Exploring Careers Information

How can I start looking for details about a career area that interests me?

Start with professional body websites!  

When looking for information about a career (the ‘how do I get to be a…’/ tips for getting ahead of the game in… type query) then it’s worth seeing if it’s a regulated profession or has a society / association / institute for membership – e.g., searching ‘radiography society Ireland careers’.

Society / association / institute websites generally have pages on

  • ‘becoming a..’ or ‘careers’ page
  • list of accredited qualifications or training needed with links to providers 
  • job vacancy ads
  • membership lists (useful for speculative applications)
  • how to register with them – this is useful if you qualified in Ireland and now want to know if you can work in, for example, Australia (in this case you would search ‘radiography society Australia’).  Similarly, you may be thinking of doing a course abroad and want to know if it will be accepted in Ireland afterwards.

Visit the Career Development Centre

You don’t need an appointment to get help with information! Just call to our Enquiries Desk.

  • We may have written a detailed FAQ on your area of interest.
  • We have relevant information on file and hardcopy (reference books / magazines etc) for the most sought career areas.
  • Put the best ‘you’ forward with our free booklets on personal statements, CV and interview tips and well as reading the range of reference books and material we have for you to browse. This includes books on psychometric tests that some employers use – difficult to find online without having to pay.
  • We have 3 PCs exclusively for careers research (for when the PC suites are busy).
  • We won’t have the answer for every career query you may have, but we’ll help you find it!

External Links

Looking for info on specific careers? Check out these sites:

www.delicious.com/careersinfo
this is where we (Career Development Centre) add the links we come across that have relevant information for students and new graduates. Each link is tagged and you can use the search box or browse to see what tags are covered.   

www.gradireland.com

www.careersportal.ie

www.prospects.ac.uk

www.targetjobs.co.uk