The benefits of furthering your career through part-time study

Helen Brown of UL writes on what benefits you can gain by part-time study, and how it can help you work towards both your educational and career goals. Do you want to gain a qualification to get that promotion? Do you need to up-skill to stay abreast of technology? Feel like a change of career direction? Well the good news is that there has never … Continue reading The benefits of furthering your career through part-time study

How to add impact to your CV when you have no experience

About to create your CV but don’t know where to start because you don’t have any work experience? Don’t panic! This is a common scenario for many people who are leaving full-time education or are seeking their first full-time job. There is plenty of information that you can include in your CV to demonstrate that you will be an excellent employee — even if it … Continue reading How to add impact to your CV when you have no experience

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

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

Pros and cons of the gig economy for employers

The ‘gig’ economy has gradually gained traction in Irish society and thousands of people are taking the opportunity to choose their own working hours, and of course as a way to earn extra money. It’s an area that’s obviously particularly attractive to students, as they can balance study with flexible working hours. According to Collins dictionary, the gig economy is “an economy in which there … Continue reading Pros and cons of the gig economy for employers

Have you any questions for us? How to close an interview professionally

So you’ve just spent the last 45 minutes being grilled about your qualifications and your work experience and you may think the interview is coming to an end, but there’s one final obstacle ahead. If this is your very first interview, you’re about to be hit with something you may not expect. The dreaded ‘have you got any questions for us?’ Those of you who … Continue reading Have you any questions for us? How to close an interview professionally

Guest blog: Research shows need need for more practical career options

  If you’re looking for alternative path to education, an apprenticeship may be something you want to consider, says Anne Roberts of the Insurance Institute of Ireland. While many young people plan to attend college, it is important to know all your options before you make your final decision. Opportunities for apprenticeships no longer just apply to craft-based jobs such as carpentry, construction or motoring. … Continue reading Guest blog: Research shows need need for more practical career options

gradireland National Student Challenge – A day to impress

by Caroline McAniff, Head of Recruitment and Employer Branding, EY. The world is changing We are in the fourth industrial revolution.  Macro-economic trends and tech advances, including smart devices and artificial intelligence, are altering business, industries, professions and jobs at an unprecedented rate.  The disruption for professionals is real, in a world where up to five million jobs may actually cease to exist.  Scary stuff! Also the … Continue reading gradireland National Student Challenge – A day to impress

Why we created gradireland Live! (and why we hope it will change careers fairs forever)

The impetus to create gradireland Live! came from our desire to confront some pretty fundamental challenges that students face in their graduate career decision-making process. The world of work has changed but the language of careers has not. The number of job titles and types these days is baffling to even the most experienced careers adviser. Students are peppered with data from all angles, but … Continue reading Why we created gradireland Live! (and why we hope it will change careers fairs forever)

Rachel’s Story: How to make the most of your graduate VISA

From saying goodbye to apartment hunting and everything in between, read Rachel’s story on how to prepare yourself for your American summer. When you’re in college you have a goal and a purpose, you’re safe in a bubble where your daily routine is set. Once you graduate, the panic can start, because this is when real life choices are going to dictate your future. You’re … Continue reading Rachel’s Story: How to make the most of your graduate VISA