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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

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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

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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 why you should attend the Graduate Careers Fair

Ireland’s Official Graduate Careers Fair is taking place on Wednesday 2nd October 2019 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 why you should attend the Graduate Careers Fair

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gradireland Breakfast Masterclass Series-Talent Development Trends

The latest in the gradireland series of Breakfast Masterclasses was held in Dublin’s Gibson Hotel on Friday May 10th. Entitled ‘Talent Development Trends-design, delivery and data’ the event brought together over 100 of Ireland’s leading graduate recruiters to discuss this particularly topical subject. gradireland were thrilled to partner with the Irish Institute of Training & Development (IITD) on the content for this Masterclass, which was … Continue reading gradireland Breakfast Masterclass Series-Talent Development Trends

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2019 gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards

April 25th 2019 saw the 13th gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards held at Dublin’s Mansion House, a gala event for 550 of the country’s leading graduate recruiters, talent developers and industry stakeholders. As always, the awards were held in partnership with the Association of Higher Education Careers Services (AHECS) and gradireland’s sponsorship partners. The 2019 event attracted well over 100 high-quality submissions from many of Ireland’s top … Continue reading 2019 gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards

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gradireland National Student Challenge Winner 2019

Reflecting on becoming the 2019 gradireland National Student Challenge Champion, Conor Galvin talked to gradireland about the day, the challenges and his own career journey. “I was definitely surprised, to be honest I didn’t think that there would be a possibility of me actually winning the competition. When I heard my name, it was quite overwhelming.” The National Student Challenge pitted 60 of Ireland’s top … Continue reading gradireland National Student Challenge Winner 2019

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Why it’s never too late to start your job hunt

Been putting off your graduate job hunt and now you you don’t know where to begin? Well worry no more… here’s how to get started. Knowing you need to make a big decision can have a paralysing effect for some. If you’ve left it late, are beginning to feel anxious about what you’ll do after you graduate and find the idea of committing to a … Continue reading Why it’s never too late to start your job hunt

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Graduate skills and the labour market

In a recent Irish Times postgraduate study supplement, Brian Mooney wrote on the how graduates are future-proofing their skillsets with a postgraduate qualification, while also making some interesting points about growing congruence between popular sectors of employment. The article says that while many undergraduates are expecting to secure employment directly after graduation, they may be confronted with the fact that they do not have all … Continue reading Graduate skills and the labour market