Profiling for Success
Profiling for Success is a series of online psychometric tests that can help you learn more about yourself and your strengths, which will help you to make informed career and personal choices.
Assessments available through Profiling for Success are
- Values based Indicator of Motivation
- Type Dynamics Indicator (TDI) personality type questionnaire
- EI Questionnaire Plus
- Career Interests Inventory
- Numerical Reasoning Skills Test (Aptitude Test)
- Verbal Reasoning Skills Test (Aptitude Test)
- Abstract Reasoning Skills Test (Aptitude Test)
- Learning Styles Indicator questionnaire
The tests are exclusively available to Trinity College students. Students will need a Trinity username and password to access the assessments.
Before you take the test you should read our Profiling for Success summary and watch the video below
Profiling for Success is available in the 'Resources' section of MyCareer
Now introducing the Firsthand resource for all of our students. Formerly known as Vault.com, the Firsthand career engagement platform empowers career seekers by providing you with powerful insights, unique resources, and impactful relationships so that you can discover your best next step.
- COMPANY RANKINGS & PROFILES, including insider information on where people really love to work
- JOBS & INTERNSHIPS, including ones you won’t find anywhere else
- CAREER GUIDES & ADVICE, like interviewing and networking tips
- EXCLUSIVE EVENTS, like career fairs, where you can meet and interview with employers you want to work with & more
You will need to create an account with your @tcd.ie email to use this resource
Firsthand is available from the 'Resources' section on MyCareer
Devex is the go to portal for International Development. The tool aims to connect and inform the community, those working and those with an interest, on funding and career opportunities while also opening up discussions on development, health, humanitarian & sustainability issues. It uses news, business intelligence and community involvement to share knowledge and link participants. Log on and get involved!
Devex is available from the 'Resources' section on MyCareer
As a Trinity student you have exclusive access to Shortlist.me video interviewing software. This allows you to practice the type of pre-recorded, one-way video interviews that employers are increasingly using as a screening method, before inviting candidates to a live interview.
Whether you are applying to be an accountant or a zoologist, the opportunity to enhance your interview performance is now at your fingertips!
What is recorded video interviewing?
The key feature of a recorded video interview is that the interviewer is not present at the time of interview, and the process is automated. Typically, candidates are sent a link to the video interview with instructions to complete their recording before a deadline. The recruiter will have loaded questions into the system, and candidates record their answers to each one in sequence. Recorded interviews are then sent to the recruiter, who reviews the interview.
What kind of questions will I be asked?
Video interviews are short, and comprise of 5-7 questions. The questions will be competency based, and aim to understand your soft skills only. Examples of competencies tested might include Teamwork, Analytical Thinking, and Communication. Questions that explore your industry or technical knowledge, or previous work experience, are typically asked in later (live) interview rounds.
Shortlist.me is the leading platform used by graduate employers. Shortlist.me work alongside industry professionals to ensure that the competency-based questions within each interview reflect the skills assessed by employers in each sector.
How does Shortlist.me work?
You will select your preferred interview from the Shortlist.me interview library and enter your contact details. A link to the video interview is emailed to you. You may complete each interview in the library only once.
After a short introduction, you move through to the questions. With Shortlist.me you have the opportunity to replay your video response and, if you are not satisfied with your attempt, to record a new answer. You can do this several times. The marking criteria is provided to you after each question, so you can evaluate how you did. Tips and feedback on your overall interview performance is provided by the system.
How do I get started?
Click on the link below to go to Shortlist.me.