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Graduates - How to Contact Us


Please note that due to budgetary constraints and cutbacks, we will be unable to provide an individualised advisory appointment service to graduates from September 2016 onwards. However, graduates are still able to avail of open enrolment services such as CV Clinics, Practice Interviews or Job Search Workshops.

 

  • Drop in to a CV / LinkedIn Profile Clinic
  • Book a place on a workshop
  • Book a "Practice Interview"

 

CV / LinkedIn Profile Clinic


CV Clinic

  • Get your CV checked by a Careers Adviser
  • You will be given feedback on your CV. It is not a starting point to create your CV. For help on creating your CV see 'Write your CV'
  • Please bring a printed version of your CV with you.
  • CV templates available on CAS website.

 

LinkedIn Profile clinic

Do you have an LinkedIn 'all-star' profile?  In a world where a large number of vacancies are never advertised, it’s important to have a network of connections who can help you uncover opportunities.  Let us help you to make the most of your professional online presence.


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  • Drop in service - first come, first served. Approx 4-5 students per hour.
  • Meetings last for 10 minutes and, because of student demand for this service, it is only possible to avail of this review clinic once.
  • Please indicate if you have any access requirements so that we may facilitate you in attending this event – email: Careers@tcd.ie.

 

Book a place on a Workshop

For a list of workshops during term time and to book a place see Events.

Some Workshops are repeated weekly during term. Workshops are held in 7-9 South Leinster St - please check location. Places are limited - please book in Reception, 7-9 South Leinster St, ring 01 896 1721/1705 or email careers@tcd.ie with your name, discipline & year and name & date of workshop.

 

Practice Interviews on Video

What is a Practice Interview?
There are two types of Practice Interviews given by the Careers Service: '1 to 1' and 'On Video', with both types of interview there will be approximately 20mins of questions then the adviser will give you feedback. With the 'On Video' option the interview will be recorded and played back to you and the Careers Adviser will offer feedback. Unfortunately we cannot give you a copy of the interview.

I have an interview coming up in a day or two - can I book a practice interview?
Because each interview is tailored we need as much notification as possible, ideally 3 working days, but we'll do our best to accommodate you.

What do I need to submit for a practice interview?
As each interview is tailored to the specific needs of the student we require a number of documents before a booking can take place:

  • CV / Application Form - whichever document you applied to the job with;
  • Job Description - a detailed description (or advert) of the role you have applied for (a website link will not suffice).
  • Practice Interview Form (docx) - the booking form for Practice Interviews.

Book your place at the desk in the Careers Information Centre, 7-9 South Leinster St. Bookings cannot be taken over the phone unless we have already received all the necessary documentation by email to careers@tcd.ie (eg CV/application form, job spec ...). Once you have sent all the relevant documentation please phone 01 896 1721 (direct dial) to book the practice interview.

Why do I have to give you these documents?
We need these documents as we tailor the questions to each job description - these are not generic interviews! (However there will be a number of general questions included).

Is there a fee?
Yes there is a non-refundable fee of €10.00, please bring cash as we have no laser machine. Payment must be received at time of booking.

What if I don't have an actual interview but would still like interview practice?
That's ok, but we still need the relevant paperwork - ie copies of documentation you have submitted for a job you're hoping to secure an interview for. (Preference will be given to students who have interviews coming up).

I've not had an interview before - can I read something beforehand?
We have very comprehensive pages on Interviews. Prepare by attending / downloading Interview Skills Workshop.

Due to high student demand, the service can only provide one practice interview per applicant to ensure that all students can avail of this assistance.