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

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

Presentation and communication skills

You need to be able to express yourself concisely to impress graduate recruiters, but you also need to be a good listener and be confident enough to ask questions. Communication is more of a package than an individual skill: Communication is not just what you say; it is also how you present yourself. Being able to phrase the right questions is an important skill. Not … Continue reading Presentation and communication skills

Graduate skills and the labour market

In a recent Irish Times postgraduate study supplement, Brian Mooney wrote on the how graduates are future-proofing their skillsets with a postgraduate qualification, while also making some interesting points about growing congruence between popular sectors of employment. The article says that while many undergraduates are expecting to secure employment directly after graduation, they may be confronted with the fact that they do not have all … Continue reading Graduate skills and the labour market

gradireland Breakfast Masterclass January 2019

On Wednesday January 23rd, gradireland held their latest Breakfast Masterclass at Dublin’s Alex Hotel, which focused on the issue of  ‘unconscious bias’. The topic was explored in the context of graduate recruitment in terms of what it is, why we’re all prone to it to some extent and how we can combat it in the workplace. After an introduction by gradireland Director Mark Mitchell, the … Continue reading gradireland Breakfast Masterclass January 2019

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

Interview: gradireland NSC winner 2018

gradireland took the chance to sit down with the winner of the National Student Challenge 2018, Ceithleann Ní Chonluain, to ask her about winning the challenge, what it means for her CV and what tips she would have future challengers? “When I was announced as winner, it wasn’t just surprise, it was total shock,” says Ceithleann, a few days after being announced as the winner … Continue reading Interview: gradireland NSC winner 2018

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)