Career services

WHERE CAN I GET THE BEST CAREERS GUIDANCE?

SOUTH DUBLIN CAREERS OFFER A WIDE RANGE OF SERVICES TO CLIENTS AT ALL PHASES IN THEIR CAREERS

COLLEGE APPLICATIONS FOR ALL STAGES OF LIFE

1   Standard Leaving Cert College Applications:

  • CAO, UCAS, PLC, HPAT, Deferrals, Restricted Entry, UCAS Personal Statements
  • College applications to EU, USA
  • HEAR & DARE Access Routes
  • Scholarship programmes
  • PLCs & FETAC entry routes & Links

More about the CAO http://www.cao.ie/

2   Mature applicants into college:

  • Navigating the application process
  • Finances
  • Recognition of prior learning
  • ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)

CAO for Mature Applicants http://www.cao.ie/index.php?page=mature

3   College Students:

  • Course transfer options & routes
  • Reapplying to CAO
  • Applying abroad

 

FULL CAREER ASSESSMENT & PLAN MOST POPULAR OPTION

  • Preliminary consultation assessing current skills, experience, qualifications and other relevant information
  • Personal Profile Assessment
  • PPA Profile & Feedback
  • Options & Career PlanCareer Services
  • Follow up Session and Email Support
  • This package can be supplemented with additional tests including Knowledge & Skills, Values & Motives, Emotional Intelligence, Self Awareness & Aptitude.

Suitable for: College Student / Graduate / Career Change / Career Progression

 

CAREER SERVICES FOR GRADUATE & ADULT CLIENTS

  • Career & Educational Review to Date
  • Career Interest Assessment with option of Psychometric Testing
  • Employability Skills Profiling
  • Course Search & Matching
  • Online Career Profile Assessment
  • Degree & Masters Applications
  • Job Applications & Job Search Skills
  • CV & Interview Skills
  • Career Planning & Strategy
  • General Careers, Educational & Vocational Advice
  • 4 Career Assessment Through 4 Stage Plan
  • Work Skills, Needs & Values
  • Recreational Skills, Needs & Values
  • Career assessment with option of psychometric assessment
  • Identify Best Fit Career & Educational Options
  • Career Action Plan

Suitable for Career Changers and those returning to work after a break.

 

SAMPLE CAREER SUPPORTS FOR LEAVING CERT STUDENTS

  • Career & Educational Review
  • Career Guidance & Planning
  • Subject Choice & Level
  • Career Matching Assessment Tools
  • CAO Applications
  • UCAS Applications & Personal Statement Advice & Review
  • Applying to College in EU & USA
  • PLC & FETAC applications
  • HEAR & DARE Applications
  • Goal Setting & Time Management
  • Onlline Career Guidance – Guide & Demo
  • CV & Job Applications

More about Leaving Cert Subject Choice: http://www.careersportal.ie/ed_training/subject_choices.php#.U9lCDPldXCo

 

JOB SEARCH & APPLICATIONS

  • Average number of sessions 3 – 4
  • Job Application Planning
  • Your Employability Skills
  • CV & Covering Letter & Marketing yourself
  • Targeting your application strategy
  • Online Career & Educational Profile including LinkedIn
  • Interview Preparation
  • Job Search
  • Networking

Suitable for recent Graduates and School-leavers.

 

SPECIAL 1 DAY PROGRAMME FOR GRADUATES IN EARLY STAGES OF CAREER

  • Full Psychometric Assessment, Aptitudes & Career Profile
  • Full review of transferrable skills, knowledge, expertise & experience
  • CV & Covering Letter
  • Online Careers & Educational Profile
  • Job Application Strategy & Plan
  • Preparation for Interview & Assessment

 

CAREER MOT TEST – Helps you figure out whether or not your career is on the right track

  • Career Values Assessment + Life Values Assessment
  • Career Interest Review
  • CV Review + Goal-Setting & Motivation Session
  • Personalised Email Summary Action Plan

FULL DAY CAREER ASSESSMENT PACKAGES – Suitable for Career Change or Career Progression

  • Preliminary consultation
  • Psychometric Assessment package tailored to your needs
  • Full Review of transferable skills, Knowledge & Expertise
  • Career Values & Priorities
  • Values & Priorities outside work
  • Optimising your CV & Covering Letter session
  • Assessment Feedback and review

 

TAILORED CAREER PLANNING AND JOB SEARCH PROGRAMME

Typically includes the following:

  • Full review of your transferable job skills, expertise and knowledge
  • Discussion of your career needs, what you want to achieve, and your priorities outside work
  • Psychometric profiling on your strengths and preferences and new career alternatives
  • Specific roles and organisations for you to consider ñ inside and outside your current profession
  • Producing a professional CV and cover letters to help you get interviews, along with coaching for job interviews
  • Marketing and branding yourself for the jobs market & Coaching for job interviews
  • Effective job search strategy that you can implement
  • Job market research to uncover opportunities in the hidden job market
  • Selecting and getting the best from recruitment consultants

 

CAREER RELOCATION TO IRELAND – If you are looking for a job in Ireland we can help you tailor your experience and qualifications to find the right position here.

  • Full Review of your transferable Skills, Qualifications, Knowledge & Expertise, together with Accreditations & Affiliations
  • Career Values & Priorities
  • Values & Priorities outside work
  • Building a Career in Ireland including Networking, Key Employers & Recruitment agencies
  • The hidden jobs market
  • Validation of Qualifications from abroad
  • Complete guide to Third Level and Post Graduate Education in Ireland

 

We want clients to derive maximum benefit from each consultation.

If you don’t see the package to suit you, contact South Dublin Careers for more options.

OR TRY THE OFFICIAL REGISTER OF PRIVATE CAREERS GUIDANCE PRACTITIONERS: http://www.igc.ie/Find-a-Guidance-Counsellor/Private-Practitioners