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!

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)

Showcase your language skills for free at Ireland’s only career with languages event

The GRADchances Language Fair, is only one day away. This event brings together some of Ireland’s largest and most influential language employers and gives students and graduates the chance to meet these employers and see what opportunities are available to them. Each of the exhibiting companies are actively recruiting students with languages including; German, French, Portuguese, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Polish in … Continue reading Showcase your language skills for free at Ireland’s only career with languages event

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

Life as a Jameson Brand Ambassador

I studied European Studies with French and Italian in Trinity College Dublin. In April 2013 I was preparing for my final exams when I received an email from the Trinity Italian department explaining that Jameson were looking for Italian speakers for their graduate programme. My original plan had been to move to Madrid to teach English after graduation, but after reading the Jameson job description, … Continue reading Life as a Jameson Brand Ambassador

Engaging with the class of 2020!

Earlier this year, gradireland published an article in the 2015 gradireland Salary Survey which found that languages was the number one hard skill which recruiters feel is lacking in graduates and an area where an increasing number of jobs are forecast. Recruiting students and graduates with languages in Ireland has proven difficult for employers. In Irish secondary schools, only 8% of students study two or more … Continue reading Engaging with the class of 2020!

Start planning your career with languages today!

Ireland’s only regional language careers event, the GRADchances Language Fair Cork, is taking place on Wednesday 2nd November from 5.30pm in Boole Basement, University College Cork. This event brings together some of Ireland’s largest and most influential language employers exhibiting. This event gives students and graduates the chance to meet these employers and see what opportunities are available to them. Each of the exhibiting companies … Continue reading Start planning your career with languages today!

Get ahead of the competition with a second language

On Wednesday November 4th, gradireland and University College Cork are proud to present the second GRADchances Language Fair in Boole Basement, UCC. This event gives students the opportunity to speak to some of Ireland’s most influential graduate employers, who are currently recruiting students with languages.  Employers exhibiting on the day include Kerry Group, Jameson Distillery, Workday and Dawn Meats, to name just a few. In an increasingly … Continue reading Get ahead of the competition with a second language

Language Careers Fair a huge success for graduates and employers

It’s the second time gradireland has run the GRADchances Language Fair in the RDS, which this year saw 20 employers advertising jobs for those with fluency in almost every European and world language. One of the companies at the event, Wayfair – an online store specialising in furniture – came to the language event to source German and French speakers for customer service positions for … Continue reading Language Careers Fair a huge success for graduates and employers