APPLYING FOR JOBS

APPLYING FOR JOBS
Find out how to develop effective applications and how to prepare successfully for interviews and assessment centres.
  • Keep an eye on careersconnect.ucd.ie for:
    • Relevant Careers workshops and seminars and employer presentations
    • Jobs and Vacancies
  • Look at the Winning Job Applications section of our Career Zone self-study online module available via UCD Career Development Centre website
  • Take the ‘Profiling for Success’ psychometric tests available to you through links from www.ucd.ie/careers/students/onlineresources. Use the abstract, numerical and verbal reasoning tests to help you prepare for assessments which are part of the recruitment process for many graduate positions.
  • Google yourself!
    94% of recruiters use, or plan to use social media for recruiting. Most employers will, at the very least, search for your name in Google. Before applying for jobs: check everywhere they’ll find you on Social media – your ‘Digital Footprint’– you might be surprised what shows up!
    • Clean up your social media profiles
    • Use consistent messaging across all profiles
    • Create professional profiles e.g. LinkedIn
  • Make an appointment on careersconnect.ucd.ie with a Career & Skills Consultant at the UCD Career Development Centre for advice.

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