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Career Planning for Economics Graduates
Career Planning for Economics Graduates
Career Planning for Economics Graduates
Career Planning for Economics Graduates
Career Planning for Economics Graduates
Career Planning for Economics Graduates
Career Planning for Economics Graduates
Career Planning for Economics Graduates
Career Planning for Economics Graduates
Career Planning for Economics Graduates
Career Planning for Economics Graduates
Career Planning for Economics Graduates
Career Planning for Economics Graduates
Career Planning for Economics Graduates
Career Planning for Economics Graduates
Career Planning for Economics Graduates
Career Planning for Economics Graduates
Career Planning for Economics Graduates
Career Planning for Economics Graduates
Career Planning for Economics Graduates
Career Planning for Economics Graduates
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    • 1. Career Planning for Economics Graduates Ena Maguire Career Development Centre, UCD
    • 2.
      • What do Economics graduates do after graduation?
      • Graduate Study
      • Key transferable skills
      • Typical careers / industry sectors
      • Sample CV
      • Getting Started
    • 3.  
    • 4. Employment Sector PhD’s (3 – 6 years) Masters Taught or Research Postgraduate Options Conversion Courses Higher Diplomas www.postgradireland.com
    • 5. 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?
    • 6. 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
    • 7.
      • Transferable skills can be defined as
      • "an ability learnt in one context, which can be applied in another".
      • Examples:
      • Adaptability and flexibility
      • Administrative and Organisational skills
      • Problem Solving
      • Computer literacy / Numeracy
      • Instruction, teaching and supervising
      • Languages
      • Time Management
      • Meetings (chairing, negotiating)
      • Networking
      • Oral communication, presentation
      • People skills
      • Research (technical, literature/internet searches)
      • Self-PR - marketing yourself
      • Writing - technical, report
      • Integrity and trust
      • Learning ‘on the fly’
    • 8. Transferable Skills Example……..Waiter
      • Take orders and respond to customer requests = communication skills
      • Work with fellow waiters and chefs = teamwork
      • Handle cash and work within a commercial environment = business awareness
      • Timekeeping, punctuality
      • Coping well under pressure
    • 9. Civil Service – seek graduates who… The Skills Employers seek
      • Have ambition and vision
      • Are open to change
      • Enjoy a challenge
      • Have an interest in progressing services delivered to the public
      • Have the potential to be the next generation of senior motivators, visionaries, diplomats, implementers, managers
    • 10.
      • Key Transferable Skills of Economics Graduates
      • Research Reviewing literature, identifying trends, analysing & evaluating information
      • Organisational
      • Time & Project management, meeting deadlines, prioritising activities,
      • multi-tasking, logical thinking
    • 11.
      • Communication / Interpersonal
      • Verbal & written ability, summarising information, working in multi-disciplinary teams
      • Personal traits
      • Intellectual curiosity, adaptability, resilience/ persistence, working without direct supervision
    • 12.
      • Careers for Economics graduates
      • Economist – public / private sector, research institutes
      • Accountant / Trainee Accountant
      • Tax consultant / Adviser
      • Solicitor
      • Barrister
      • UN Internship programmes / Washington-Ireland Programme / World Bank / ECB
      • Administration within international organisations / International Traineeships
      • Public Affairs Consultant / lobbyist
      • Policy Researcher
      • Banking / Financial Service Investment banking / Corporate Banking, Private Banking / Risk Analysis
      • Stock broking / Trading
      • Fund Management / Accounting
      • Insurance
      • Statistician
      • Research / Academia  
    • 13.
      • Other Career Options - Economics
      • Writing / Journalism / Publishing / Media
      • Public Sector – Policy / Foreign Affairs / EU
      • Education – secondary, tertiary
      • Business Administration
      • Management / Strategic Consulting / IT
      • Public Relations / Marketing / Advertising/ Market research
      • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
      • Information Management / Research
      • Not for profit organisations
    • 14.
      • Curriculum Vitae
      • Jo Bloggs
      • 25 Riverwood Park
      • Milltown, Dublin 6
      •   Tel : 087 123 4567
      • Email : jo.bloggs@nomail.ie
      • ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      •   EDUCATION
      • UCD Bachelor of Arts - Economics 2007-2010 
      • Subjects / Dissertation / Results / Erasmus ......
      • St John’s Secondary School 2002-2007
      • Leaving Cert : (all at Honours level) English (A1), Irish (A1), French (A1),
      • History (A1), Biology (A1) Maths (A1)
      •  
    • 15.
      • WORK EXPERIENCE
      •  
      • Glacier Products Ltd. Communications Dept. Summer 2009
      • 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.
      •  
    • 16.
      • SKILLS
      • IT : Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Access
      • Presentation : Extensive experience delivering presentations to small & large groups
      • Research: Quantitative and qualitative research skills, questionnaire design and administration, report writing.
      • Languages : Good written and spoken French
      • Driving licence: Full clean licence for 4 years, car owner
      •  
      • INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES
      • Play football with UCD indoor soccer league
      • Member of the History Society, UCD – involved in charity fundraising for Temple Street Children’s hospital
      • Also enjoy skiing, windsurfing, travel, film and reading
      •  
      • References available on request
    • 17.
      • Getting started.....
      • Look at www.gradireland.com
      • – for information about careers
      • &
      • www.postgradireland.com
      • - For information on courses
      • Work on your CV & get it checked in the
      • Career Development Centre
    • 18.
      • KNOW THYSELF
      • Profiling for Success
      • www.ucd.ie/careers
      • - click on Psychometric testing
      • - Client code: tflhe
      • - Access code: ucd
      • - Password: ucd4
      • Learning Styles
      • Type Dynamic Indicator
      • Numerical / Verbal Ability
    • 19.  
    • 20.  
    • 21.
      • " Whether you think you can or whether you
      • think you can't, you're right! "
      • Henry Ford (1908)

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