Plan Your Career
Career Planning Tools
|Trinity Careers Service Guide - Section III gives an overview of useful tools for finding a career that suits you - copies available from the Careers Library in 7-9 South Leinster St, or read the digital version|
Prospects Planner (www.prospects.ac.uk/myprospects_planner_login.htm). A job exploration tool which aims to help you identify your skills, motivations and interests and then to match yourself to relevant job types. You will need to register with My Prospects to avail of this.
"Profiling for Success" Personal Assessment Programme (www.tcd.ie/Careers/profiling_for_success/) (Only available to TCD students and graduates). Identify your learning style, personality preference and aptitude in reasoning tests.
PathfinderLive (www.tcd.ie/Careers/Pathfinderlive/) Especially useful for people considering leaving their course. Suggests careers that match your interests. (Only available to TCD students)
Destinations® (Only available to TCD students and graduates) An online sequence of activities and exercises that lead Senior Fresh to Postgraduate students through the self-assessment and career planning process.
|Windmills Programme (www.windmillsonline.co.uk) Manage your career using the Windmills Programme, especially useful are the "Career Fitness Check" and "Seven Tactics for Success".|
|"What Colour is your Parachute" (www.jobhuntersbible.com). Based on the US book "What Color is your Parachute", particularly useful for mature students and people making a career change.|
|Career Directions (www.careerdirections.ie). A computer assisted guidance software package which suggests careers and general career areas baesd on an individual's personal and work interests. It also contains descriptions of over 700 careers.|
|Other Online Tools / SODA|
Jobs & Career Information
|The Vault Online Library exclusive access for Trinity students. It contains
- Guides on careers and employers in industry sectors e.g. consulting, biotech/pharma, banking to name but a few.
- 2,500 profiles of worldwide companies with the "inside scope"
- Career and job search advice on topics e.g. resumes and case interviews
- 1000 articles and 5 general career guides on a range of career related topics.
- Career topic and industry related message boards
|Online Careers Information Centre contain information on about 100 different careers.|
|Gradireland (www.gradireland.com). Ireland's graduate website compiled by Higher Education Careers Services. Contains information on employers, vacancies and postgraduate courses.|
|Prospects.ac.uk (www.prospects.ac.uk) UK graduate website with A-Z of job profiles.|
|Careersportal.ie (www.careersportal.ie) Database of generic job descriptions (including many video case studies), the current state of the labour market and how to get into the area.|
Looking for Work - A directory of Support and Advice Services for Graduates with Disabilities compiled by the UL Careers Support Service for Students with Disabilities. The directory identifies agencies and services, primarily in the Mid-west/Western region, that offer guidance and practical support to graduates with disabilities who are seeking employment. Entries are categorised as follows:
The Careers Service acknowledges that 'graduates with disabilities' are not a homogenous group. Disability is unique to the experience of each individual. For the purpose of this directory, there is some categorisation of disabilities. The format of this directory complies with accessibility guidelines as outlined on the NCBI website.