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

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

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

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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.