Not in Final Year? Why you should attend the Graduate Careers Fair…Posted: October 6, 2015
It’s very common for students who are not yet in final year to be indecisive about attending the gradireland Graduate Careers Fair. Here are a few questions to ask yourself as to whether you should attend Ireland’s Largest Graduate Careers Event;
Do I know what Career Path I would like to pursue?
This is one of the biggest, if not the biggest decision you will have to make before leaving college. There is so much to take into account including the area you would like to work in, job prospects, the companies that are recruiting in your field, the locations of these companies and salary expectations. It is very difficult to find credible answers to these questions without speaking to the employers in person.
Over 100 employers are attending this year’s Graduate Career Fair in over 20 different sectors with headquarters all around Ireland and Europe. This is the ultimate opportunity to meet these employers and ask them the essential questions you need to know for your future career decisions.
What do I need to get a job?
Putting together the documentation required to get your dream job can be very daunting. Every employer has different criteria they look for when recruiting graduates, this requires tailoring your CV and cover Letter to each job you may apply to. CV Clinics are being held at the Graduate Career Fair with experts from Careers Services throughout Ireland. These experts will provide you with the advice you need to get that dream job! Keep in mind that many Graduate Programmes open for applications in September each year, meeting these CV Experts could put you ahead of the competition for next year’s applications.
Am I interested in doing an internship?
Internships are amazing opportunities to gain essential experience into a particular job or companies culture. Employers also take this essential experience into account when recruiting graduates, giving your CV the edge to get the job. Many of the employers attending the Graduate Careers Fair recruit students for internships and work placements. This is a great opportunity to network with these employers to see what internship opportunities they may have.
Am I thinking of doing a Postgraduate Course, in Ireland, the UK or beyond?
Finding the perfect postgraduate course to suit you is really important, whether in Ireland or the UK. gradireland are hosting a couple of seminars with industry experts at this year’s Graduate Careers Fair to discuss Postgraduate Studies. There are also a number of exhibitors attending on the day, offering a wide range of postgraduate options.
The Graduate Careers Fairs has something for everyone, whether final year or first year. Register for free entry today at www.graduatecareersfair.com