Why we created gradireland Live! (and why we hope it will change careers fairs forever)

The impetus to create gradireland Live! came from our desire to confront some pretty fundamental challenges that students face in their graduate career decision-making process. The world of work has changed but the language of careers has not. The number of job titles and types these days is baffling to even the most experienced careers adviser. Students are peppered with data from all angles, but … Continue reading Why we created gradireland Live! (and why we hope it will change careers fairs forever)

Here’s why professional apprenticeships are an alternative to college

Sandra Harvey Graham of the Insurance Institute of Ireland writes on why the recently expanded apprenticeship schemes represent an excellent opportunity for both jobseekers and industry. “I can’t get a job without experience. But I can’t get experience without a job.” Sound familiar? If you’re a graduate in Ireland or a first time jobseeker, the chances are you’ve said these words. The difficulty for many employers is … Continue reading Here’s why professional apprenticeships are an alternative to college