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How to make the most of gradireland Live!

With over 77 employers and postgraduate providers in attendance, and 1900 jobs advertised, there is plenty going on at the RDS tomorrow whether you’re looking for THAT job or the right course to guide you towards your ideal career. But there’s a lot more happening besides, from mentoring and seminars to hands on coaching sessions. Let’s take a look at what’s going on and how … Continue reading How to make the most of gradireland Live!

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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)

How to dress for your interview-a men’s style guide

With four years’ experience as a personal tailoring expert, Damien Egan knows what he’s talking about when it comes for dressing for a professional setting. Here he talks about the dos and don’ts for men when dressing for an interview. So, why is it important for you to put work into choosing what to wear, surely your skills should speak for themselves, right? It only takes about … Continue reading How to dress for your interview-a men’s style guide

Our top tips for making the most out of the gradireland Summer Fair

We’ve put together our top tips for making the most out of next week’s Summer Fair! Keep an open mind Employers hire graduates from any discipline. So don’t pigeon-hole potential employers – IT companies need marketing, finance and language graduates; accountancy firms recruit from any disciplines, you don’t have to be an accountant. Indeed most of the companies at the gradireland Summer Fair recruit from … Continue reading Our top tips for making the most out of the gradireland Summer Fair

5 questions to ask a potential employer

The gradireland Summer Fair is a fantastic opportunity to meet and ask questions of potential employers. Many employers also bring graduates who are currently on their graduate programmes to attend their stand, so you can ask them what life inside these companies is really like! These conversations are unbelievable opportunities for networking, and can help you decide on future career paths or give you that nugget of … Continue reading 5 questions to ask a potential employer

Choosing the right graduate employer

Picking a graduate employer is one of your first big decisions in life so you need to be rational, thoughtful and well prepared. To get the best start to your graduate career you need to think about the kind of place where you will fit in. Even within a single career area, employers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and they offer a … Continue reading Choosing the right graduate employer

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?

Top reasons to look for an internship that has a smaller intake

Don’t limit your internship options by only focusing on larger graduate employers. If you’re looking for an internship experience that allows you to see the effect of your efforts quickly you should consider looking for opportunities with small and medium-sized businesses, typically organisations with fewer than 250 employees. Small, high potential businesses can offer you wide-ranging opportunities to put your talents to good use and … Continue reading Top reasons to look for an internship that has a smaller intake

Where are the graduates of 2015 now? #1

In the first of a series of articles, we’ll be taking a look at where the graduate class of 2015 are, based upon the HEA’s recently released ‘What do graduates do? The class of 2015’. This survey, the 25th of its kind, was published on February 15th and, mostly, points to an optimistic prognosis when it comes to graduate careers in Ireland. Snapshot: There were … Continue reading Where are the graduates of 2015 now? #1

What design can help your graduate recruitment display stand out from the crowd?

Cathy O’Donohoe of Pluto, official partners of gradireland, has compiled some tips on why your need to make you display truly stand out and represent something that can align with the values of the graduates you are seeking to attract.  Every exhibitor recruiting at a graduate recruitment fair has a ‘cut-through’ challenge. How does your corporate brand resonate in a room full of graduates, with dozens of … Continue reading What design can help your graduate recruitment display stand out from the crowd?