Gradireland's 'career pathway' graphics show the routes that you can travel on your chosen career path and the videos provide unique insight into what's actually involved in working in these sectors.
A good degree will not by itself ensure that you will gain employment but certainly it helps. Your Degree is more that just a qualification, you have developed a strong knowledge base as well as a skill's base from which you can find work.
You need to aware of all the things you have learned in your degree not only your subject base but also your skills set.
Download our Skills for Work work-sheet as a useful resource to identify various transferable skills that you would have gained in your degree and your work experience so far.
Some of the skills gained from most degree programs include:
- Intellectual Skills
- Problem solving
- Interpersonal Skills
- Communication skills
- Team work
- Organizational Skills
- The ability to cope with pressure
- Priorities work
- Meet deadlines
- Identify procedures associates with tasks
- Technological Skills
- Keyboard skills
- Software skills
- Entrepreneurial Skills
Most of the skills developed by degree courses are valued by employers. In recruiting graduates employers will look for evidence of these and other skills which they refer to as transferable skills. Transferable skills - means that these skills can be transferred from the academic sphere into a work environment. Many of the transferable skills looked for are those developed from your hobbies, interests and leisure pursuits. Employers will generally examine these in the application form and at interview.
Decide what skills you have gained form you course and develop a list, which you can you, use in applying for work. Try GradIreland Careers Report to help you identify some of your skills.