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Pros and pitfalls of the ‘gig’ economy

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 pitfalls of the ‘gig’ economy

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Two potential questions to ask at the end of your interview

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 Two potential questions to ask at the end of your interview

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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

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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)

USIT GRAD VISA Rachel’s Story

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 nearing the ‘quarter-life crisis’. There’s this awkward period between college and your first real job where you’ll still be working in your … Continue reading USIT GRAD VISA Rachel’s Story