Elevate Career Care

While some people are lucky enough to just know what they want to do and end up in satisfying careers without giving it much thought, most of us are not. Many people don’t put enough effort into choosing occupations or pick them for the wrong reasons. Maybe they choose careers that seem secure or pay well. They then end up unhappy. The best way to make sure that doesn’t happen to you is to make a well-thought out decision.
For over 25 years James Fitzsimons of Elevate Career Care has been helping clients both locally and internationally choose their career direction. From school leaver to “C” suite executive, James has created a range of individually tailored programs that prepares and supports clients as they move through the stages of career transition.

The Career Planning process has four steps:

Step 1: Knowing Yourself
Step 2: Finding Out
Step 3: Making Decisions
Step 4: Research and Taking Action

Elevate Career Care Programs cover:

 Career Direction
 Mentoring: Personal and career advice
 Preparation of CV/Resume, cover letters/mails
 Interview Preparation


“I thoroughly enjoyed the interview preparation with James, not only did he build my confidence but also provided me with techniques to allow my personality to shine through and make for more interesting interviews. Consequently I managed to secure training contracts in both leading Dublin law firms that I interviewed for, with one offering me the job within 4 hours of the interview” – Caoimhe Hickey 2018

“I just want to drop you a quick email to let you know that I have been offered the Retail Marketing job at JD Sports, that my interview was for last Thursday, which I am delighted about! Your help was invaluable and made such a difference to the way I interviewed. Thanks again James, and hopefully we will cross paths again in the near future”.  Cliona McDonnell 2017

“I contacted James when I was looking for a change in career. In a structured series of meetings, we discussed areas as wide ranging as personal branding, energy, motivations, dealing with recruiters from agents to entrepreneurs, the image we project, the future as well as the taste of great coffee! Through the process James was intuitive, straight talking, incisive and, importantly for me, flexible in his approach when needed. Following the process I was far more assured of the next steps I wanted in my career, and as a result I was able to follow this through with a more focused and confident approach.” Paul Geoghegan 2016

“Thanks too for the work you are doing with Pat – he was very satisfied with the work you have done to date and I understand you will pick up again after his holidays. It’s very important to me that he gets good assistance to take the next successful career step. Helping him with the narrative in interview on the role redundancy is important – I know from experience how difficult it can be to articulate that career event in a constructive way. “ Brid Bourke HR Director 2015

“The information given to me and the preparation with James for my interview was invaluable. He taught me skills and pointed out weaknesses that I otherwise would not have recognized myself. I was able to use these skills and techniques during my interview for an internship with a law firm in Ireland and I am certain that I will retain and continue to use these skills throughout my career. His experience prepared me and was most certainly the reason for my success”.  Rachel Pereira 2015

“I can definitely say I would recommend James Fitzsimons for interview preparation and advice.  James’ simplistic yet effective approach regarding the structure and content of a vast range of interview questions allowed me to best prepare for upcoming interviews. It was an extremely beneficial experience and would encourage anyone seeking graduate recruitment in the near future to avail of his services”. “Good news thankfully – got a traineeship with William Fry. Very happy.” Marcus Tadros December 2013 – Trainee Solicitor
William Fry – 2014

“Sorry it took me so long to send this but I just wanted to thank you for all your help and the time you gave me. Its unfortunate that I didn’t get one of the summer internships but I got offered a HR position with eBay for next year. The feedback from the Law interviews was really positive and the deciding factor came from me being uncomfortable talking about commercial issues. That damn Commercial acumen! Anyway Thanks a million for all your help!!”  Leah Brophy. Business Student; UCD May 2011. Trainee Solicitor Maples Calder 2014