How to make the most of gradireland Live!

With over 77 employers and postgraduate providers in attendance, and 1900 jobs advertised, there is plenty going on at the RDS tomorrow whether you’re looking for THAT job or the right course to guide you towards your ideal career. But there’s a lot more happening besides, from mentoring and seminars to hands on coaching sessions. Let’s take a look at what’s going on and how … Continue reading How to make the most of gradireland Live!

Why we created gradireland Live! (and why we hope it will change careers fairs forever)

The impetus to create gradireland Live! came from our desire to confront some pretty fundamental challenges that students face in their graduate career decision-making process. The world of work has changed but the language of careers has not. The number of job titles and types these days is baffling to even the most experienced careers adviser. Students are peppered with data from all angles, but … Continue reading Why we created gradireland Live! (and why we hope it will change careers fairs forever)

USIT GRAD VISA Rachel’s Story

When you’re in college you have a goal and a purpose, you’re safe in a bubble where your daily routine is set. Once you graduate, the panic can start, because this is when real life choices are going to dictate your future. You’re nearing the ‘quarter-life crisis’. There’s this awkward period between college and your first real job where you’ll still be working in your … Continue reading USIT GRAD VISA Rachel’s Story

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New data reveals increasing employment opportunities for university graduates

The results of 36th First Destination survey of University graduates was released on Friday, January 19th, revealing the results of data gathered from over 18,000 students who studied between levels 8 and 10, to determine their situation nine months after graduation. The students surveyed attended one of the following third-level institutions: Dublin City University, University of Limerick, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College … Continue reading New data reveals increasing employment opportunities for university graduates

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

New apprenticeships to help address skills shortage in tech sector

Two new technology apprenticeships (NFQ Level 6) will start in 2018, the latest addition to the growing roster of professional apprenticeships, as devised by SOLAS and the Apprenticeship Council, with the support of industry and FIT Ltd (Fast Track into Information Technology). The ICT Associate Professional Software Developer and ICT Associate Professional Network Engineer apprenticeships are two-year programmes supported by National Education & Training Boards and … Continue reading New apprenticeships to help address skills shortage in tech sector

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Video Interviews – what are they and how should I prepare?

Sinéad English of Hilt, a career management services company, writes about what video interviews actually involve, what the common misconceptions and mistakes are and how you can best prepare.   Q: So, what do over 40% of all graduate recruiters including Musgrave, Bank of Ireland, Paddy Power, Ornua, Boston Scientific, Oracle, Dell, IBEC Global Graduates, Enterprise Ireland, Zurich, Accenture, PepsiCo, Tesco, Kerry Group and just about every large … Continue reading Video Interviews – what are they and how should I prepare?

How to prepare for an interview with a tech company

3 top tips from the #1 best place to work in Ireland – Workday Understand what the company is looking for Workday’s enterprise cloud applications for finance and HR are disrupting the global software industry. We have a 97% customer satisfaction rating, the highest of any major enterprise software provider. Workday currently has the most openings for Software Development Engineers and our Development and Engineering … Continue reading How to prepare for an interview with a tech company

How AHEAD graduate placements are working to bridge the disability employment gap

The WAM (Willing Able Mentoring) Programme is run by AHEAD, (Association for Higher Education Access & Disability), an organisation that works to promote full access to further and higher education and the world of work for people with disabilities. There is almost a 30 percent employment gap between people with disabilities and those without according to the 2011 census.  The WAM programme is one way … Continue reading How AHEAD graduate placements are working to bridge the disability employment gap

How to make the most of the Graduate Careers Fair

The Graduate Careers Fair is a great way to meet recruiters, find out more about employers and industries, and hunt for jobs. Having top employers under one roof is an invaluable opportunity; where you can have face to face conversations and get in depth information on careers and application processes. However, careers fairs can be overwhelming! We’ve put together our tips on how to get organised to … Continue reading How to make the most of the Graduate Careers Fair