Employment Sector PhD’s (3 – 6 years) Masters Taught or Research Postgraduate Options Conversion Courses Higher Diplomas www.postgradireland.com
Issues to consider when choosing a postgraduate course….
Do you really enjoy the subject or specialism?
Is the postgraduate course necessary to pursue your chosen career? Will the qualification give you the edge in a competitive job market?
Am I completing the postgraduate study to conform with family / friends?
Is the thought of a job not appealing so continuing study may be the next best thing?
Does your choice fit in with your long-term career plans? Is the programme recognised by my chosen employer or the relevant professional body?
Transferable Skills SKILL ACQUISITION Acquired via sports, employment, projects, voluntary work, hobbies etc. SKILL TRANSFER Skills acquired in any situation, applied to other situations SKILL PROGRESSION Employers feel acquired skills can be transferred & progressed SKILL MATCH Employer seeks concrete evidence in CV and Interview
Working for the Director of Internal Communications, had specific responsibility for Employee Orientation Brochure.
Researched and wrote all content for graduate trainee brochure including liaising with printing firm. Edited and proof-read many technical documents and project managed the translation of these documents with localisation firm.
Hassett’s Restaurant Waiter Summer 2008
Martha’s Vineyard, USA
Worked as a waiter in this family oriented restaurant. Initially joined as bus boy and subsequently promoted to waiter.
Took customer orders & dealt with queries – consistently received good feedback and gratuities.