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

Take care of your mental health: simple tips on how to live in the moment

By Paul Hall, Director in Consulting at Deloitte Paul reveals his top tips to live in the present as part of the Green Ribbon Mental Health Awareness Month, promoting open conversation about mental health. Staying present….. People often ask me how I manage to stay present and in the moment. The short answer is that I am not ALWAYS. I am just like everyone else … Continue reading Take care of your mental health: simple tips on how to live in the moment

What is a graduate programme and why should you do one?

So what is a graduate programme or graduate job? Isn’t it the case that any job done by a graduate is a ‘graduate job’? Well there’s a little bit more to it than that, within the graduate recruitment industry, a graduate job is a very specific thing. Firstly, as you’d expect, it’s a job offered by graduate recruiters – companies large enough to need a … Continue reading What is a graduate programme and why should you do one?

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

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

How to make the most of gradireland Live!

With over 77 employers and postgraduate providers in attendance, and 1900 jobs advertised, there is plenty going on at the RDS tomorrow whether you’re looking for THAT job or the right course to guide you towards your ideal career. But there’s a lot more happening besides, from mentoring and seminars to hands on coaching sessions. Let’s take a look at what’s going on and how … Continue reading How to make the most of gradireland Live!

Making the most of your internship

According to the 2017 gradireland Graduate Salary & Recruitment Trends Survey (coming soon) over 75% of businesses said they offer work experience or internships to college students. Also, 66% of students surveyed by gradireland saying they had completed work experience or an internship. We take a look at the internship experience from the perspective of a pre-final year student. By Hannah Kelly.  “Internships give students a taste of … Continue reading Making the most of your internship

5 questions to ask a potential employer

Careers events represent a fantastic opportunity to meet and ask questions of potential employers. Many employers also bring graduates who are currently on their graduate programmes to attend their stand, so you can ask them what life inside these companies is really like! These conversations are unbelievable opportunities for networking, and can help you decide on future career paths or give you that nugget of … Continue reading 5 questions to ask a potential employer

gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards 2017

2017 gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards recognises work of graduate recruiters as career opportunities continue to grow for students. April 27th 2017 saw the 11th gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards held at Dublin’s Mansion House, a gala event for almost 600 of the country’s graduate recruiters, talent developers and industry stakeholders. As always, the awards were held in partnership with the Association of Higher Education Careers Services (AHECS) and … Continue reading gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards 2017

Choosing the right graduate employer

Picking a graduate employer is one of your first big decisions in life so you need to be rational, thoughtful and well prepared. To get the best start to your graduate career you need to think about the kind of place where you will fit in. Even within a single career area, employers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and they offer a … Continue reading Choosing the right graduate employer