Job Search

Explore roles and sectors

If you are trying to decide what sort of job you want or what sector to work in it pays to do some thorough research. There are lots of ways in which the Careers Network can help you with this. In our resource room we have lots of useful information on different types of jobs and industries, so do drop in and have a look round.

Check out MyCareer to begin your career research. The 'Explore Careers'  and 'Career Journeys' tabs are great resources to get you started.

Keep an eye on MyCareer for upcoming information events on different types of career options, for example; teaching, PR, accountancy, international development, etc.

Listen to recent graduates who were in your position but have now started their career. These  #GradStories come from a variety of sectors including engineering, marketing, law, finance and many more. Find out about the application process for a wide variety of jobs and what it’s like to work for their employer. 

Watch videos of UCD graduates talking about their journey from college to career on YouTube.

Network and seek advice from anyone who can help:

  • Lecturers
  • University Alumni
  • Friends
  • Relatives
  • Employers.

You could also join LinkedIn groups relevant to your interest and this will give you the chance to find out more about different occupations and industries.

Investigate different types of industries and jobs using tools and databases including:

These have career guides, employer profiles and rankings, industry blogs and news.

One of the best ways to really see whether a career is for you is by gaining work experience, either through an internship or volunteering. In addition to helping you gain a realistic idea about what the job entails, this will help you develop the skills that employers want.