Online Resources

Online Resources

The UCD Career Development Centre provides access to a range of online resources free of charge to University College Dublin students and alumni. Explore your options below!

What careers might suit me?

Profiling for Success is a fantastic resource which can be used to guide you along your career path. Profiling for Success contains 7 different assessments, also know as psychometric tests. Why do I need a psychometric test? Well maybe you’ve been asking yourself some of the questions below…

What motivates me?

Money? Flexible work hours? Opportunities to travel? The ‘Values Based Indicator of Motivation’ assessment will help you to identify those things that matter to you most. And in turn, you can look at careers that satisfy these motivations.

How can I find a career that matches my interests?

Ever heard the saying ‘The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life’? Finding a career that matches your personal interests would be a wonderful advantage and you can start by using the ‘Careers Interest Inventory’ to find out more.

What is my work style? What can I bring to an organisation?

Are you a natural organiser? An advisor? A leader? A negotiator? An investigator? You can find out by taking the ‘Type Dynamics Indicator’ assessment. Understanding your individual style will help you to refine your career focus.

What am I good at?

Do you find you work best with numbers or with words? Do you have an analytical, problem solving mind?  Take the ‘Reasoning Skills’ assessments to give you a better idea!

 How do I learn most effectively?

Do you learn best from reading? Observing? On the job, hands-on, learning? Understanding your learning style can significantly improve your chances of success. So what are you waiting for? Take the ‘Learning Styles Indicator’ assessment asap!

Log into Profiling for Success using the following – Client code: tflhe, Access code: ucd, Password: ucd4 .

How can I learn about different careers?

UCD Careers - Sector Guides

Here you'll find guides to a number of career areas, written by UCD Careers and other career information organisations. Perhaps you know what area you want to get into and you're looking to find out the best entry route? Or maybe you need inspiration about what you can do with your chosen subject? These guides can help.

Gradireland & Prospects websites

On the GradIreland and Prospects websites you’ll find extensive guides to a huge range of career areas, including specific application and interview tips, training and development information, personal insights from graduate recruits, plus employers and jobs to search.

Recruitment Fair Video

Recruitment Fairs are a great way to find out about graduate roles in different career sectors. In UCD, we have a number of fairs each year, and we’ve put together this video to ensure you get the most out of them.

I am thinking of working abroad

Going Global

Going Global provides country-specific career and employment information, including world-wide internship and job postings and other career resources.

Gradconnections

GradConnection is a global vacancies platform that gives you access to internships and graduate jobs around the world (including China, North America, UAE, Africa and Australia). You can research the companies on the site, talk to other graduates in the forums, and be found by employers viewing your GradConnection student profile.‌‌ Log in with your UCD login details to find out more.

Vault

Vault is a comprehensive online career resource designed to help you look into potential careers, research top employers and find out about trends in your industry.

CEI Internships

CEI Internships offers individually verified information and resources to students seeking internships in the US. 

I am an international student

Jumpstart

Jumpstart is a resource designed by our Career & Skills Consultant team for incoming international students. It describes the Irish graduate recruitment market, profiles other international alumni, and otherwise prepares you for graduate recruitment in Ireland before you arrive.

Going Global

Going Global provides country-specific career and employment information, including world-wide internship and job postings and career resources.

Gradconnections

GradConnection is a global vacancies platform that gives you access to internships and graduate jobs around the world (including China, North America, UAE, Africa and Australia). You can research the companies on the site, talk to other graduates in the forums, and be found by employers viewing your GradConnection student profile.‌‌‌ Log in with your UCD login details to find out more.

CEI Internships

CEI Internships offers individually verified information and resources to students seeking internships in the US.

I want to prepare for job/internship applications

CV / Application Self-Assessment

Did you know that the Career Development Centre offers appointments specifically for CV and application review? However, before you make an appointment, there are a few steps you can take to improve your CV. Have a look at the resources below, make the simple updates, and you will get much more from your appointment.

CV self-assessment guide

'5 Minutes on Effective Applications' video

UCD Career Guide

gradireland & Prospects websites 

On the gradireland and Prospects websites, you'll find an abundance of advice to perfect your CV, tips on what recruiters are looking for, and sample CVs, cover letters, and applications.

Internships

Watch this 5 minute video from our Career and Skills Consultant team on internships.

I want to prepare for an interview/assessment centre

5 Minutes on Interview Skills

Watch this short video made by our Career and Skills Consultants team for tips on preparing for your upcoming interviews.

Top Tips on Interviewing 

When it comes to interviews, preparation is key! Check out our 'Ace Your Interview: 5 Top Tips' blog to ensure that you are ready to impress on the day.

Profiling for Success - Reasoning tests

What are you good at? Do you find you work best with numbers or with words? Do you have an analytical, problem-solving mind? Take the 'Reasoning Skills' assessments in Profiling for Success to help you understand your strengths! Recruiters often use this kind of aptitude test during the recruitment process.

Login to Profiling for Success using the following - Client code: tflhe, Access code: ucd, Password: ucd4

gradireland & Prospects websites

On the gradireland and Prospects websites you'll find information about different types of interviews and assessment centres. You'll also find plenty of sample interview questions and interview techniques.

Interested in learning more?

Careerzone

Careerzone is a free, non-credit bearing online module for UCD students. Use your UCD Connect details to login and begin. This module is divided into four sections, providing a useful outline to help you get started.

1. Career planning
2. Creative job search
3. Winning job applications
4. Interview strategy

Workshops & Events

Throughout the academic year, our Career & Skills Consultants deliver workshops on key career topics. Additionally, various employers visit campus to talk to students about their organisations and graduate/internship programmes. All of these events are advertised on the UCD Careers Connect events calendar. Keep an eye out for upcoming events!

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Follow us on our social media accounts for the most updated information on CDC-related events, awards and programmes. We also promote job postings and keep you updated on new developments in the centre.

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