Fergal Scully

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Interview advice: “Make eye contact, answer the question asked, know when to provide a short answer to a simple question and when to expand on something that interests the interviewer.” Photograph: iStock

The “real world” of work and career requires a lot of adjustment and it can be daunting to start off with. The CV is the key which unlocks the intervi(...)

The majority of courses are listed online where you can filter them by location and course. Photograph: iStock

Not everyone is going to the college course of their choice. For some, they missed out on the points they need, while others always had a further educ(...)

Martin Keating: “Further education can be a great stepping stone into college, or a worthwhile education in its own right.”

Close, but not quite there. The past few days would have been a tough time for students who missed out on their CAO choice. But there are many student(...)

Remember that third level is not like most schools, and the onus is on you to be self-motivated and self-aware. Photograph: iStock

Picking a college course can feel like the biggest decision a student has ever made. At this point, many will have a clear idea of what they want to d(...)

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(...)