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About John

John is a highly qualified career counselling practitioner who is taking a fresh approach to career counselling. He is a doctoral graduate of the University of Sydney. He has worked for two decades as a career counselling practitioner. John works closely with people daily, in motivating them towards the world of work or further study. John is a professional member of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) and the Career Advisers Association of NSW (CAANSW). Membership of these organisations assures clients that professional standards and ethical practices are upheld in the provision of career counselling services. 

John provides a comprehensive, affordable and quality driven career counselling service, particularly for mature workers who are seeking a career change in their lives. He is well aware of the issues they face at this time and provides many suitable options for his clients. He aims to equip mature workers with confidence to pursue appropriate change for their vocational future.

John has a special interest in young people nearing the end of their school, TAFE or university studies and who need career direction in their lives. He is well aware that good and  individualised career advice is lacking in many educational institutions. He has excellent knowledge of most training courses provided in NSW and their various career and employment outcomes.

John takes a personal approach with his clients and can visit them in their homes at a time that is convenient. He provides post-consultation support also.

John has devoted his working life to changing and motivating people’s pathways. He helps them to help themselves towards a better and more meaningful career by sharing his knowledge. His expertise and methods are underpinned by university research, knowledge of the job & training market and years of experience.

Although John works primarily around the Sydney Metropolitan Area, he is aware that many clients living in regional areas do not have access to quality career counselling services. John’s vocational testing service can be done via email, supplying clients with a comprehensive careers guidance report. This report is not computer generated but is personally analysed and written by John for accuracy and relevance. 

Public Profile:

John is often contacted by the media to provide expert input into career related matters. A sample of articles may be viewed here: ABC Radio interview; Play to your strengths– SMH; When will I ever use algebra?- Dolly Magazine; Seven steps to show off your achievements on your CV; Dos & Don’ts for graduates – Women’s Agenda; The five hardest interview questions– Cosmopolitan Magazine.

John was approached by Aurora Channel 183 (Foxtel) to film three programs providing careers advice for young people and their parents. You can view the videos online at .

John is one of the very few career counsellors recommended by the world renowned career practitioner Richard N Bolles and best selling author of job hunter’s & career changers manual “What Color Is Your Parachute?

John has also been an adviser to Federal, State and Local Governments, including universities, on issues pertaining to Career Development and Vocational Education and Training. He is a frequent speaker at university career information days lecturing to thousands of young people aiming to find career direction in their lives.



Dr John Taccori

(Career Counsellor)

Phone: 47542002 / 0400938574

“Thanks so much John for your thought, care, and deep consideration of ‘who I am’ and my situation. I feel that your consultation and feedback truly has unlocked some doors in my thinking and lead me toward some paths and options that were previously beyond my thinking. It was a real pleasure to meet up with you.” – Adrian

“I’d like to thank you for your time on the consultation session. I appreciate the research and preparation you’ve done in advance and the flexibility of the time slots you provided. The session was well refined and very insightful, in the way that it is tailored to my industry, my skillset and my personal strengths and development areas. It is the most worthwhile thing I’ve done for my career so far! I’m in the stage of doing some further research about the courses you’ve advised me to do. I’ll keep you posted on my progress & next step.  You are more than welcome to use my feedback on your website. I have no hesitation to refer any of my friends to you who need career consultation and hope more people will be able to benefit from your service.” – Regina

“Just dropping you an email, to let you know how great this semester has been for me, since talking to you it’s become much clearer for me the direction I want to take. I’ve had a distinction average for my assessments, which is beyond anything I ever thought I could achieve, even though my subjects were a lot harder. I just wanted to say thanks. Talking to you helped me a great deal!”  – Deanne

“Thank you very much for the session yesterday. It was one of the best things I have done for myself in years. My spirits were totally lifted after and today will start investigating some of the suggestions you have offered (including podiatry which I never thought of). I would be more than happy to recommend you to anyone that is feeling it’s time for a career change. And thank you for the link regarding motivational guidance. I guess if we are truly passionate about something the motivation comes naturally.” – Andrew

“I thank you, for your valuable input on Saturday. I found our meeting most interesting and appreciate your time that you spent prior to the meeting in collating the information provided. I look forward to reading your blog on motivation….and look forward to receiving many more blogs from you. Your meeting was held in a very relaxed environment, so much so, that I could have spent many more hours talking (typical female!) It was great to meet with you and again I THANK YOU for your VALUABLE input. Very much appreciated.” – Lydia

“I am just writing to you to ask some advice about my third son William. He is very unsure about his direction after Year 12. You were amazing for our second son Dan who has had a wonderful year with a distinction average doing a Bachelor of Business and Psychology. He is looking at doing an exchange next year to Sweden! I hope to hear from you again soon.” – Mary

Products & Service Areas:

  • Career Advice
  • Careers Advisor
  • Career Assessment
  • Career Change for mature workers 
  • Career Counselling
  • Careers Counselor
  • Career Development
  • Career Guidance
  • Career Practitioner
  • Career Strategy
  • Career Transition
  • Career Testing
  • Employment
  • HSC Help
  • Job Coaching
  • Mature Workers
  • Resume feedback
  • Subject selection
  • School To Work Transition
  • Study Help
  • Transition
  • VET
  • VET in Schools
  • Vocational Education and Training
  • Vocational Guidance
  • Vocational Guidance Testing
  • Vocational Assessments