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Plan Your Career

Career Planning Tools

Image for Book link 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
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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.

logo for online link gradireland Careers Report ( Includes self-assessment/self-evaluation tools which will help you to find the graduate jobs to which you are well suited and you can make an action plan to build on your skills and strengths.
It also includes Personal Potential tests: these tests are optional and don’t feed into the job suggestions in your Careers Report, but are an excellent way to practice ability and aptitude tests similar to those used by employers. You can complete the tests as many times as you wish: your most recent result will always be shown.
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"Profiling for Success" Personal Assessment Programme ( (Only available to TCD students and graduates). Identify your learning style, personality preference and aptitude in reasoning tests.

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Prospects Planner ( 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.

  • Identify what you want out of a job.
  • Generate and evaluate job ideas.
  • Identify what you can offer to the job/employer.
  • Compare options and identify the right types of jobs to apply for.
  • Provide useful and relevant information sources.
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Jobs & Career Information

Image for Folder link Online Careers Information Centre contains information on careers in the professions.
logo for online link ( Database of generic job descriptions (including many video case studies), the current state of the labour market and how to get into the area.
logo for online link Gradireland ( Ireland's graduate website compiled by Higher Education Careers Services. Contains information on employers, vacancies and postgraduate courses.
logo for online link ( UK graduate website with A-Z of job profiles.
logo for online link 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