Below you will find our Information Sheets and other sources of information intending to get you started in your careers/occupational research.
Common Questions - Careers Information
Useful Links - Teaching Council Subject Information
Postgraduate Study - Personal Statements / Interview Preparation
Cover Letter / Litir Chumhdaigh - click here for Sample CV templates
Attending Employer Recruitment Stands - Tips
Below you will find presentations by the Careers Service, employers and other guest speakers. Topics covered include options after your degree, hints and tips for applications, CVs and interview, postgraduate study and advice from various employers.
MU Careers And Employaility Service YouTube Channel
Options After Your Degree
Applications: Forms And Assessment Centres
Postgraduate Study: Personal Statements
Teacher Education: Courses And Applications
Entry 2024 - Post-Primary
BeSeptemberReady (May 2023)
Creative Job Search: Using Social Media
Employer - Teacher Recruitment
Employer - Graduate Recruitment
Archive Presentations - For Reference Only
Presentations here are for reference purposes only - please confirm information at source.
- Options after your Degree
- Working Abroad
If you're looking to explore different career options, have a look at these careers information links to find out more about your areas of interest
Use the links below to get an indication of the salary you might expect to earn:
The labour market is a term used to describe the relationship between the workplace (available employment) and the workforce (people, aged 16 and over, who are working or are available to work). A labour market is said to be healthy if there is enough work available for all those who seek it. Most countries in the world have some difficulty achieving or maintaining a healthy labour market. In Ireland, as in other countries,
the health of our labour market changes over time. (Source www.careersportal.ie )
General Information on Irish economy and employment trends
- IBEC – Irish Business and Employers Confederation
- IDA – Industrial Development Agency (Ireland)
- ESRI - Economic & Social Research Institute
- CSO - Central Statistics Office
We recommend these formats for CV layouts as they allow an employer to easily identify your qualifications, skills and experience. We have also created templates for various subject areas to highlight your specific skills.
Cover Letter / Litir Chumhdaigh
Whether you are starting out and looking for ideas or have a clear sense of what you need to do next, our Pathways to Success are a step-by-step guide to moving forward. If you find a lot of information overwhelming or like to divide a task into more manageable steps then you'll like our pathways. You can work through the pathways at your own pace on Careers Connect, and if you have any questions or need support you can ask us - use Careers Connect to send us a query or book an appointment.
Some of the Pathways currently available include:
- Getting Started
- Generating Career Ideas
- Building Your CV
- Primary/Post-Primary Teaching
- What You Need To Know Now
CareerSet is an online CV Optimisation Platform, available to MU students which enables you to:
- Find out where your CV ranks amongst your peers.
- How to improve it via suggestions related to Language, Style and Presentation.
- Target your CV to specific job descriptions, based on keywords and skills.
To access the platform go to Careers Connect. After you have logged in, click Resources in the top right corner and scroll to CareerSet. You can register on CareerSet and login by entering your MU email address and requesting a link to be send to you, which logs you in for the duration of one session. Upload your CV to get your score and get a full analysis of the areas where you can improve. Guide to using Careers Connect (MU Students).
Build real world skills direct from world leading organisations through the Virtual Experience Programmes accessible on our MU Forage platform. These experiences replicate work at top companies, and develop transferable skills for workplace readiness. In only 5-6 hours, learn relevant tools and the skills necessary to complete similar tasks during the work day. No applications or experience required. Learn highly relevant skills in your own time, at your own pace. To access the platform, go to Careers Connect. After you have logged in, click Resources in the top right corner and scroll to Forage.
Shortlist Me is a real-life style interview experience designed to help Maynooth University students to develop their interview and communication skills in a virtual environment. With a number of interview scenarios to choose from across multiple sectors, the platform is a helpful resource to anyone who is looking to practice their interview skills. Shortlist Me gives personalised feedback on your responses and excellent suggestions and recommendations to help improve your all-important interview technique. Shortlist Me works alongside industry professionals to ensure interviews reflect what is being assessed in each chosen discipline. They are designed using questions asked by some of the world’s leading employers. To access the platform, go to Careers Connect. After you have logged in, click Resources in the top right corner and scroll to Shortlist Me.