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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

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Starting your graduate career

Your first graduate job brings new challenges, from workplace etiquette to dress code. These tips will help you make the transition to working life. Even though you may have had summer jobs and worked at weekends, nothing can quite prepare you for the experience of your first ‘proper’ job. We’ve come up with some hints to help you adapt. Starting a new job It’s not … Continue reading Starting your graduate career

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

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 you should attend the Graduate Careers Fair

Ireland’s Official Graduate Careers Fair is taking place on Wednesday 4th October 2017 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 you should attend the Graduate Careers Fair

Why postgraduate study abroad can be a viable, cost-effective, option

Once you finish your undergraduate degree it can be hard to figure out what to do next. There are so many options available, further study and travel being just two. Conor O’ Doherty, a DCU graduate, chose to combine those two options and set off to the Netherlands to pursue a postgrad degree in New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). … Continue reading Why postgraduate study abroad can be a viable, cost-effective, option

How to dress for your interview-a men’s style guide

With four years’ experience as a personal tailoring expert, Damien Egan knows what he’s talking about when it comes for dressing for a professional setting. Here he talks about the dos and don’ts for men when dressing for an interview. So, why is it important for you to put work into choosing what to wear, surely your skills should speak for themselves, right? It only takes about … Continue reading How to dress for your interview-a men’s style guide