Graduates are able to avail of open enrolment services such as CV Clinics, Practice Interviews or Job Search Workshops.
Due to budgetary constraints we are unable to provide an individualised advisory appointment service to graduates. For those seeking an appointment, the Institute of Guidance Counsellors has a list of private practitioners.
CAS will provide a free service to graduates from postgraduate programmes for 3 months after they complete their final exams, postgraduate thesis or submit their viva.
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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 email@example.com with your name, discipline & year and name & date of workshop.
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 Careers Consultant will give you feedback. With the 'On Video' option the interview will be recorded and played back to you and the Careers Consultant will offer feedback. Unfortunately we cannot give you a copy of the interview.
When can I book a practice interview?
See Events for availability of upcoming practice interviews. Because each interview is tailored please send your documentation 3 working days in advance.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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).
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.