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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

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Top transferable skills you need to have

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

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The biggest skill gaps and how you can narrow them

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

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My career in social media – from Waterford to the Premier League

Eoin Doyle, an international business graduate from Waterford Institute of Technology, is currently leading Sheffield United Football Club from a digital perspective as they adjust to life at Premier League level. We talk to him about his career, what skills he uses and what advice he would have for anyone interested in careers in digital and social media. My current role with Sheffield United and … Continue reading My career in social media – from Waterford to the Premier League

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

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

Networking tips for the National Student Challenge

Careers oriented events and competitions, like the gradireland National Student Challenge, offer the twin opportunities of making crucial career connections with those that can offer you a job while also giving you the opportunity to find out important information about specific industries where your career path may lie. So, let’s look at some networking basis to help you make those all-important connections. How to ‘break … Continue reading Networking tips for the National Student Challenge

2018: Get your graduation year off to a positive start

While the early weeks of 2018 can be filled with resolve and renewed endeavour, it’s important to remember that 75% of new year ‘resolutions’ will frequently fall by the wayside by the second week in February. Resolutions can be noble in intent but if they don’t succeed, then they can dent your confidence and willingness to try again. Instead, why not focus on being better … Continue reading 2018: Get your graduation year off to a positive start