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Students - How to Contact Us

If you are a current TCD student or recent TCD graduate you can:

 

Book a place on a Workshop

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

Workshops are repeated weekly. 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

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 ...)

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.

 

Make an appointment to meet your Careers Adviser

Unfortunately, due to non-replacement of staff, we cannot currently provide a service to the Schools of Engineering or Computer Science & Statistics. However, students from these Schools are still able to avail of open enrolment services such as CV clinics or job search workshops.

Advice and guidance are available at an Individual Meeting.

Times are Monday - Friday, 10.00am, 11.00am, 12noon, 2.15pm & 3.15pm
This is a 20 to 40 minute meeting. An appointment is necessary.

  1. Please read the information leaflet 'Meeting your Careers Adviser'.

  2. Complete an Appointment Form (also available in CAS Reception):

    This form helps your Careers Adviser prepare for your appointment. We cannot make an appointment unless we receive this form. Please send any documents that you would like to discuss (eg CV, application form, personal statement) with your Appointment Form.

  3. Email the completed form and documentation to careers@tcd.ie, or drop it into CAS Reception, 7-9 South Leinster St). Please wait a minimum of 30-60 minutes after submitting (emailing) your appointment form before scheduling an appointment.

  4. Please phone us on 01 8961721, or drop into CAS Reception at 7-9 South Leinster St, to schedule an appointment. Phoning is the quickest way to make appointments during term time (if you send in your form first!).

Careers Advisers are also available for individual meetings throughout the vacations.

Always check in at CAS Reception, 7-9 South Leinster St before your appointment.

Purpose: Personal career guidance to support you in your career exploration and decision making. Examples of topics covered include: exploration of your Gradireland Careers Report or disclosure of health problems / weak exam results, customising work/voluntary experience for a job application and pros & cons of time out versus postgrad study.