Making Decisions

Career planning is not one decision or event

It is a rich tapestry of many experiences that lead you to starting and creating your career path.

Your degree is preparing you for a career; you have a wide range of career opportunities open to you. Each year approximately 40% of graduate employers recruit graduates from all disciplines.

It’s never too early to start planning your career

Career planning requires time, research and reflection.

The perfect time to start planning your career is now. You don’t have to know what you want to do or where you want to work – the first step may be as simple as thinking about your interests or doing some research on different career paths.

You have strengths and skills to bring to a professional sector. Figuring out the career paths that bring together your strengths and interests is a process; it doesn’t happen all at once

To help you confidently plan and decide on your career direction, take time to reflect on and clarify your strengths, interests, skills, experiences and career values.


The more you know about yourself, the easier it is make effective career decisions. Strengths Challenges Opportunities Obstacles Analysis Worksheet can be downloaded here.

UCC Career Services

Use our online psychometric questionnaires to enhance your self-awareness and will help you to plan your career and make good career decisions.

Acess Profiling for Success

Access PFS

Profiling for success

You can make informed decisions about your future career direction. There are a number of tools that can help you identify career options related to your by exploring your career interests, values and personality traits.

They are best used by following up with a career consultation with a careers advisor.

Profiling for Success from Team Focus brings together a wide range of different tests and questionnaires that explore people’s talents, skills, potential and style. In the hands of skilled professionals, you have access to the fastest, most efficient yet sophisticated ways of assessing and developing people.