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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

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.

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