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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

gradireland Graduate Salary and Graduate Recruitment Trends Survey 2020

We are delighted to announce the publication of our gradireland Graduate Salary and Graduate Recruitment Trends Survey for 2020. This is the 14th edition of this piece of research, which reveals key insights into graduate salary and graduate recruitment trends from employers throughout Ireland. In line with trends for several years now, graduate salaries continue to rise, and currently stand at an average of €31,938, … Continue reading gradireland Graduate Salary and Graduate Recruitment Trends Survey 2020

Ireland’s award-winning careers fair goes virtual – Here’s why you should be there!

With the graduate recruitment drive of 2020 being like no other that has gone before, employers’ diaries are likely filling up with an increasing number of virtual careers fairs. While careers fairs have traditionally played a fundamental role in the graduate recruitment process, they can be costly and time-consuming for employers to attend and there is a limit to the number of applicants, with no opportunity for employers to screen for suitable candidates. Continue reading Ireland’s award-winning careers fair goes virtual – Here’s why you should be there!

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gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards 2020

For us at gradireland, the gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards are one of the highlights of our year. The build-up to the day itself is hectic, but there is always a tremendous sense of excitement and anticipation. It is an evening where we celebrate all the hard work and achievements within the graduate recruitment space on the island of Ireland with our clients and AHECS partners.  … Continue reading gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards 2020

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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