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.

How to get the most out of Assessment Centres

Assessment centres are a great way for employers to test various competencies from a vast array of candidates. They help to give an overall picture of a candidate and how they might fit into your organisation. How can you make the most of an assessment centre and when is the appropriate time to use one? We talked to Ciara Holohan, Occupational Psychology consultant at Aon’s Assessment … Continue reading How to get the most out of Assessment Centres

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Podcast #2: Getting your Career Started with Paul McClatchie

gradireland are pleased to continue our brand-new series of podcasts looking at the student and graduate landscape from the perspective of those who matter most – the students and graduates. In the second episode of the series we talk to Paul McClatchie CEO of Engage People. Paul founded Engage People in 2016 after more than 15 years in recruitment at various levels with industry leading … Continue reading Podcast #2: Getting your Career Started with Paul McClatchie

Keeping your early stage talent engaged

While talent attraction and retention are two of the most common challenges facing graduate recruiters today, employee engagement is another growing imperative in terms of both helping to guarantee retention and improve productivity. So, what are some of the most successful tactics in keeping early-stage employees engaged and motivated in their work? Support For graduate recruits, knowing that someone has their back and is willing … Continue reading Keeping your early stage talent engaged

Improving your graduate brand

The gradireland Graduate Salary & Recruitment Trends Survey 2019 found that 63% of employers cited competition for graduate talent from other employers as the biggest challenge they face when filling their graduate vacancies. Employers all over Ireland are trying to bridge this gap and one of the main methods of doing so is by focusing on building your employer brand amongst this very specific audience … Continue reading Improving your graduate brand

How to write a winning submission

Having won Best Exhibition at the Event Industry Awards in 2016, 2018 and 2019 for our gradireland Graduate Careers Fair, we asked Fiona Doherty our Senior Marketing Executive in gradireland for her tips for writing a winning submission. Get organised First things first, read the submission guidelines, read it again…. and again. Once you have read the guidelines a few times make a couple of notes: … Continue reading How to write a winning submission

Evolution to An Award Winning Programme

No matter what stage your graduate programme is at, there is an almost constant need to see if it is it delivering for the business in terms of attracting the right people and delivering the overall business objectives. We talked to Siobháin Scanlon, Early Careers Manager with food retailer Musgrave, who has spearheaded the transformation of their graduate programme, leading to considerable rewards for the … Continue reading Evolution to An Award Winning Programme

Podcast #1: Leadership & Culture with Mark Prendergast

gradireland are pleased to announce a brand-new series of podcasts looking at the student and graduate landscape from the point of view of those who matter most – the students and graduates. In the first episode of the series we talk to Mark Prendergast from Prendergast Leadership. Mark founded Prendergast Leadership in 2017 after more than 30 years in the Irish Defence Forces. Mark sat … Continue reading Podcast #1: Leadership & Culture with Mark Prendergast

Gen Z: Why the most technologically savvy graduates want more face to face interaction

It may surprise you to know that Gen Z and your new pool of potential candidates want more human interaction when completing their career decisions. Although the discovery of your brand takes place online, through employee reviews and peer reviews Gen Z are increasingly making their final decisions based on information they receive during face to face interaction at events and other networking opportunities. We … Continue reading Gen Z: Why the most technologically savvy graduates want more face to face interaction