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Virtual careers fairs 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 fairs 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

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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

What is a work placement and is it right for me?

Trying to gain experience before embarking on a career post-graduation can be difficult, but there are options out there. Depending on how far you are into your course and how far ahead you are planning, there are options for everyone in the form of volunteering, internships and work placements. Work placements can be a great way to get hands-on experience in a field which you … Continue reading What is a work placement and is it right for me?

How to get the most out of Assessment Centres

Assessment centres are a great way for employers to test various competencies from a vast array of candidates. They help to give an overall picture of a candidate and how they might fit into your organisation. How can you make the most of an assessment centre and when is the appropriate time to use one? We talked to Ciara Holohan, Occupational Psychology consultant at Aon’s Assessment … Continue reading How to get the most out of Assessment Centres