  • by showing possible options

  • by outlining what subjects lead to what

  • by de-mystifying the ATAR

  • by discussing future job prospects

  • by explaining there is more than one way to get to a desired place

  • by clarifying that it is ok for your teenager not to know what career yet

  • by putting an achievable plan together that has options and works for all 

And allowing you, the parent,  to focus on everything else you need to do - knowing that it is all going to be ok! 

Having worked in a range of places including: 

  • in the corporate world,

  • in semi-government bodies,

  • in selection and recruitment,

  • as a parent,

  • in schools,  

  • in my own business, 

I have a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with you to make it so much easier for you.

 

Contact me and see how I can help you or your teenager/young adult plan and design their own individualised career action plan.

Take the guess work out of career planning and let me help you help that wonderful young person become an independent adult.

My favourite part of my day is watching the relief come over the faces of the people I work with when they realise all the stress around career decision-making and planning has gone!

 

It doesn't matter where you are on your career journey, it is possible to design your life by putting a plan in place that works for you.

I have always worked with people and love building trust with others so that I can offer whatever help or support they may need need.

Being a Careers Practitioner allows me to utilise all my experience and skills so that others can find their way - quicker and easier than I did!


I started my own business after realising I can help so many more than I can in just one school.

When I am not interviewing people and helping them plan their lives, I love meeting new people (and making them laugh) and - when possible - spending time with my family, dancing, surfing, going to music gigs, doing yoga and reading and learning  about the future of work. ( I am a bit of a career nerd actually!)

​I am a Professional member of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) & the Career Education Association of Victoria (CEAV)

I look forward to talking to you soon and helping you and yours make really good career choices.

Use the contact form below or call me on 0419 319 150

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