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
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
Interviews can be daunting at the best of times but when faced with a panel of people in front of you, it can be an intimidating setting. There are many types of interviews that you may have to go though before a face-to-face meeting with your potential employer such as a telephone or video interview or even an online psychometric test. In fact, according to … Continue reading Panel interviews on the rise – Learn how to deal with the pressure and be fully prepared
Based on data collected in the annual Global skills gap report, communication is one of the main skills that employers think graduates lack. This data echoes research carried out by gradireland as part of the graduate salary and graduate recruitment trends survey which found that 46% of employers found graduates to be lacking when it came to that specific soft skill. Why is this the … Continue reading The biggest skill gaps and how you can narrow them
Sometimes it’s not just about whether you are the right person for the job but also whether the job is the right one for you. Here’s what to look out for as you consider your options and start to figure out what you want to do when you graduate. When you’re trying to choose the right graduate career, you can either start by looking at … Continue reading How to find the right job for you
Reflecting on becoming the 2019 gradireland National Student Challenge Champion, Conor Galvin talked to gradireland about the day, the challenges and his own career journey. “I was definitely surprised, to be honest I didn’t think that there would be a possibility of me actually winning the competition. When I heard my name, it was quite overwhelming.” The National Student Challenge pitted 60 of Ireland’s top … Continue reading gradireland National Student Challenge Winner 2019
The hardest part of any task is the beginning and when it comes to deciding on a career it’s a minefield. We’re here to help you get over the anxiety of beginning the graduate job hunt by laying out exactly where to start. Knowing you need to make a big decision can have a paralysing effect for some. If you’ve left it late, are beginning … Continue reading The graduate job hunt: Where to start and how to find the career for you
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
Hear from those in the know as well as industry experts on how to make your internship memorable for you and your employer. Congratulations, you’ve got the internship you wanted. Now comes the hard part. It’s one thing to be professional and to do what is expected of you by your managers and supervisors. But it’s another to go beyond that. The ones who go … Continue reading How to make the most of your internship opportunity.
So what is a graduate programme or graduate job? Isn’t it the case that any job done by a graduate is a ‘graduate job’? Well there’s a little bit more to it than that, within the graduate recruitment industry, a graduate job is a very specific thing. Firstly, as you’d expect, it’s a job offered by graduate recruiters – companies large enough to need a … Continue reading What is a graduate programme and why should you do one?