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

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

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

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

How to find the right job for you

Sometimes it’s not just about whether you are the right person for the job but also whether the job is the right one for you. Here’s what to look out for as you consider your options and start to figure out what you want to do when you graduate. When you’re trying to choose the right graduate career, you can either start by looking at … Continue reading How to find the right job for you

The graduate job hunt: Where to start and how to find the career for you

The hardest part of any task is the beginning and when it comes to deciding on a career it’s a minefield. We’re here to help you get over the anxiety of beginning the graduate job hunt by laying out exactly where to start. Knowing you need to make a big decision can have a paralysing effect for some. If you’ve left it late, are beginning … Continue reading The graduate job hunt: Where to start and how to find the career for you

Design Thinking & Your Career – Get Future Ready with Glanbia

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 Design Thinking & Your Career – Get Future Ready with Glanbia