5 Reasons why you should attend the Graduate Careers Fair

Ireland’s Official Graduate Careers Fair is taking place on Wednesday 3rd October 2018 in the RDS Simmonscourt. This event is your opportunity to meet leading employers, course providers, careers advisors and find out all the opportunities available to you! Still not convinced? We have put together five reasons why you should attend Ireland’s largest graduate careers event! It’s Ireland’s Official and Best* Graduate Careers Fair Whether … Continue reading 5 Reasons why you should attend the Graduate Careers Fair

Ireland’s largest ever student survey reveals rising student optimism

    October 1st sees the publication of the 12th annual edition of Ireland’s 100 leading graduate employers. Ahead of the launch, we take a look at some of the key trends and topics identified by the students surveyed for this publication. For Ireland’s 100 leading graduate employers 2018/2019, gradireland surveyed 14,818 students from 24 HEIs across Ireland. The survey asks students which organisation they … Continue reading Ireland’s largest ever student survey reveals rising student optimism

The gradireland podcast – the Lidl graduate programme

In the fifth episode of the gradireland podcast, we spoke to Evanna McGrath, Lidl’s Graduate Programme Manager, about what graduates can gain from the Lidl graduate programme. Speaking to us at the gradireland Summer Fair this year, she discussed what graduates will learn during the 18-month programme. According to Evanna, the programme is “quite fast paced and you get to see all the different areas … Continue reading The gradireland podcast – the Lidl graduate programme

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The gradireland podcast – graduate careers in PR

In the fourth episode of The gradireland podcast, we spoke to the Chief Executive of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland, Dr. Martina Byrne, about PR in the digital media landscape and how to kickstart your career in PR. Martina discussed how digital media has become another “tool” for PR professionals to utilise in the right circumstances. “It’s absolutely ideal for certain circumstances and reaching … Continue reading The gradireland podcast – graduate careers in PR

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The gradireland podcast – interview and employability skills

In the third episode of the gradireland podcast, we spoke to Sinéad English, the founder of Hilt, and Tara Walsh, Learning and Development Manager at David Meade, about how to improve your interview and employability skills. Sinéad, who is a careers consultant, spoke to students and graduates at the gradireland Summer Fair this year about how to ace an interview. Speaking after the seminar, Sinéad … Continue reading The gradireland podcast – interview and employability skills

The gradireland podcast- how to have a CV building summer

In the second episode of the gradireland podcast, we spoke to Angela Collins, Head of careers in Waterford IT, and Emma Burns from Camp America about how to have a CV building summer. Angela spoke about the transferable skills that students and graduates can develop by working in a summer job, volunteering or going abroad. Angela advises students not to worry about whether their summer … Continue reading The gradireland podcast- how to have a CV building summer

The gradireland podcast – professional styling with Laura Jordan

In the very first gradireland podcast, we spoke to Laura Jordan, owner of Ireland’s only style consultancy firm, Style Savvy. Laura spoke to students and graduates at the gradireland Summer Fair this year about the importance of workplace style and personal branding. The change in how we work and how we are employed over the last 15 years makes image even more important, according to … Continue reading The gradireland podcast – professional styling with Laura Jordan

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Guest blog: Research shows need need for more practical career options

  If you’re looking for alternative path to education, an apprenticeship may be something you want to consider, says Anne Roberts of the Insurance Institute of Ireland. While many young people plan to attend college, it is important to know all your options before you make your final decision. Opportunities for apprenticeships no longer just apply to craft-based jobs such as carpentry, construction or motoring. … Continue reading Guest blog: Research shows need need for more practical career options

Our top tips for making the most out of the gradireland Summer Fair

We’ve put together our top tips for making the most out of next week’s Summer Fair! So have a read to listen to what our events manager Aisling Ní Mhuiri had to say ahead of next week’s fair at the RDS. Keep an open mind Employers hire graduates from all disciplines. So don’t pigeon-hole potential employers – IT companies need marketing, finance and language graduates; … Continue reading Our top tips for making the most out of the gradireland Summer Fair

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Simple tips to live in the now

By Paul Hall, Director in Consulting at Deloitte Paul reveals his top tips to live in the present as part of the Green Ribbon Mental Health Awareness Month, promoting open conversation about mental health. Staying present….. People often ask me how I manage to stay present and in the moment. The short answer is that I am not ALWAYS. I am just like everyone else … Continue reading Simple tips to live in the now