John Cradden

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The employment rate of new graduates in the last couple of years has been rising steadily. Photograph: Getty Images

Your final year has begun, but you may already be thinking ahead to what you want to be doing after you graduate. You may have noticed that the gradu(...)

Careers counselors report that more students are looking at study options for courses taught through English in countries like the Netherlands, Denmark, Poland and Germany. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

If you didn’t do as well as you’d hoped in your Leaving Certificate but still want to get to third-level education, there are more options out there t(...)

First year at college: “The biggest mistake students make is to manage their time badly and not realise that they have to keep on top of things from the very beginning.” Photograph: iStockophoto/Getty Images

Your first few weeks as a third-level student are likely to be a lot of fun and naturally you should make the most of it. But the shock of how differe(...)

A civil engineer with one to two years’ experience can expect a salary of around €30,000, rising to up to €50,000 or more after five years’ experience. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

The figures don’t lie: there was a 20 per cent rise last year in the number of college applicants opting for construction-related courses along with a(...)

Prospective business students may need to look at multiple finance sources, including scholarships and bursaries as well as loans and employer sponsorship. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

If you want to do a top-notch business course or MBA, you’ll have to work harder to find funding because the fees charged can be far higher than for c(...)

Students are advised to seek out advice from career guidance centres, graduate offices and careers fairs before considering their options. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

College may have been a blast but thoughts must turn now to what you hope, or plan, to be doing by the time you return your graduation gown and frame (...)

There are plenty of options available to students who didn’t get the results they wanted. Photograph: Getty Images

While the idea of repeating the Leaving Certificate may seem like the only option if you are determined to get the points for a place on a particular (...)

Students take the philosophy exam, the first test session of the 2016 Baccalaureate at the Fustel de Coulanges high school in Strasbourg, eastern France. Photograph: Getty Images

As school final-year examination systems go, the Leaving Certificate has sustained a reasonably good international reputation over the years for high(...)

A healthy company culture strongly depends on having all employees understand the corporate values and attitudes

It’s often assumed a company’s culture is something that evolves naturally, and is influenced mainly by the country in which it is based, the type of(...)

Bright future: a digital media content manager can earn up to €75,000, says Sigmar Recruitment

If you are keen to pursue a course in the arts and humanities, it is likely that you are choosing your subject for its own sake rather than as the st(...)

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