Podcast#5: Motivation in a time of crisis-with John Slattery

John Slattery, founder of Inspo, talks to gradireland editor Ruairi Kavanagh about developing resilience and dealing with challenges in these unprecedented times. John talks about the value of compassion, motivation and doing something for others during the Covid-19 crisis, with particular advice for employers and those in HR about how they can manage teams and maintain their focus while dealing with uncertainty. Due to the … Continue reading Podcast#5: Motivation in a time of crisis-with John Slattery

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Employers still hiring despite COVID-19 uncertainty

You will have no doubt read about uncertainty in the job market and the thousands of jobs being lost. There are a lot of comparisons to the financial crash of 2008 but unlike that time, there is a huge demand remaining for roles in certain industries ranging from technology to retail, logistics, engineering and science, to name just a few. Below we have highlighted specific … Continue reading Employers still hiring despite COVID-19 uncertainty

Podcast #4: Changing Direction With Susan Clandillon

Ruairi Kavanagh, gradireland editor, talks to Susan Clandillon about following your career passion and not being afraid to take a risk and change direction. Susan worked in public affairs and communications in Ireland, Belgium and the UK for six years before returning to college to study sustainable fashion, a path that is close to her heart and where her real interest now lies. She talks … Continue reading Podcast #4: Changing Direction With Susan Clandillon

What you need to know from the gradireland Salary Survey 2019

What is the gradireland Graduate Salary & Graduate Recruitment Trends Survey? It is the official survey of graduate starting salaries and recruitment trends in Ireland. The survey provides employers with a snapshot of the current graduate recruitment landscape and in-depth data on trends in graduate assessment, comparative annual data across sectors, graduate starting salaries by sector and scale and vacancies by sector and salary. The … Continue reading What you need to know from the gradireland Salary Survey 2019

How to add impact to your CV when you have no experience

About to create your CV but don’t know where to start because you don’t have any work experience? Don’t panic! This is a common scenario for many people who are leaving full-time education or are seeking their first full-time job. There is plenty of information that you can include in your CV to demonstrate that you will be an excellent employee — even if it … Continue reading How to add impact to your CV when you have no experience

What is a work placement and is it right for me?

Trying to gain experience before embarking on a career post-graduation can be difficult, but there are options out there. Depending on how far you are into your course and how far ahead you are planning, there are options for everyone in the form of volunteering, internships and work placements. Work placements can be a great way to get hands-on experience in a field which you … Continue reading What is a work placement and is it right for me?

Dealing with problematic candidates

During the recruitment and selection process, it’s no surprise to be confronted with something that you don’t expect. Recruiters experience it frequently, from spectacularly ill-prepared or over-prepared candidates to those who have essentially lied on their CV to earn an interview. While screening calls and CV scrutiny can root out most of the timewasters in the process, there is a certain percentage who will present … Continue reading Dealing with problematic candidates

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