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Millennials entering today’s workplaces want to work for diverse firms with a mix of ethnicities, social backgrounds, gender and sexuality. Photograph: iStock

The days of grateful serfs thanking the all-powerful boss for a lump of coal at Christmas are long gone. With the economy continuing to grow, graduate(...)

In a variety of industries, it’s now almost an expectation that job applicants will have accrued at least some experience, and internships have become a controversial part of this mix. Photograph: iStock

Education takes long enough, with most of us now spending at least two decades of our lives in education by the time we get through school, college an(...)

The Insight Centre for Data Analytics.

Our attitude to science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) has completely transformed over the past decade. As the last recession started to bi(...)

In construction there are opportunities for people with skills ranging from bricklaying to architecture and quantity surveying. Photograph:  Colin Keegan

There’s never been a better time for graduates to stay in Ireland. Job prospects at home, in both the private and public sectors, have not been this g(...)

There are excellent opportunities for the current crop of graduates. Photograph: iStockphoto

The class of 2010 can only look on in quiet rage: more than 75 per cent of employers plan to give their staff pay rises this year, according to a rece(...)

Cormac Tierney: Architecture is quite vocational in that sense and you do it for the love and romance of building and design, not to get an easy pay day

Cormac Tierney (22) graduated from a three-year BSc in architecture degree at UCD in 2017. He took a year out to see if he enjoyed the professional si(...)

Mark Dempsey: Can I go back and complete my master’s?

Mark Dempsey is a freelance graphic designer specialising in web design and digital solutions for business (see MarkDempsey.me). He is interested in p(...)

An additional qualification might help you stand out from the crowd in a competitive graduate market. Photograph: iStockphoto

Postgraduates were once considered the preserve of a distant élite. Today, the numbers opting for fourth-level are rising steadily, and a postgraduate(...)

Returning to learning: Choosing whether or not to continue education is heavily dependent on what was studied at undergraduate level. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

So, you’re finished college . . . Or are you? Education once took a fairly linear route: primary, secondary, college and work. Those days are gone. N(...)

There has been an 18 per cent increase in the size of graduate intakes over the past 12 months. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images
The jobs market: jungle or cruise?

Graduates who finished their Leaving Cert four or five years ago had reason to be glum. Ireland was in the throes of a recession and there were far mo(...)

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