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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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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.

  • 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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"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.

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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)

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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 on online link 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".
logo on online link "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.
logo on online link 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.
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Jobs & Career Information

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
Image for Folder link Online Careers Information Centre contain information on about 100 different careers.
logo for online link Gradireland (www.gradireland.com). Ireland's graduate website compiled by Higher Education Careers Services. Contains information on employers, vacancies and postgraduate courses.
logo for online link Prospects.ac.uk (www.prospects.ac.uk) UK graduate website with A-Z of job profiles.
logo for online link 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.