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The value of culture in your organisation

The value of a strong organisational culture has become widely accepted over the past decade as being a key contributor to organisation wide performance. When developed and inculcated properly, a set of cultural values in a workplace provides context for the work which that organisation does and how it develops, reacts and responds to both challenges and opportunities.   With millennial and Gen Z employees … Continue reading The value of culture in your organisation

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Key tips to make your CV stand out

There are basic fundamentals when it comes to CV writing, including your previous work experience, what you studied in school and in college and your references. But below are some tips that go beyond the bare essentials and will help your CV to make a lasting impression on employers. Change the template When initially putting together a CV almost everyone will google, “CV template” or … Continue reading Key tips to make your CV stand out

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Top transferable skills you need to have

Every recent graduate is looking to gain an edge in the job market. There are many elements which can help you stand out such as learning a second language or doing an internship. These will stand out on a CV, but they can also be major undertakings. There are other ways to make yourself stand out from the crowd and be an attractive proposition for employers. Having key transferable skills … Continue reading Top transferable skills you need to have

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Presentation and communication skills

You need to be able to express yourself concisely to impress graduate recruiters, but you also need to be a good listener and be confident enough to ask questions. Communication is more of a package than an individual skill: Communication is not just what you say; it is also how you present yourself. Being able to phrase the right questions is an important skill. Not … Continue reading Presentation and communication skills

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My career in social media – from Waterford to the Premier League

Eoin Doyle, an international business graduate from Waterford Institute of Technology, is currently leading Sheffield United Football Club from a digital perspective as they adjust to life at Premier League level. We talk to him about his career, what skills he uses and what advice he would have for anyone interested in careers in digital and social media. My current role with Sheffield United and … Continue reading My career in social media – from Waterford to the Premier League

How to attract the graduates of tomorrow

How employers can attract the graduates of tomorrow Even in spite of Brexit uncertainty, the high demand for talent means salaries are set to rise in 2020, and latest figures show that the average starting salary for graduates in Ireland has hit €30,000 for the first time ever. But, with most industries fighting for the best talent, competitive salaries are no longer a USP for … Continue reading How to attract the graduates of tomorrow

Breakfast masterclass December 2019 – Gen Z: research, recruit, retain

The latest gradireland Breakfast Masterclass was held in The Gibson Hotel on December 3rd. The topic of the event was Gen Z and how to recruit and engage them from an employer perspective. The masterclass had views from a variety of perspectives including leading experts and Gen Z students themselves. There were four talks in total on the day each focusing on a unique element … Continue reading Breakfast masterclass December 2019 – Gen Z: research, recruit, retain

gradireland Higher Education Awards & Symposium 2019

On Friday 22 November 2019, gradireland hosted the annual Higher Education Symposium & Awards at the Crowne Plaza Northwood Hotel in Santry, Dublin. This event, sponsored by the Novartis, MSD, Aldi, ESB, Jameson, Novartis and PwC, was attended by over 150 higher education professionals and stakeholders, making it our biggest Symposium to-date. Continue reading gradireland Higher Education Awards & Symposium 2019

The biggest skill gaps and how you can narrow them

Based on data collected in the annual Global skills gap report, communication is one of the main skills that employers think graduates lack. This data echoes research carried out by gradireland as part of the graduate salary and graduate recruitment trends survey which found that 46% of employers found graduates to be lacking when it came to that specific soft skill. Why is this the … Continue reading The biggest skill gaps and how you can narrow them

Guest blog: My career in audit

Niall Ralph, Audit Associate with RSM, talks about his experiences on the firm’s graduate programme to date. Work, play and travel I work in RSM’s audit department, which provides services to clients across a wide range of sectors including hospitality, manufacturing, financial services, aircraft leasing and not-for-profit. As an audit associate there is great variety in my day-to-day activities. An average day can include attending … Continue reading Guest blog: My career in audit