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Networking tips for the National Student Challenge

Careers oriented events and competitions, like the gradireland National Student Challenge, offer the twin opportunities of making crucial career connections with those that can offer you a job while also giving you the opportunity to find out important information about specific industries where your career path may lie. So, let’s look at some networking basis to help you make those all-important connections. How to ‘break … Continue reading Networking tips for the National Student Challenge

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New data reveals increasing employment opportunities for university graduates

The results of 36th First Destination survey of University graduates was released on Friday, January 19th, revealing the results of data gathered from over 18,000 students who studied between levels 8 and 10, to determine their situation nine months after graduation. The students surveyed attended one of the following third-level institutions: Dublin City University, University of Limerick, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College … Continue reading New data reveals increasing employment opportunities for university graduates

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Video Interviews – what are they and how should I prepare?

Sinéad English of Hilt, a career management services company, writes about what video interviews actually involve, what the common misconceptions and mistakes are and how you can best prepare.   Q: So, what do over 40% of all graduate recruiters including Musgrave, Bank of Ireland, Paddy Power, Ornua, Boston Scientific, Oracle, Dell, IBEC Global Graduates, Enterprise Ireland, Zurich, Accenture, PepsiCo, Tesco, Kerry Group and just about every large … Continue reading Video Interviews – what are they and how should I prepare?

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4 tips for starting your internship successfully

Your first experience in the field you want to make a career in is an invaluable opportunity, so it’s important you’re prepared. We have some tips from our Events Intern, Poppy Harrington, to get you started. Once you find and secure an internship in a company, the nerves can set in. Knowing what to expect and what will be expected of you can be daunting, especially if … Continue reading 4 tips for starting your internship successfully

gradireland National Student Challenge 2018….the contest heats up

The gradireland 2018 National Student Challenge, sponsored by Lidl, is entering the final straits at Chartered Accountants House in Dublin, with the winner due to be announced shortly after 5pm, landing the top prize of €1,000. This afternoon’s challenges see our six teams continue to be put through their paces in challenges testing their teamwork, technical, communication and problem solving skills. All the challenges are … Continue reading gradireland National Student Challenge 2018….the contest heats up

gradireland National Student Challenge 2018 is under way.

50 of Ireland’s best and brightest students are currently battling it out to be named Ireland’s best of the 2018 gradireland National Student Challenge, currently taking place at Chartered Accountants House in Pearse Street, Dublin 2. “Keep your minds open, relax, and enjoy the day,” said Mark Mitchell, gradireland Director, before students were warmed up by challenge organisers Orangeworks with an ice-breaker consisting of multiple … Continue reading gradireland National Student Challenge 2018 is under way.

How to make the most of gradireland Live!

With over 77 employers and postgraduate providers in attendance, and 1900 jobs advertised, there is plenty going on at the RDS tomorrow whether you’re looking for THAT job or the right course to guide you towards your ideal career. But there’s a lot more happening besides, from mentoring and seminars to hands on coaching sessions. Let’s take a look at what’s going on and how … Continue reading How to make the most of gradireland Live!

2018: Get your graduation year off to a positive start

While the early weeks of 2018 can be filled with resolve and renewed endeavour, it’s important to remember that 75% of new year ‘resolutions’ will frequently fall by the wayside by the second week in February. Resolutions can be noble in intent but if they don’t succeed, then they can dent your confidence and willingness to try again. Instead, why not focus on being better … Continue reading 2018: Get your graduation year off to a positive start

New apprenticeships to help address skills shortage in tech sector

Two new technology apprenticeships (NFQ Level 6) will start in 2018, the latest addition to the growing roster of professional apprenticeships, as devised by SOLAS and the Apprenticeship Council, with the support of industry and FIT Ltd (Fast Track into Information Technology). The ICT Associate Professional Software Developer and ICT Associate Professional Network Engineer apprenticeships are two-year programmes supported by National Education & Training Boards and … Continue reading New apprenticeships to help address skills shortage in tech sector

How to prepare for an interview with a tech company

3 top tips from the #1 best place to work in Ireland – Workday Understand what the company is looking for Workday’s enterprise cloud applications for finance and HR are disrupting the global software industry. We have a 97% customer satisfaction rating, the highest of any major enterprise software provider. Workday currently has the most openings for Software Development Engineers and our Development and Engineering … Continue reading How to prepare for an interview with a tech company

How AHEAD graduate placements are working to bridge the disability employment gap

The WAM (Willing Able Mentoring) Programme is run by AHEAD, (Association for Higher Education Access & Disability), an organisation that works to promote full access to further and higher education and the world of work for people with disabilities. There is almost a 30 percent employment gap between people with disabilities and those without according to the 2011 census.  The WAM programme is one way … Continue reading How AHEAD graduate placements are working to bridge the disability employment gap