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Panel interviews on the rise – Learn how to deal with the pressure and be fully prepared

Interviews can be daunting at the best of times but when faced with a panel of people in front of you, it can be an intimidating setting. There are many types of interviews that you may have to go though before a face-to-face meeting with your potential employer such as a telephone or video interview or even an online psychometric test. In fact, according to … Continue reading Panel interviews on the rise – Learn how to deal with the pressure and be fully prepared

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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

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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

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

How to make the most of your perfectionism to achieve your goals.

There are many people who would describe themselves as perfectionists to varying degrees. There are scales when it comes to perfectionism and although many people would cite being a perfectionist as a good quality or even a vital skill, it can be tiring to set high standards for yourself and others. How can you maximise your perfectionism without experiencing exhaustion, frustration or even low-confidence? The … Continue reading How to make the most of your perfectionism to achieve your goals.

How to make the most of the Graduate Careers Fair

The Graduate Careers Fair is a great way to meet recruiters, find out more about employers and industries, and hunt for jobs. Having top employers under one roof is an invaluable opportunity; where you can have face to face conversations and get in depth information on careers and application processes. However, careers fairs can be overwhelming! We’ve put together our tips on how to get organised to … Continue reading How to make the most of the Graduate Careers Fair

5 Reasons why you should attend the Graduate Careers Fair

Ireland’s Official Graduate Careers Fair is taking place on Wednesday 2nd October 2019 in the RDS Simmonscourt. This event is your opportunity to meet leading employers, course providers, careers advisors and find out all the opportunities available to you! Still not convinced? We have put together five reasons why you should attend Ireland’s largest graduate careers event! It’s Ireland’s Official and Best* Graduate Careers Fair Whether … Continue reading 5 Reasons why you should attend the Graduate Careers Fair

gradireland Breakfast Masterclass Series-Talent Development Trends

The latest in the gradireland series of Breakfast Masterclasses was held in Dublin’s Gibson Hotel on Friday May 10th. Entitled ‘Talent Development Trends-design, delivery and data’ the event brought together over 100 of Ireland’s leading graduate recruiters to discuss this particularly topical subject. gradireland were thrilled to partner with the Irish Institute of Training & Development (IITD) on the content for this Masterclass, which was … Continue reading gradireland Breakfast Masterclass Series-Talent Development Trends

2019 gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards

April 25th 2019 saw the 13th gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards held at Dublin’s Mansion House, a gala event for 550 of the country’s leading graduate recruiters, talent developers and industry stakeholders. As always, the awards were held in partnership with the Association of Higher Education Careers Services (AHECS) and gradireland’s sponsorship partners. The 2019 event attracted well over 100 high-quality submissions from many of Ireland’s top … Continue reading 2019 gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards