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

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Podcast #2: Getting your Career Started with Paul McClatchie

gradireland are pleased to continue our brand-new series of podcasts looking at the student and graduate landscape from the perspective of those who matter most – the students and graduates. In the second episode of the series we talk to Paul McClatchie CEO of Engage People. Paul founded Engage People in 2016 after more than 15 years in recruitment at various levels with industry leading … Continue reading Podcast #2: Getting your Career Started with Paul McClatchie

Top transferable skills you need to have

Every recent graduate is looking to gain an edge in the job market. There are many elements which can help you stand out such as learning a second language or doing an internship. These will stand out on a CV, but they can also be major undertakings. There are other ways to make yourself stand out from the crowd and be an attractive proposition for employers. Having key transferable skills … Continue reading Top transferable skills you need to have

The biggest skill gaps and how you can narrow them

Based on data collected in the annual Global skills gap report, communication is one of the main skills that employers think graduates lack. This data echoes research carried out by gradireland as part of the graduate salary and graduate recruitment trends survey which found that 46% of employers found graduates to be lacking when it came to that specific soft skill. Why is this the … Continue reading The biggest skill gaps and how you can narrow them

Guest blog: My career in audit

Niall Ralph, Audit Associate with RSM, talks about his experiences on the firm’s graduate programme to date. Work, play and travel I work in RSM’s audit department, which provides services to clients across a wide range of sectors including hospitality, manufacturing, financial services, aircraft leasing and not-for-profit. As an audit associate there is great variety in my day-to-day activities. An average day can include attending … Continue reading Guest blog: My career in audit

5 Reasons why you should attend the Graduate Careers Fair

Ireland’s Official Graduate Careers Fair is taking place on Wednesday 2nd October 2019 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

gradireland Breakfast Masterclass Series-Talent Development Trends

The latest in the gradireland series of Breakfast Masterclasses was held in Dublin’s Gibson Hotel on Friday May 10th. Entitled ‘Talent Development Trends-design, delivery and data’ the event brought together over 100 of Ireland’s leading graduate recruiters to discuss this particularly topical subject. gradireland were thrilled to partner with the Irish Institute of Training & Development (IITD) on the content for this Masterclass, which was … Continue reading gradireland Breakfast Masterclass Series-Talent Development Trends

gradireland National Student Challenge Winner 2019

Reflecting on becoming the 2019 gradireland National Student Challenge Champion, Conor Galvin talked to gradireland about the day, the challenges and his own career journey. “I was definitely surprised, to be honest I didn’t think that there would be a possibility of me actually winning the competition. When I heard my name, it was quite overwhelming.” The National Student Challenge pitted 60 of Ireland’s top … Continue reading gradireland National Student Challenge Winner 2019