How we can support you
As a Trinity College Dublin student you have access to information, support and guidance from our professional team of expert Careers Consultants throughout your time at Trinity. The support we can offer you includes:
Trinity Employability and Employment Guide
During your time as a Trinity student, you will get the opportunity to develop key attributes and skills that will allow you to succeed in your future career, as an individual, and as a member of society. This guide sets out how Trinity supports your development and prepares you for your career ahead. Please see here for more information.
Careers Service Guide
The definitive guide to career planning for Trinity students. Pick up your copy from the Careers Service or download a pdf version.
MyCareer online careers portal
My Career is the online portal which connects you with your Careers Service. Log on and personalise your profile to keep up to date with the latest events and vacancies of interest. Through MyCareer you can:
- Search and apply for opportunities - vacancies and competitions
- Search for postgraduate courses and funding opportunities
- View and book a place at employer and Careers Service events
- Submit your career queries to the Careers Service team
- Book a Next Step appointment with your Careers Consultant
“Next Step” career guidance appointments
Planning you career and figuring out your next steps in a world full of choices can be challenging, and we are here to help. We offer individual “Next Step” career guidance appointments throughout the academic year and during holiday periods. This is a confidential, impartial and non-directive meeting with a qualified careers consultant with responsibility for your course, who will support and guide you in planning the next step in your career. Topics covered in these sessions can include, but are not limited to, options available within your preferred area, feedback on an application, further study options, disclosure of health problems to employers or gaps on your CV. You can book a 20 minute “Next Step” appointment through MyCareer. If you prefer a phone or Skype meeting include your contact details at time of booking.
Attend a workshop
Experienced Careers Consultants deliver interactive careers related workshops on the topics such as ‘Effective CV writing’, ‘Interview Skills’ and many more. We offer these workshops in collaboration with academic Schools, in your course time table or in addition to it. If there are no workshops scheduled for your class and you are interested in organising one, please get in touch with us and we will be happy to facilitate this.
To find out about scheduled class workshops visit the events page on MyCareer
CV and LinkedIn profile clinic
In these clinics you can:
- drop-in at the time of the clinic. Drop-in review slots are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
- reserve a bookable slot using MyCareer, 24 hours in advance
Careers Consultants and trained CV Reviewers offer a weekly clinic to review your CV, cover letter or LinkedIn profile. This is a 15 minute meeting with a consultant or CV Reviewer who will review one document and give you feedback. This service is ideal if you want a quick general review of one of these documents, or if you want support tailoring towards a particular job.
Practice interviews offer a great opportunity for you to get ready for a real job interview. This highly practical support helps to boost your confidence and increase your interviewing skills. During a practice interview an experienced Careers Consultant will take you through an interview scenario, asking you interview questions based on the job to which you are applying. There is the option to be filmed while answering questions to enhance your learning. After the practice interview you will receive feedback from the consultant, and watch clips of the video to help you gain an understanding of what you are doing well and what could be improved. This service is particularly beneficial for anyone who hasn’t experienced an interview before, who has had a number of interviews without securing a job offer, or who hasn’t attended an interview in a long time.
More information on practice interviews is available here:
Online tools - Profiling for Success, Vault Career Insider and Devex
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.
Vault Career Insider
The Vault’s Career Insider has been added to our vast collection of resources at the Careers Service.
Vault is the world’s leading source of Career Intelligence. It will make your efforts at researching employers, industries, and career subjects infinitely easier and more efficient. Whether you are just exploring possible career paths or you are ready for your interview, Career Insider can help!
Here’s what you can do once you’re inside:
- Download career titles on different Industries, Companies, and general Career Topics for FREE! Research Top Employers
- Explore Industries and Professions
- Gain Career Advice to Get Ahead
- Share and Discuss your interests and experiences with other users
- Much more
You will need to create an account with your @tcd.ie email to use this resource)
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!
Trinity Careers Service has developed great relationships with organisations across many industries, and links students with employers at our series of annual Employer Fairs. You can get information about job opportunities, career perspectives and get first-hand information about what it’s like to work in different companies by talking directly with employers at these fairs. Employer Fairs are tailored to specific industries and you are welcome to attend any fair of interest to you.
- Business, Finance and Consulting Fair - 19 September 2019
- Law Fair - 1 October 2019
- Computing and Technology Fair - 10 October 2019
- Science and Engineering Fair - 15 October 2019