JOB SEEKING

Tools and Resources 

Introduction

This section  will link you to websites which offer practical support to help you find a job. It includes sites on CV writing, interview preparation and other general advice sites.  

Interviewtechniques.ie

This site offers useful advice on how to prepare for an interview and gives a range of questions you might want to practice for your interview. http://www.interviewtechniques.ie/interview-questions.htm  

About.com

The About.com site has lots of information on many subjects. The job-hunting section contains useful information on CV preparation and interview technique. http://jobsearch.about.com/  

Job Centre Plus

Very useful tool kit for job seeking entitled ‘Find your way back to work’.  It is a 40 page step by step guide which includes checklists.  It is UK based but still relevant if applying for jobs. http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/mkt19012.pdf  

Jobsguideireland.com

This is an Irish recruitment site which also contains a list of sample job interview questions. It also covers CVs. http://www.jobsguideireland.com  

Video Jug

The video-jug has a channel of very good videos for preparing for interviews. For videos, expert advice, instructional tips, tricks, guides and tutorials on this subject, visit the video jug channel. http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-prepare-for-an-interview  

UK Careers Advice Service

This UK Careers Advice Service provides information, advice and guidance to support adults in making appropriate decisions on a full range of learning and work opportunities. http://careersadvice.direct.gov.uk/  

Guardian Careers

The Guardian careers section gives a wide range of help and information regarding CV preparation and interviews, videos, podcasts amongst other topics. http://careers.guardian.co.uk/best-of-the-forums-cv-clinic  

CVs and Interviews

This Irish web-site has a listing of useful information relating to CV’s and interviews.  Most of the information is free, and the site also carries links to a private job support businesses called CV & Interview Service Ireland. http://www.cvsandinterviews.ie  

Sites for Graduates

 

Campus.ie

Campus.ie puts a lot of useful content together in one place. It’s constructed in a very clear and concise manner which is of great use as a first stop for graduates finishing college and looking for their first job. http://www.campus.ie/jobs/cv-advice/a-guide-to-putting-together-your-cv.html  

Careers Ireland

This site is also for students embarking on their career journey. www.careersireland.wordpress.com

Target Jobs

This is a one stop shop for career advice for graduates which includes career matching, CV, Interviews, degree matching and psychometric testing. http://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice

The Independent Newspaper

This UK newspaper has job seeking help and information for graduates. http://www.independent.co.uk/student/career-planning/getting-job
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