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How to network and plan for the future: Part 2

In the first part of our interview with Ntsoaki, we discussed how you can network now that we can no longer meet face-to-face and best practises when it comes to trying to connect with people via LinkedIn.  Following on from that conversation, here are some tips on how to plan for the future despite the current uncertainties as to what shape that might take.   The modern CV  With the increasing … Continue reading How to network and plan for the future: Part 2

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How to network and plan for the future: Part 1

Connecting and interacting with people virtually in both a personal and professional capacity has become the new norm. So, in this new normal how can students and graduates’ network, grow their connections and plan for the future post Covid-19?  gradireland editor Ruairi Kavanagh talked to Ntsoaki Phakoe-McKevitt, careers coach at Dublin Business School, to find out.  Normal life has been turned upside down for everyone but for students and graduates who were preparing for their future, … Continue reading How to network and plan for the future: Part 1

Volunteering – Why working for free can be a good thing and boost your career.

Many people shy away from volunteering as “working for nothing” is seen as a waste of time. This may be true if you are older and have bills to pay but at a young age in secondary school and even in college, volunteering can have a real benefit to your career. Remember that you’re not working for nothing. You’re not getting paid now in monetary … Continue reading Volunteering – Why working for free can be a good thing and boost your career.

Networking tips for the National Student Challenge

Careers oriented events and competitions, like the gradireland National Student Challenge, offer the twin opportunities of making crucial career connections with those that can offer you a job while also giving you the opportunity to find out important information about specific industries where your career path may lie. So, let’s look at some networking basis to help you make those all-important connections. How to ‘break … Continue reading Networking tips for the National Student Challenge