Why should you attend gradireland Live?

Maybe you got an email from us or got told by a friend to get a ticket… either way you’ve registered for gradireland Live, but perhaps aren’t sure what it is and what you’ve signed up for. Rest easy, we’re here to explain what’s happening on the day and how to make the most of it! The day itself is all about taking time for … Continue reading Why should you attend gradireland Live?

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Pros and pitfalls of the ‘gig’ economy

The ‘gig’ economy has gradually gained traction in Irish society and thousands of people are taking the opportunity to choose their own working hours, and of course as a way to earn extra money. It’s an area that’s obviously particularly attractive to students, as they can balance study with flexible working hours. According to Collins dictionary, the gig economy is “an economy in which there … Continue reading Pros and pitfalls of the ‘gig’ economy

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Two potential questions to ask at the end of your interview

So you’ve just spent the last 45 minutes being grilled about your qualifications and your work experience and you may think the interview is coming to an end, but there’s one final obstacle ahead. If this is your very first interview, you’re about to be hit with something you may not expect. The dreaded ‘have you got any questions for us?’ Those of you who … Continue reading Two potential questions to ask at the end of your interview

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Getting Future Ready: Design Thinking & Your Career

At the 2018 gradireland Graduate Career Fair, we hosted a panel discussion with Glanbia employees who had recently worked on the company’s Spark initiative, which focuses on the concept of design thinking. Chaired by gradireland Director Mark Mitchell, the discussion focused on how graduates can prepare for future trends in problem solving, creativity and innovation, using Glanbia’s experiences as an example. Essentially, design thinking is … Continue reading Getting Future Ready: Design Thinking & Your Career

5 Reasons why you should attend the Graduate Careers Fair

Ireland’s Official Graduate Careers Fair is taking place on Wednesday 3rd October 2018 in the RDS Simmonscourt. This event is your opportunity to meet leading employers, course providers, careers advisors and find out all the opportunities available to you! Still not convinced? We have put together five reasons why you should attend Ireland’s largest graduate careers event! It’s Ireland’s Official and Best* Graduate Careers Fair Whether … Continue reading 5 Reasons why you should attend the Graduate Careers Fair

Ireland’s largest ever student survey reveals rising student optimism

    October 1st sees the publication of the 12th annual edition of Ireland’s 100 leading graduate employers. Ahead of the launch, we take a look at some of the key trends and topics identified by the students surveyed for this publication. For Ireland’s 100 leading graduate employers 2018/2019, gradireland surveyed 14,818 students from 24 HEIs across Ireland. The survey asks students which organisation they … Continue reading Ireland’s largest ever student survey reveals rising student optimism

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The gradireland podcast – interview and employability skills

In the third episode of the gradireland podcast, we spoke to Sinéad English, the founder of Hilt, and Tara Walsh, Learning and Development Manager at David Meade, about how to improve your interview and employability skills. Sinéad, who is a careers consultant, spoke to students and graduates at the gradireland Summer Fair this year about how to ace an interview. Speaking after the seminar, Sinéad … Continue reading The gradireland podcast – interview and employability skills

The gradireland podcast- how to have a CV building summer

In the second episode of the gradireland podcast, we spoke to Angela Collins, Head of careers in Waterford IT, and Emma Burns from Camp America about how to have a CV building summer. Angela spoke about the transferable skills that students and graduates can develop by working in a summer job, volunteering or going abroad. Angela advises students not to worry about whether their summer … Continue reading The gradireland podcast- how to have a CV building summer

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

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New book: ‘1000 Years of Careers Advice’

Paul Murphy, author of the recently published book ‘1000 Years of Careers Advice’, which contains 370+ pages of tips and career advice, writes on what some of the top tips he uncovered are. The below is just a small cross-section of some the advice in the book. The book interviews 100 graduates 10 years on from university about their career paths and imparts their advice … Continue reading New book: ‘1000 Years of Careers Advice’