What is a graduate programme?

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?

How to land an internship with a large graduate employer

Large graduate employers often take on interns too. We’ve put together what the benefits of internships with large employers are and how to find vacancies. Do well as an intern for an employer that also runs a graduate scheme and you could significantly increase your chances of being hired there when you finish university. Even if you don’t end up working there permanently, you will … Continue reading How to land an internship with a large graduate employer

Top students to shine at this year’s National Student Challenge

The 5th annual gradireland National Student Challenge is taking place next Wednesday 23rd March in UCD , welcoming Ireland’s best and brightest students, to meet challenges set by leading graduate employers. Over 50 of Ireland’s brightest students, who performed best in gradireland’s online test, which gauged whether they had the skills qualities employers are looking for. These students will then be given the opportunity to meet Ireland’s … Continue reading Top students to shine at this year’s National Student Challenge

Employers seeking language skills at major jobs fair

Wednesday 17th February sees the return of the GRADchances Language Fair to the RDS Dublin, from 12 – 4pm. This event brings together some of Ireland’s largest and most influential employers who are currently recruiting students and graduates with languages. Lack of skills amongst graduate recruits is one of the biggest challenges facing recruiters today. Each of the attending companies are actively recruiting students with languages including; German, French, Portuguese, … Continue reading Employers seeking language skills at major jobs fair

An unmissable event for IT students and graduates

The gradireland GRADchances IT event showcases the skills of students and the needs of employers in a vibrant and growing tech-sector. This event will be held on January 27th in Dublin City Centre, with 100 specially selected students and six major technology employers present. The annual IT event run by gradireland brings together pre-selected, soon-to-be graduate or just graduated, IT students with employers eager to promote their businesses and graduate programmes. … Continue reading An unmissable event for IT students and graduates

How to ‘follow up’ your careers fair contacts

Last week saw the biggest, busiest and brightest gradireland Graduate Careers Fair yet at the RDS, so if you made it down, thanks for helping make it such a great event! If you found it informative, inspiring and interesting you’re in good company, we’ve received plenty of positive feedback from employers, students and graduates. So, if you met an employer, or employers, at the fair, what do … Continue reading How to ‘follow up’ your careers fair contacts

How to make the most out of the gradireland Graduate Careers Fair

Careers Fairs are an amazing opportunity for students and young professionals to get the ‘inside scoop’ of a company, the opportunities they have available for graduates, the sectors in which they are interested in hiring as well as a view to working life within the company. Preparation is key when it comes to career fairs! Here are some helpful tips for the day of the … Continue reading How to make the most out of the gradireland Graduate Careers Fair

A new face to guide you through the 2016 gradireland/postgradireland directory

It’s a hectic time here in gradireland, and this week the first two of our range of titles for 2016 have been sent off to the printers. Along with the 2016 Finance Sector Guide, we are very happy to send our 304 page, bigger and better, gradireland and postgradireland directory to print. To help you guide you through the various sections, whether it be job hunting tips, career … Continue reading A new face to guide you through the 2016 gradireland/postgradireland directory

How to express yourself with confidence in an interview

Confident communication skills help us to make and maintain good connections. They are essential for securing a job and vital traits once you are employed. Each year the gradireland Graduate Salary & Recruitment Trends Survey reveals communication to be one of the core areas of concern for employers when it comes to graduate recruits. In an interview situation, nerves and stress can be a factor, no matter … Continue reading How to express yourself with confidence in an interview

‘Interview in style’: Tips and tricks of dressing to impress for interviews and the workplace

Laura Jordan of Stylesavvy.ie advises female graduates on the best interview and workplace dress tips. Check out her tips for the guys here Interview dressing is the holy grail of outfit choosing; what you wear really does matter. Workwear in general can be tricky, but the time to hit the nail on the head is when you are trying to get the job in the first place. Your image reflects … Continue reading ‘Interview in style’: Tips and tricks of dressing to impress for interviews and the workplace