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Your Options with Languages and International Business. Knowing what you would like. The following are very helpful: Gradireland Careers Report – www.gradireland.com/careersreport Careers Portal – www.careersportal.ie Career Directions – www.careerdirections.ie.

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Your options with languages and international business

Your Options with Languages and International Business

Careers Office

Student Services


Knowing what you would like
Knowing what you would like

  • The following are very helpful:

  • Gradireland Careers Report – www.gradireland.com/careersreport

  • Careers Portal – www.careersportal.ie

  • Career Directions – www.careerdirections.ie

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Specialist jobs using languages
Specialist jobs using languages

  • Interpreter

  • Translator

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Job titles directly relevant to
Job titles directly relevant to

  • Commercial Services- Marketing and selling, Purchasing and Buying, Management Consultancy, Conference/Event Organising, Secretarial, Law

  • Financial Services – Accountancy, Banking, Insurance

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Options for languages and business studies
Options for languages and Business Studies

Languages/Business Graduates are eligible to apply for 60% of total jobs advertised.

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Options for languages and business studies graduates
Options for Languages and Business Studies graduates

Options are varied. Examples include….

  • Accountancy

  • Administration

  • Advertising

  • Banking

  • Broadcasting

  • Community Work

  • Computing

  • Distribution

  • Financial Management

  • Insurance

  • IT

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Options for languages and business studies graduates1
Options for languagesandBusiness Studies graduates

  • Journalism

  • Legal Work,

  • Leisure

  • Librarianship

  • Marketing

  • Museum Work

  • Personnel

  • Production Management

  • Public Relations

  • Publishing

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Options for languages and business studies graduates2
Options for Languages and Business Studies Graduates

  • Purchasing

  • Retailing

  • Sales

  • Self Employment

  • Social Work

  • Teaching

  • Tourism

  • Transport

  • Uniformed Services

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Examples of what previous graduates did jobs
Examples of what previous graduates did -- Jobs

  • Office Administrator, Laing O’Rourke, Donegal €25k

  • Trainee Accountant, McDaid and Co, Donegal €25k

  • Trainee Auditor, Office of Controller & Auditor General

    €35k

  • Sales Manager, New Look, Galway €25k

  • Clerical Officer, Dept of Justice, Dublin €25k

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Examples of what previous graduates did jobs1
Examples of what previous graduates did -- Jobs

  • Research Consultant, Peter Core Recruitment€20k

  • Pensions Consultant, Friends Provident, UK ₤25k

  • Trainee Accountant, Seamus McRory, Donegal€15k

  • Trainee Accountant, IFAC, Raphoe€20k

  • Deputy Manager, LIDL, Antrim ₤35k

  • Office Administrator, J Duffy Freight, Donegal€25

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Examples of what last years graduates did jobs
Examples of what last years graduates did -- Jobs

  • Research Consultant, Peter Core Recruitment€20k

  • Pensions Consultant, Friends Provident, UK ₤25k

  • Trainee Accountant, Seamus McRory, Donegal€15k

  • Trainee Accountant, IFAC, Raphoe€20k

  • Deputy Manager, LIDL, Antrim ₤35k

  • Office Administrator, J Duffy Freight, Donegal €25

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Examples of what previous graduates did jobs2
Examples of what previous graduates did -- Jobs

  • Customer Service Officer, Ulster Bank, Buncrana €23k

  • QFA, Ulster Bank, Letterkenny €30k

  • Bank Official, Bank of Ireland, Dublin €25k

  • Home Help Co-ordinator, HSE, Ballybofey €30k

  • Credit Controller, Quinn Direct, Cavan €25k

  • Clerical Officer, HSE, Letterkenny €25k

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Researching the above job descriptions
Researching the above job descriptions

  • Check relevant sections of careers resources area in the library. Also check out

    www.careerdirections.ie , www.careersportal.ie

    www.gradireland.com and www.prospects.ac.uk

  • http://www.languageswork.org.uk/career_choices/job_sectors/event_management.aspx

  • Talk to someone who is doing a job that you like, for example a past student, friend etc.

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How to source company addresses
How to source company addresses.

  • Register with www.gradireland.com

  • Employer Database – list of companies classified by occupation are being made available on Public Drive – Shared Folder.

  • GradIreland Directory is available from the careers office and library.

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Where to look for jobs
Where to look for Jobs

  • Specialist Recruitment Agencies

  • Attending Careers Fairs

  • Contacting companies yourself – the speculative approach.

  • Careersbrief

  • Networking

  • Newspapers

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Post graduate courses your options
Post Graduate Courses: Your Options

  • Research Degrees:Usually 1-3 years. It is examined by Thesis, and qualification obtained is an MA leading to PhD/D Phil

  • Taught Masters Degrees or Diplomas:Combination of course work and research work. Usually lasts 1 year.

  • Vocational/Conversion Courses: Examples - Teaching Law, Accountancy etc.Check funding situation: Contact college of choice for details of closing dates etc.

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Choosing courses essential reading
Choosing Courses: Essential Reading

  • www.postgradireland.ie – and directory of postgrad courses in Ireland

  • www.prospects.ac.ukUK Courses.

  • Check Sunday newspapers on a regular basis for details of newly approved courses.

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Thinking of going abroad
Thinking of Going Abroad?

EU Stages Programme - http://ec.europa.eu/stages/information/traineeship_en.htm#Infotab1

  • IBEC Euro Opportunities Scheme driving licence useful!! – www.ibec.ie

  • Leonardo Da Vinci Scheme

  • Class Assistant -

  • JET Programme – teaching in Japan

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Thinking of going abroad1
Thinking of Going Abroad?

  • TEFL Training

  • Fulbright Scholarships

  • Check the section Work Experience and Internships on www.gradireland.com

  • Information on all of these schemes are available from the careers office

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What next
What Next?

  • Get involved – clubs/societies/voluntary.

  • Checking closing dates for courses/job application deadlines – www.gradireland.com; www.targetjobs.ie, www.milkround.co.uk .

  • Attend Postgradireland Fair in February.

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What next1
What Next?

  • Drawing up CV and letter of application .Careers office can advise on these, and talks will take place.

  • Preparation for Aptitude Tests – www.gradireland.com/careersreport; www.publicjobs.ie, www.shl.com

  • Interview Preparation

  • Check Careers Service facebook page

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Competitions
Competitions

Enterprise Ireland Project

Details from Careers office

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Useful websites marketing
Useful Websites – Marketing

  • Irish Direct Marketing Association (IDMA) http://www.idma.ie/

  • The Marketing Institute http://www.mii.ie/

  • Career Directions: Executive

  • The Marketing Society (UK)http://www.marketing-society.org.uk/Pages/default.aspx

  • ESOMAR World Association of Research Professionalshttp://www.esomar.org/

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Contact details
Contact Details

Catherine Lyster

Careers Officer

LYIT

An Dánlann

Tel: 0749186812

Email: [email protected]

Contact Hours : 9.30 – 12.30 Quick query session

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