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

Podcast #9: Finding your resolve in 2021 with John Slattery

gradireland editor Ruairi Kavanagh talks to John Slattery, founder of Inspo (www.inspo.ie) and Rise Wellness(www.risewellness.ie) about the importance of finding resolve and direction in 2021 as you seek to graduate from college in these challenging times or take the first step on your career journey. Visit the gradireland audio channel for more episodes Continue reading Podcast #9: Finding your resolve in 2021 with John Slattery

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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

‘Be the change you want to see’

Crischelle Pana is a software consultant at Guidewire, as part of the company’s graduate programme. Crischelle talks to gradireland about her experiences of life at Guidewire, her job seeking journey, how the application process works, and she also gives advice to those interested in a similar career. What do you do in your daily role and what function does it play in terms of the … Continue reading ‘Be the change you want to see’

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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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Podcast #8: Critical thinking and your career with Fiona Fennell

gradireland editor Ruairi Kavanagh talks to Fiona Fennell, founder of the STEM consultancy Think4Purpose about graduate careers in STEM and the value of thinking differently in terms of your career. Think4Purpose helps STEM professionals integrate what is known with how to think collectively for the purpose of learning why. Visit the gradireland audio channel for more episodes Continue reading Podcast #8: Critical thinking and your career with Fiona Fennell

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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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gradireland Career Discovery week: A virtual world of opportunity

We all know the changes that have taken place in the world and the uncertainty that now exists. However, one thing remains a constant – talented students and graduates will always be in demand and pipelines will always need to be generated. At gradireland we have been working hard, in close partnership with careers services and employers, to continue to provide solutions and opportunities to engage with students and graduates to provide them with the information they need to … Continue reading gradireland Career Discovery week: A virtual world of opportunity