Five ways to make the most out of the gradireland Summer Fair

The official gradireland Summer Careers Fair is taking place on Wednesday 8th June from 11am – 5pm in the RDS Simmonscourt. Ireland’s top graduate employers will be in attendance, actively recruiting students and graduates in a whole range of disciplines. In preparation for the Summer Fair our team have put together five tips to help you make the most out of the event! Use the Jobs Wall There will be … Continue reading Five ways to make the most out of the gradireland Summer Fair

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

‘Events like GRADchances IT are vital,’ says graduate who landed Intel job

The team at gradireland are always delighted to hear feedback from students and graduates after our careers events, so you can imagine how happy we were when a student who attended the GRADchances IT got in touch to let our team know that he had landed a job with one of the world’s most influential IT companies. On the 28th January 2014, Waterford IT student Sohail Muhammad attended the GRADchances IT event … Continue reading ‘Events like GRADchances IT are vital,’ says graduate who landed Intel job

A day in the life of a graduate distiller

Karen Cotter outlines her journey and experiences as part of the Jameson Graduate Distiller Programme. About My name is Karen. I am currently working as a Graduate Distiller with Jameson.  I studied process & chemical engineering at UCC. During the third and fourth year of my course I had to do a 6 month placement. I was really lucky to get a placement at Midleton Distilleries in … Continue reading A day in the life of a graduate distiller

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

Irish education: What’s the score?

With studies giving contradictory conclusions on Ireland’s educational performance, questions remain about the quality of education at a time when the Irish economy needs to complement its return to growth with skilled jobs, writes Fergal Browne. At the recent Irish Economic Policy Conference 2015 in the Institute of Banking, work by Tony Fahey (UCD) entitled “Family and Fertility in Ireland: A Human Capital Perspective” highlighted both positive … Continue reading Irish education: What’s the score?

Considering a postgrad and worried about costs? Continental Europe may offer the solution

With fees to do postgraduate courses at universities in Ireland and the United Kingdom remaining high, continental European universities are increasingly attractive not just for those searching for adventure but for those with limited budgets, writes Fergal Browne. Nearly 900 degree programmes are available in English in universities across continental Europe with the majority in countries with no or low tuition fees. Grants to incentivise … Continue reading Considering a postgrad and worried about costs? Continental Europe may offer the solution