CareersPortal.ie is committed to providing useful, relevant and up-to-date information to assist all people when making career decisions. In this section of the site we provide quick access to information and resources that may be useful to Career Guidance professionals in the course of their daily work.
The following list includes links to sections of this website, to other frequently used websites and to our downloadable worksheets for use with students and clients.
Most worksheets and lesson plans have been designed for use in the post primary school setting for use by Guidance Counsellors in a classroom setting.
Further Lesson Plans and worksheets are being developed. If you have suggestions for lesson plans/worksheets you can send these to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feedback on the use of these resources is welcomed, and will be posted on this section of the site.
Career Skills Introduces the topic of transferable skills. Includes Self-assessment exercise on 26 key skills. CareerSkills competition is for 2nd Level only (TY & Leaving Cert's)
Work Placements These downloads highlight the core issues involved for the main participants involved in school work placements. We suggest giving each student a copy of the Student Worksheet, and a copy of the Parent Guide for their parents.
For employers new to offernig a workplacement, we recommend passing on the Employers Guide.
For teachers new to work placements we recommend the Teachers Guide
The Student Worksheet is designed to help prepare for a work placement in advance.
The Summary Worksheet is designed to summarise experience obtained during a work placement.
STEM Video & Worksheet (Kildare & NUIM sponsored)
A 17 min version of a DVD featuring STEM career and course opportunities in the Kildare region collects the views and opinions of school students, teachers, third level students and lecturers, and employees from Intel, HP and Bord na Mona.
The Worksheet contains classroom exercises designed to inform students (Junior Cert & Leaving Cert.) on the career possibilities that exist in the STEM area.
Powerpoint for parents nights
Simple Powerpoint designed to provide a brief introduction to the site to parents. Contains notes with suggested comments for each slide [View / Notes Page). Can be edited to suit your requirements. No animations.
Finding CAO Courses
We maintain our own CAO database to allow full integration with all aspects of our site. All courses are linked directly to Qualifax and college websites. Searching is through a simple search (CAO code, Title, College or combinations thereof) or Wizard (student friendly step-by-step approach)
The following downloadable worksheets assist students identifying CAO courses by introducing 22 course subject areas alongside other criteria to create a working shortlist of courses for further investigation. Used in conjunction with the CAO Wizard on this site.
An introduction to the concept of Career Interests with descriptions and links. Use of the Interest Profiler requires the user to register (free). Can be used for matching Occupations and CAO and PLC courses.