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What can you expect at a virtual careers fair?

Virtual careers fairs (or virtual jobs fairs) are an excellent place to discover some of the opportunities available to you, including options that you have not considered before. Over the course of the pandemic, many careers fairs have moved online, such as gradireland Live, which takes place on 11 March 2021. Despite the change in delivery. Virtual careers fairs serve the same purpose as a physical fair; you can find information and ask questions on graduate programmes, internships, or postgraduate courses. There are also typically … Continue reading What can you expect at a virtual careers fair?

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10 FAQ’s about gradireland Live, answered!

We’ve put together the most commonly asked questions about gradireland Live and answered them right here for you.  By now we hope you’ve heard about our upcoming virtual careers event, gradireland Live, which will take place on 11 March, and why it is a must-attend event if you’re a student or graduate. So let’s find out what it’s all about!  1. Where can I register for gradireland Live?  You can register for gradireland Live at live.gradireland.com. The week before the event, you will receive an event URL via … Continue reading 10 FAQ’s about gradireland Live, answered!

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Virtual careers events v In-person careers events: The key differences

Everything you need to know about online careers fairs and other careers events – from how virtual fairs work to who’s running them. Most students will attend at least one graduate careers fair (sometimes called a jobs fair) during their time at university. Generally held on campus, careers fairs allow you to meet a number of employers, postgraduate course providers and careers advisers all in … Continue reading Virtual careers events v In-person careers events: The key differences

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Virtual Careers Fairs – How to stand out to employers online

Our tips for before, during and after a virtual careers fair, from how to create an eye-catching event profile to how to talk to employers online.  Careers fairs are one of the most significant types of event held on university campuses each year, with many employers and hundreds of students in attendance. While face-to-face events of this size aren’t currently feasible due to the coronavirus and social … Continue reading Virtual Careers Fairs – How to stand out to employers online

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gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards 2020

For us at gradireland, the gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards are one of the highlights of our year. The build-up to the day itself is hectic, but there is always a tremendous sense of excitement and anticipation. It is an evening where we celebrate all the hard work and achievements within the graduate recruitment space on the island of Ireland with our clients and AHECS partners.  … Continue reading gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards 2020

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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

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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

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Shane Hastings : Giving back during Covid-19

Folens digital resources, Cambridge library, Calm, NFL Gamepass, Home School Piano, these are just some of the free services you can avail of during the Covid-19 pandemic and thanks to Shane Hastings, a third year Business Information Systems student in NUIG, you can access all of the free services in one place – https://covid19.shanehastings.eu/ Shane has helpfully broken down the services into categories so whether … Continue reading Shane Hastings : Giving back during Covid-19

External link to gradireland survey: How are third-level students responding to the COVID-19 crisis?

gradireland survey: How are third-level students responding to the COVID-19 crisis?

gradireland conducted a survey to understand how third level students and young people are coping with the national emergency caused by COVID-19. The survey ran for a week from 25th March to 1st April on www.gradireland.com and received 716 individual responses. The large number of participants give us important insights into the morale of third-level students and what their biggest fears and worries are. Importantly, they also told us what support they need from their prospective employers and universities during the national effort against COVID-19.  We found that third level students are taking … Continue reading gradireland survey: How are third-level students responding to the COVID-19 crisis?

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Online assessments – how to improve the process

Both graduate employers as well as students and graduates are familiar with the online assessment element of the application process. Most potential applicants begin their job hunt by applying for their chosen job online, but this is only the start of this section of the application process. Online assessments are becoming an increasingly important part of the application process for employers. Although employers only have … Continue reading Online assessments – how to improve the process