Your virtual careers fair checklist

Preparing for a careers fair is just as important as attending on the day. With so much on offer and lots of information available, you need to be ready to seize the day. With this in mind, we have created a checklist to help you prepare for our gradireland Graduate Careers Fair on 01 October 2021. 1. Register or update your profile Your event profile … Continue reading Your virtual careers fair checklist

If you don’t have a graduate programme, don’t worry!

There is so much focus on graduate programmes that it can feel like they are the only options available to you. Of course, this is not true, only the minority of graduates start their career this way, and there are plenty of other options. So, you may ask what are these other options? Well, there are many, but here’s a few to get you started: … Continue reading If you don’t have a graduate programme, don’t worry!

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Starting your career in uncertain times

2020 was a year of turmoil for many, and, for more reasons than one! Thankfully now we are almost one year on, and we have all adapted to the practicalities of remote learning, working and communicating. We have also come to realise that despite the level of economic uncertainty, many companies are still hiring. Yes, there are many changes to the hiring process, but with … Continue reading Starting your career in uncertain times

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Career Discovery week insights: My life as an Aldi Area Manager

We talk to Rachel O’Connor and Abigail Cronin about why mixing a rewarding and demanding job with your other passions in life is part and parcel of what makes life tick for Aldi’s Area Managers.  “She shoots, she scores!” Rachael O’Connor, Area Manager There hasn’t been a dull moment since I joined Aldi as part of the Aldi Graduate Area Manager programme. No two days … Continue reading Career Discovery week insights: My life as an Aldi Area Manager

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Career Discovery week insights: My Aldi Graduate Training Experience

We talk to Cian O’Connor and Donal Wrynn about what makes them tick in an out of the workplace as they undergo Aldi’s graduate management training programme.  “You’ve got to have your head in the game” Cian O’Connor, Area Manager in training My decision to return to college to pursue an MSc in Management and Marketing required a huge leap of faith. Initially I was … Continue reading Career Discovery week insights: My Aldi Graduate Training Experience

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Career Discovery week insights: Guidewire

‘I’ve felt part of everything at Guidewire from the very start’ Snehal Bhatia, a software consultant with Guidewire talks about her career with the technology company, why it matches her values and how her career has allowed her to take on new and exciting challenges. What’s your current job at Guidewire and, if there is a typical day/week, what would it involve? I am currently … Continue reading Career Discovery week insights: Guidewire

How to network and plan for the future: Part 2

In the first part of our interview with Ntsoaki, we discussed how you can network now that we can no longer meet face-to-face and best practises when it comes to trying to connect with people via LinkedIn.  Following on from that conversation, here are some tips on how to plan for the future despite the current uncertainties as to what shape that might take.   The modern CV  With the increasing … Continue reading How to network and plan for the future: Part 2

The benefits of furthering your career through part-time study

Helen Brown of UL writes on what benefits you can gain by part-time study, and how it can help you work towards both your educational and career goals. Do you want to gain a qualification to get that promotion? Do you need to up-skill to stay abreast of technology? Feel like a change of career direction? Well the good news is that there has never … Continue reading The benefits of furthering your career through part-time study

How to network and plan for the future: Part 1

Connecting and interacting with people virtually in both a personal and professional capacity has become the new norm. So, in this new normal how can students and graduates’ network, grow their connections and plan for the future post Covid-19?  gradireland editor Ruairi Kavanagh talked to Ntsoaki Phakoe-McKevitt, careers coach at Dublin Business School, to find out.  Normal life has been turned upside down for everyone but for students and graduates who were preparing for their future, … Continue reading How to network and plan for the future: Part 1

Podcast #7: The recruitment process in a remote world, with Sinead English

Sinead English, of career consultancy Hilt (www.wearehilt.com), speaks to gradireland editor Ruairi Kavanagh about the application and recruitment process in a remote world. From assessing CV’s, to conducting virtual assessments and how to perform in a video interview, Sinead has plenty of good advice for recruiters, students and graduate job seekers. Get in touch with Sinead on LinkedIn at: www.linkedin.com/in/sineadenglish/ For the latest careers advice, job … Continue reading Podcast #7: The recruitment process in a remote world, with Sinead English