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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

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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

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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’

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How to make the most of your internship opportunity.

Some of our top tips on making the sort of impression that will ensure your internship is remembered by your employer for all the right reasons. 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 … Continue reading How to make the most of your internship opportunity.

gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards 2018: Shortlist announced

The countdown to the 2018 gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards begins in earnest today with the announcement of the shortlists for the event in the Round Room of Dublin’s Mansion House.  These awards, kindly sponsored by the Irish Management Institute, are the main industry recognition event for graduate recruiters in Ireland and last year attracted over 550 guests to the spectacular gala awards evening, which was attended … Continue reading gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards 2018: Shortlist announced

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gradireland National Student Challenge – A day to impress

by Caroline McAniff, Head of Recruitment and Employer Branding, EY. The world is changing We are in the fourth industrial revolution.  Macro-economic trends and tech advances, including smart devices and artificial intelligence, are altering business, industries, professions and jobs at an unprecedented rate.  The disruption for professionals is real, in a world where up to five million jobs may actually cease to exist.  Scary stuff! Also the … Continue reading gradireland National Student Challenge – A day to impress