Rebecca Gorman, a student of human nutrition at Dublin Institute of Technology. Photograph: Conor Mulhern

The timing isn’t ideal. Last February, tens of thousands of students filled out the CAO form and decided what they wanted to do with the next few year(...)

If applying to a more traditional organisation, use Times New Roman for your CV. For a more general role, Arial or Verdana is fine. Never use Comic Sans

Being flung out of college and shoved into the workplace can be an enormous shock. Indeed, it is often a much bigger transition than moving from prima(...)

There has been a jump in applications to courses linked to the economic recovery including architecture, engineering and technology, business and construction. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s one of the biggest decisions facing students as they fill out their CAO forms: should they follow their hearts and go with the courses they’re m(...)

Alan Hayes studied three years of civil engineering for a level 7 degree and is in his last of two years studying structural engineering at level 8

Deciding on a postgraduate course can be massively confusing. Unlike in school, where there’s no end of advice from parents, teachers and guidance co(...)