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If you don’t have a graduate programme, don’t worry!

There is so much focus on graduate programmes that it can feel like they are the only options available to you. Of course, this is not true, only the minority of graduates start their career this way, and there are plenty of other options. So, you may ask what are these other options? Well, there are many, but here’s a few to get you started: … Continue reading If you don’t have a graduate programme, don’t worry!

Podcast #9: Finding your resolve in 2021 with John Slattery

gradireland editor Ruairi Kavanagh talks to John Slattery, founder of Inspo (www.inspo.ie) and Rise Wellness(www.risewellness.ie) about the importance of finding resolve and direction in 2021 as you seek to graduate from college in these challenging times or take the first step on your career journey. Visit the gradireland audio channel for more episodes Continue reading Podcast #9: Finding your resolve in 2021 with John Slattery

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‘Be the change you want to see’

Crischelle Pana is a software consultant at Guidewire, as part of the company’s graduate programme. Crischelle talks to gradireland about her experiences of life at Guidewire, her job seeking journey, how the application process works, and she also gives advice to those interested in a similar career. What do you do in your daily role and what function does it play in terms of the … Continue reading ‘Be the change you want to see’

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Career Discovery week insights: The Lidl graduate programme through the eyes of a graduate – Part 3

It’s vital to hear about a graduate programme from the decision makers and those who run the programme, but it’s also important to hear from those who have experienced it first-hand, the graduates themselves. In a three-part series of blogs, we will look at the Lidl graduate programme through the eyes of the graduates who have completed the programme and have been offered positions upon … Continue reading Career Discovery week insights: The Lidl graduate programme through the eyes of a graduate – Part 3

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Career Discovery week insights: The Lidl graduate programme through the eyes of a graduate – Part 1

It’s vital to hear about a graduate programme from the decision makers and those who run the programme, but it’s also important to hear from those who have experienced it first-hand, the graduates themselves. In a three-part series of blogs, we will look at the Lidl graduate programme through the eyes of the graduates who have completed the programme and have been offered positions upon … Continue reading Career Discovery week insights: The Lidl graduate programme through the eyes of a graduate – Part 1

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Career Discovery week insights: The Lidl graduate programme through the eyes of a graduate – Part 2

It’s vital to hear about a graduate programme from the decision makers and those who run the programme, but it’s also important to hear from those who have experienced it first-hand, the graduates themselves. In a three-part series of blogs, we will look at the Lidl graduate programme through the eyes of the graduates who have completed the programme and have been offered positions upon … Continue reading Career Discovery week insights: The Lidl graduate programme through the eyes of a graduate – Part 2

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How to network and plan for the future: Part 2

In the first part of our interview with Ntsoaki, we discussed how you can network now that we can no longer meet face-to-face and best practises when it comes to trying to connect with people via LinkedIn.  Following on from that conversation, here are some tips on how to plan for the future despite the current uncertainties as to what shape that might take.   The modern CV  With the increasing … Continue reading How to network and plan for the future: Part 2

The benefits of furthering your career through part-time study

Helen Brown of UL writes on what benefits you can gain by part-time study, and how it can help you work towards both your educational and career goals. Do you want to gain a qualification to get that promotion? Do you need to up-skill to stay abreast of technology? Feel like a change of career direction? Well the good news is that there has never … Continue reading The benefits of furthering your career through part-time study

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How to network and plan for the future: Part 1

Connecting and interacting with people virtually in both a personal and professional capacity has become the new norm. So, in this new normal how can students and graduates’ network, grow their connections and plan for the future post Covid-19?  gradireland editor Ruairi Kavanagh talked to Ntsoaki Phakoe-McKevitt, careers coach at Dublin Business School, to find out.  Normal life has been turned upside down for everyone but for students and graduates who were preparing for their future, … Continue reading How to network and plan for the future: Part 1

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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