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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

External link to gradireland survey: How are third-level students responding to the COVID-19 crisis?

gradireland survey: How are third-level students responding to the COVID-19 crisis?

gradireland conducted a survey to understand how third level students and young people are coping with the national emergency caused by COVID-19. The survey ran for a week from 25th March to 1st April on www.gradireland.com and received 716 individual responses. The large number of participants give us important insights into the morale of third-level students and what their biggest fears and worries are. Importantly, they also told us what support they need from their prospective employers and universities during the national effort against COVID-19.  We found that third level students are taking … Continue reading gradireland survey: How are third-level students responding to the COVID-19 crisis?

What you need to know from the gradireland Salary Survey 2019

What is the gradireland Graduate Salary & Graduate Recruitment Trends Survey? It is the official survey of graduate starting salaries and recruitment trends in Ireland. The survey provides employers with a snapshot of the current graduate recruitment landscape and in-depth data on trends in graduate assessment, comparative annual data across sectors, graduate starting salaries by sector and scale and vacancies by sector and salary. The … Continue reading What you need to know from the gradireland Salary Survey 2019

Dealing with problematic candidates

During the recruitment and selection process, it’s no surprise to be confronted with something that you don’t expect. Recruiters experience it frequently, from spectacularly ill-prepared or over-prepared candidates to those who have essentially lied on their CV to earn an interview. While screening calls and CV scrutiny can root out most of the timewasters in the process, there is a certain percentage who will present … Continue reading Dealing with problematic candidates

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

Keeping your early stage talent engaged

While talent attraction and retention are two of the most common challenges facing graduate recruiters today, employee engagement is another growing imperative in terms of both helping to guarantee retention and improve productivity. So, what are some of the most successful tactics in keeping early-stage employees engaged and motivated in their work? Support For graduate recruits, knowing that someone has their back and is willing … Continue reading Keeping your early stage talent engaged

Improving your graduate brand

The gradireland Graduate Salary & Recruitment Trends Survey 2019 found that 63% of employers cited competition for graduate talent from other employers as the biggest challenge they face when filling their graduate vacancies. Employers all over Ireland are trying to bridge this gap and one of the main methods of doing so is by focusing on building your employer brand amongst this very specific audience … Continue reading Improving your graduate brand

How to write a winning submission

Having won Best Exhibition at the Event Industry Awards in 2016, 2018 and 2019 for our gradireland Graduate Careers Fair, we asked Fiona Doherty our Senior Marketing Executive in gradireland for her tips for writing a winning submission. Get organised First things first, read the submission guidelines, read it again…. and again. Once you have read the guidelines a few times make a couple of notes: … Continue reading How to write a winning submission

Evolution to An Award Winning Programme

No matter what stage your graduate programme is at, there is an almost constant need to see if it is it delivering for the business in terms of attracting the right people and delivering the overall business objectives. We talked to Siobháin Scanlon, Early Careers Manager with food retailer Musgrave, who has spearheaded the transformation of their graduate programme, leading to considerable rewards for the … Continue reading Evolution to An Award Winning Programme