Job seekers fall into many categories. You may be entering the world of work for the first time; you may have many years of work experience under your belt; you may be one of thousands of people that have been made redundant or lost their job in the economic downturn; you may want to change career direction, or may simply be looking for a better job - all are reasons that prompt people to look at the labour market for job opportunities.
In the current climate, finding the right job can be a challenging, exciting or even daunting process, whatever your reason. A range of resources are available to you through CareersPortal.ie, that are designed to assist you in making sound, informed decisions about your career.
Use the links on this page to find the resources you need.
The Interest Profiler is a really useful assessment exercise. Completing the exercise will highlight what occupations would be most suited to you. It takes about 15 - 20 mins to complete and will generate an eight page career interest report for you.
How do I complete the Interest Profiler?
To complete your personal Interest Profiler, start by signing up to CareersPortal.ie and creating your on-line career file. This file can then be accessed from any machine anywhere. It will allow you to save up to 10 documents (e.g. CV, Cover Letter etc.), and complete a Personality Assessment in relation to what careers will suit you. You can also save Occupations of interest to you, details of related PLC and CAO courses that you think you'd enjoy and give you access to an array of useful information on study and career skills.
To create your on-line file just click on the image below.
The site contains a wide variety of of interviews with people working in different occupations in Ireland. You can view interviews about their career and its development, questions about their current job and what level of education and training (known as Jobzones 1-5) they undertook to work in their chosen sector. These people also share advice for people interested in the related career.
There are 33 sectors within the World of Work and within these we have profiled approximately 675 occupations or jobs. In each occupation you can find out:
Many of these have a video of someone working in the job that you can watch.
- the typical tasks you would have to do,
- the skills you need,
- education and training experience (known as JobZones 1-5)
- if there is a shortage of people doing this job ("skills shortage") and
- typical salaries
NB: On the left hand side of each occupation there is a JobSearch box. Use the links in this box to search for current vacancies for jobs related to the occupation you are exploring on five leading job sites. You can also use these search tools within any of the 33 sector pages.
|To access our full Occupational Database click here.
Note: Occupations are also categorised by Job Zones. You can filter all our occupations by any of the JobZones so it will only pull out for you the jobs based on the amount of education and training required:
||Little or no preparation needed
||Some preparation needed
||Medium prepartion needed
||Considerable preparation needed
||Extensive prepartion needed