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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 yesterday’s 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 the … Continue reading Graduate skills and the labour market

Why should you attend gradireland Live?

Maybe you got an email from us or got told by a friend to get a ticket… either way you’ve registered for gradireland Live, but perhaps aren’t sure what it is and what you’ve signed up for. Rest easy, we’re here to explain what’s happening on the day and how to make the most of it! The day itself is all about taking time for … Continue reading Why should you attend gradireland Live?

gradireland Breakfast Masterclass January 2019

On Wednesday January 23rd, gradireland held their latest Breakfast Masterclass at Dublin’s Alex Hotel, which focused on the issue of  ‘unconscious bias’. The topic was explored in the context of graduate recruitment in terms of what it is, why we’re all prone to it to some extent and how we can combat it in the workplace. After an introduction by gradireland Director Mark Mitchell, the … Continue reading gradireland Breakfast Masterclass January 2019

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What’s new on gradireland.com?

We are currently adding a lot of new advisory content to gradireland.com, ideal for careers advisors to share with students and relevant colleagues on campus. This is the first in a series of regular blogs on our new content and what you can expect to find on the site over the coming months. Personal stories At gradireland we regularly hear from students that personal career … Continue reading What’s new on gradireland.com?

gradireland Higher Education Awards & Symposium

On Friday 23 November 2018, gradireland hosted our annual Higher Education Symposium & Awards at the Crowne Plaza Northwood Hotel in Santry, Dublin. This event, sponsored by the Higher Education Authority, AbbVie and PwC, was attended by over 200 higher education professionals and stakeholders, making it our biggest Symposium to-date. The Symposium was focused on discussing the future of Higher Education in Ireland, exploring current … Continue reading gradireland Higher Education Awards & Symposium

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Getting Future Ready: Design Thinking & Your Career

At the 2018 gradireland Graduate Career Fair, we hosted a panel discussion with Glanbia employees who had recently worked on the company’s Spark initiative, which focuses on the concept of design thinking. Chaired by gradireland Director Mark Mitchell, the discussion focused on how graduates can prepare for future trends in problem solving, creativity and innovation, using Glanbia’s experiences as an example. Essentially, design thinking is … Continue reading Getting Future Ready: Design Thinking & Your Career

5 Reasons why you should attend the Graduate Careers Fair

Ireland’s Official Graduate Careers Fair is taking place on Wednesday 3rd October 2018 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