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Identify Your Strengths

Do you know what you are good at? Do you have an answer at the ready when asked by a potential employer “So, what are your greatest strengths?”

You are developing skills and gaining experience through your studies, part-time jobs, internships, co-curricular activities etc., but can you articulate these in a clear and impactful manner? If the answer is no, fear not! The Careers Network can help.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Attend an "Identify your Strengths" workshop. These workshops are run in Semester 1 and 2 and you can check Careers Connect for upcoming dates.
  • Take a “Profiling for Success” test. These include a Career Interest Inventory which can help you to figure out what types of career might suit you, a Type Dynamic Indicator which looks at what type of work might be a good fit for your personality or the Values Based Indicator of Motivation which helps you identify what’s most important to you. Login using the following - Client code: tflhe, Access code: ucd, Password: ucd4.
  • If you are a graduate research student, you may find the Euraxess Career Orientation tool useful.
  • Register for UCD's skills award, UCD Advantage which recognises the skills, knowledge and experience that you gain through participation in co-curricular activities on and off campus. Achieving a UCD Advantage Award will enhance your self-awareness, self-efficacy and self-confidence as well as boosting your ability to communicate your value to potential employers.