Debunking the geek myth – Women in IT

There is a long-standing belief that the IT industry is geeky, male dominated and hard to break into but these views are out-dated and do not reflect the exciting opportunities available in the sector. A recent study by the FDM Business Sustainability and Innovation team investigated what can be done to encourage more women into IT. As can be seen in the word clouds below … Continue reading Debunking the geek myth – Women in IT

6 Practical tips to deal with procrastination

Everyone has procrastinated at some point, putting off important tasks again and again. However when the “to do” list gets too long it can have an unfavourable impact when it comes to achieving goals and getting important work done. Don’t let procrastination stop you fulfilling your potential. Maybe now is the time to make that career change or the time to take up that course you have been planning to study. Take … Continue reading 6 Practical tips to deal with procrastination

Why Workday is a top workplace for new college graduates

In order to be a great company to work for, employees at all stages of their careers need to feel supported, challenged, and motivated. So it was especially meaningful for Workday to be ranked in the top 10 on the “50 Best Workplaces for New College Grads” list released yesterday by Fortune.com and Great Places to Work. Companies that made the list “excel in providing great employee … Continue reading Why Workday is a top workplace for new college graduates

Emotional Intelligence – the power behind enhanced performance

Attracting and retaining the best talent requires a different angle. Millennial graduates are looking to get as much out of an organisation in terms of development as the company gets out of them in terms of endeavour. And yet, clearly, graduates are by no means the finished product. Their biggest drawbacks lie in their ability to manage relationships in the workplace with maturity. This dichotomy … Continue reading Emotional Intelligence – the power behind enhanced performance

US Grad Visa success stories and how you can write your own

Into its seventh year, USIT’s USA Grad Visa continues to be an exciting and often life changing opportunity for graduates in Ireland. Most recent graduates face uncertain times once they have finished their degrees, with a jobs market that’s increasingly competitive, coupled with rising accommodation costs and, of course, the attraction of travelling, living and working abroad. Plenty of grads, as a result, look at their options … Continue reading US Grad Visa success stories and how you can write your own

Here’s why professional apprenticeships are an alternative to college

Sandra Harvey Graham of the Insurance Institute of Ireland writes on why the recently expanded apprenticeship schemes represent an excellent opportunity for both jobseekers and industry. “I can’t get a job without experience. But I can’t get experience without a job.” Sound familiar? If you’re a graduate in Ireland or a first time jobseeker, the chances are you’ve said these words. The difficulty for many employers is … Continue reading Here’s why professional apprenticeships are an alternative to college

Life as a Jameson Brand Ambassador

I studied European Studies with French and Italian in Trinity College Dublin. In April 2013 I was preparing for my final exams when I received an email from the Trinity Italian department explaining that Jameson were looking for Italian speakers for their graduate programme. My original plan had been to move to Madrid to teach English after graduation, but after reading the Jameson job description, … Continue reading Life as a Jameson Brand Ambassador

Are you having a Quarter Life Crisis?

Paula Coogan is The Quarter Life Coach, Ireland’s leading expert on The Quarter Life Crisis. Over the past 5 years, she has worked with hundreds of individuals in their 20’s and 30’s who were stuck in a rut, and she has helped them transform their lives. I remember laughing when I first heard the phrase “Quarter Life Crisis” but to be honest, it just made so … Continue reading Are you having a Quarter Life Crisis?

A day in the life of a graduate distiller

Karen Cotter outlines her journey and experiences as part of the Jameson Graduate Distiller Programme. About My name is Karen. I am currently working as a Graduate Distiller with Jameson.  I studied process & chemical engineering at UCC. During the third and fourth year of my course I had to do a 6 month placement. I was really lucky to get a placement at Midleton Distilleries in … Continue reading A day in the life of a graduate distiller