UCD Careers Network joins the dots between your time at University and your future career

Begin your journey by telling us which statement best describes what your plan is for life after UCD.
I have….

No Plan

If you have no or some ideas about your future career here are recommended steps to make a start.

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Watch our "5 Minutes on Career Planning"
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UCD Careers Network YouTube video on career planning.

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Explore Roles and Sectors
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Look what's related to your degree and read about real life career stories revealing the inside story on a range of jobs. Useful websites include Prospects and GradIreland.

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Ask for help if you need it
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We’re here to help you with any aspect of your career planning, job search or next steps after UCD. Book an appointment for a 1-2-1 consultation or attend our career development and employer events.

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Understand your career choices.
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Take the career quiz to better understand your career choices & discover what type of career may suit you by completing career assessments that provide practical tailored recommendations.

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Get Involved
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Take up co-curricular activities to gain experience and develop new skills to give you a head start with employers. Earn the UCD Advantage Award and take part in our development programmes.

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Some Plan

If you have a career in mind and want to know how to get there or gain experience, here are recommended steps to take.

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Research your Career(s) of Choice
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Listen to advice about making a career decision. Explore roles & sectors related to your degree and read about real life career stories. Useful websites include Prospects and GradIreland.

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Get experience
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Through career mentoring, internships, part-time work, volunteering or a semester abroad. Never miss an opportunity in MyCareers job search engine. Earn the UCD Advantage Award and take part in our development programmes.

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Ask for help if you need it
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We’re here to help you with any aspect of your career planning, job search or next steps after UCD. Book an appointment for a 1-2-1 consultation or attend our career development and employer events.

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Create a Linkedin Profile
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Attend one of our LinkedIn workshopsThere are lots of resources in MyCareer to get you started and then a space to start networking, so you can connect with alumni of your course to find out what they are doing now. Watch our 5 minutes on networking video.

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Enhance your employability
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To be successful in your job hunt you need to be able to demonstrate the skills an employer is looking for. Avail of the many webinars, articles and courses to develop your employability and help to future-proof your career.

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Clear Plan

If you are ready to apply for a job or further study of perhaps you have been applying and have not been successful, here are recommended steps for you to take.

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Attend events to research your options
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Attend employer recruitment presentations and fairs to learn about the skills and experience employers are looking for. Use a range of strategies when searching for a job.  If considering further study options follow these 4 steps and watch 'Is a PhD for Me?'.

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Hone your Interview Skills
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Prepare for your interview - learn the best ways to research, prepare for and perform well in your interview. Watch our 5 minutes on interview skills video or try Interview360 tool which tests your ability to come up with strong, confident, well thought through answers under time pressure with instant feedback.

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Get your CV in shape
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A good CV is a key element of being shortlisted for interview. To check spelling, format and structure put it to the test using CV360 which provides instant feedback. Watch our 5 minutes on effective applications. Don't forget the cover letter, many employers will expect one so create one that grabs their attention. Watch our 5 minutes on cover letters.

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Ask for help if you need it
Step 4

We’re here to help you with any aspect of your career planning, job search or next steps after UCD. Book an appointment for a 1-2-1 consultation or attend our career development and employer events.

You've not yet completed all the recommended activities in this section