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Job search – Ten Tips

 

  1. Familiarise yourself with online recruitment and selection processes
  2. Stay  informed –  watch the news, social media and career websites that are relevant to you
  3. Keep yourself updated: research the jobs and companies that you are interested in using company and career websites, LinkedIn and professional organizations (are you a student member?)
  4. Making an application is time consuming. Know what skills you have to offer. Think about the employer you are applying to- what are they looking for?
  5. Make sure your CV and LinkedIn profile are up to date;  get feedback on them.  You can find more info here on creating a CV. You can also use our free online CV checker, CareerSet,  to get instant feedback on your CV https://www.ul.ie/cecd/students/careerservices/careersetexpertcvcheck
  6. Be interview ready. You can also do a practice video interview on our video interview platform. Shortlist.Me is used by graduate recruiters and will give you a realistic idea of what a video interview is like. More info here on interview preparation: https://www.ul.ie/cecd/students/careerservices/interviewpreparation
  7. Make the most of your time-  keep developing your skills; consider further study  consider short contracts and use your network to keep abreast of what’s happening in your area
  8. Don’t give up if you don’t find something quickly- hardly anyone walks into their dream job straight after graduation
  9. Get help and advice when you need it- Use the Careers Service, your peers, previous classmates, alumni, previous employers, course directors
  10. Contact us through CareersConnect to arrange a chat about making a career plan  https://careersconnect.ul.ie/home.html