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Shane Hastings : Giving back during Covid-19

Folens digital resources, Cambridge library, Calm, NFL Gamepass, Home School Piano, these are just some of the free services you can avail of during the Covid-19 pandemic and thanks to Shane Hastings, a third year Business Information Systems student in NUIG, you can access all of the free services in one place – https://covid19.shanehastings.eu/ Shane has helpfully broken down the services into categories so whether … Continue reading Shane Hastings : Giving back during Covid-19

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Online assessments – how to improve the process

Both graduate employers as well as students and graduates are familiar with the online assessment element of the application process. Most potential applicants begin their job hunt by applying for their chosen job online, but this is only the start of this section of the application process. Online assessments are becoming an increasingly important part of the application process for employers. Although employers only have … Continue reading Online assessments – how to improve the process

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Employers still hiring despite COVID-19 uncertainty

You will have no doubt read about uncertainty in the job market and the thousands of jobs being lost. There are a lot of comparisons to the financial crash of 2008 but unlike that time, there is a huge demand remaining for roles in certain industries ranging from technology to retail, logistics, engineering and science, to name just a few. Below we have highlighted specific … Continue reading Employers still hiring despite COVID-19 uncertainty

What you need to know from the gradireland Salary Survey 2019

What is the gradireland Graduate Salary & Graduate Recruitment Trends Survey? It is the official survey of graduate starting salaries and recruitment trends in Ireland. The survey provides employers with a snapshot of the current graduate recruitment landscape and in-depth data on trends in graduate assessment, comparative annual data across sectors, graduate starting salaries by sector and scale and vacancies by sector and salary. The … Continue reading What you need to know from the gradireland Salary Survey 2019

What is a work placement and is it right for me?

Trying to gain experience before embarking on a career post-graduation can be difficult, but there are options out there. Depending on how far you are into your course and how far ahead you are planning, there are options for everyone in the form of volunteering, internships and work placements. Work placements can be a great way to get hands-on experience in a field which you … Continue reading What is a work placement and is it right for me?

Volunteering – Why working for free can be a good thing and boost your career.

Many people shy away from volunteering as “working for nothing” is seen as a waste of time. This may be true if you are older and have bills to pay but at a young age in secondary school and even in college, volunteering can have a real benefit to your career. Remember that you’re not working for nothing. You’re not getting paid now in monetary … Continue reading Volunteering – Why working for free can be a good thing and boost your career.

How to get the most out of Assessment Centres

Assessment centres are a great way for employers to test various competencies from a vast array of candidates. They help to give an overall picture of a candidate and how they might fit into your organisation. How can you make the most of an assessment centre and when is the appropriate time to use one? We talked to Ciara Holohan, Occupational Psychology consultant at Aon’s Assessment … Continue reading How to get the most out of Assessment Centres

Podcast #1: Leadership & Culture with Mark Prendergast

gradireland are pleased to announce a brand-new series of podcasts looking at the student and graduate landscape from the point of view of those who matter most – the students and graduates. In the first episode of the series we talk to Mark Prendergast from Prendergast Leadership. Mark founded Prendergast Leadership in 2017 after more than 30 years in the Irish Defence Forces. Mark sat … Continue reading Podcast #1: Leadership & Culture with Mark Prendergast

Breakfast masterclass December 2019 – Gen Z: research, recruit, retain

The latest gradireland Breakfast Masterclass was held in The Gibson Hotel on December 3rd. The topic of the event was Gen Z and how to recruit and engage them from an employer perspective. The masterclass had views from a variety of perspectives including leading experts and Gen Z students themselves. There were four talks in total on the day each focusing on a unique element … Continue reading Breakfast masterclass December 2019 – Gen Z: research, recruit, retain

Key tips to make your CV stand out

There are basic fundamentals when it comes to CV writing, including your previous work experience, what you studied in school and in college and your references. But below are some tips that go beyond the bare essentials and will help your CV to make a lasting impression on employers. Change the template When initially putting together a CV almost everyone will google, “CV template” or … Continue reading Key tips to make your CV stand out