Not many students or alumni know that there is a range of FREE Online Resources available through UCD Careers Connect. Yes, that’s right, FREE! This blog is all about information sharing and here, we will outline exactly what each of these resources has to offer you, to help you start planning for your future.
Profiling for Success – Psychometric Tests
These are very useful in career planning, helping you understand more about your strengths and how these might shape your career and personal choices. When you complete a test, a report is automatically generated and emailed to you! Simples! The report comes in the form of a PDF document attached to the email, and includes an explanation of your results. You can take each test as often as you wish.
10 Minutes With
This is a career website to help students on their career journey by providing insight from different professionals and giving you access to more than 200,000 jobs and internships worldwide. 10 Minutes With interviews company directors, executives and entrepreneurs and asks them to explain their jobs and day-to-day activities in exactly 10 minutes. Pretty short, neat and sweet! The video interviews help you understand the true nature of different roles and the skills required in a variety of sectors globally in Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups.
This 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.
This provides country-specific career and employment information, including world-wide internship and job postings and career resources.
This resource offers individually verified information and resources to students seeking internships in the US.
Here, you can find out what it’s really like to work for over 300,000 companies. Think of it as ‘TripAdvisor for jobs’. There are also vacancies and internships advertised on the site.
Targeted at Business students, this company offers a comprehensive suite of products and services to assist both students and Alumni in every stage of their career development.
How do you access these great resources?
To use these tests, you’ll need three codes: client code, access code and password. All you have to do is log into UCD Careers Connect and see the ‘Online Resources’ section on your ‘Welcome’ page. Here, you will see all of the above resources along with the required passwords.
Remember that you can also make an appointment to see a Career & Skills Consultant if you need some help figuring out what to do next!
UCD Career Development Centre Team