There are many resources available to individuals who are seeking career support in Ireland. Some of these resources are free and other you will have to pay. The paid option is not an option for some individuals but other see the value in paying for a professional service. Either way there is something for everyone’s budget in this post.
FREE CAREER ADVICE & RESOURCES
Internet – There is a wealth of information on the internet which can be found on traditional site or career blogs. There is information of career direction, some free career tests and information on writing a CV or preparing for interview. The biggest difficulty with this resource is that much of the information is not much good. If you know what you are looking for you can locate some valuable information.
Career Guidance Service – Many schools and colleges have a free career guidance service. The only problem is that you will probably have to be attending the institution to access. But you might try your luck as a quick 15 minute phone call may prove helpful.
HR Departments – HR professionals in your organisation or a previous organisation may be able to help you out. These professional have a wealth of experience in Recruitment, Training & Development.
Recruitment Agencies – Recruitment agencies are not a career resource but you may come across a nice recruitment consultant who could give you advice on your CV or interview preparation. Unlikely to provide career direction advice and if they do ask yourself is there and agenda with the advice.
Outplacement Consultants – If your company has been hit with redundancy then this resource may be provided. If it is the company will normally pay for it. This can prove an invaluable resource.
Friends & Family – Normally I would recommend steering clear of this advice unless they are in the above categories.
PAID CAREER ADVICE & RESOURCES