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
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
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
Every recent graduate is looking to gain an edge in the job market. There are many elements which can help you stand out such as learning a second language or doing an internship. These will stand out on a CV, but they can also be major undertakings. There are other ways to make yourself stand out from the crowd and be an attractive proposition for employers. Having key transferable skills … Continue reading Top transferable skills you need to have
Interviews can be daunting at the best of times but when faced with a panel of people in front of you, it can be an intimidating setting. There are many types of interviews that you may have to go though before a face-to-face meeting with your potential employer such as a telephone or video interview or even an online psychometric test. In fact, according to … Continue reading Panel interviews on the rise – Learn how to deal with the pressure and be fully prepared
Based on data collected in the annual Global skills gap report, communication is one of the main skills that employers think graduates lack. This data echoes research carried out by gradireland as part of the graduate salary and graduate recruitment trends survey which found that 46% of employers found graduates to be lacking when it came to that specific soft skill. Why is this the … Continue reading The biggest skill gaps and how you can narrow them
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
There are many people who would describe themselves as perfectionists to varying degrees. There are scales when it comes to perfectionism and although many people would cite being a perfectionist as a good quality or even a vital skill, it can be tiring to set high standards for yourself and others. How can you maximise your perfectionism without experiencing exhaustion, frustration or even low-confidence? The … Continue reading How to make the most of your perfectionism to achieve your goals.