Peter Mcguire

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College open days offer  the opportunity to inspect facilities at the institution of your choice.  Photograph: iStock

Choosing a college or further-education course is another stressful addition on the lengthy to-do list of Leaving Cert students. With so much going o(...)

It was Grad Week at The Irish Times this week. We examined topics ranging from the jump from academia to the working world to what it is that graduate(...)

“Ireland will remain a good place to do business and we expect to have continued demand for talented, ambitious people.” Photograph: iStock

How will Brexit impact on graduate employment and opportunities? The big four accounting firms, which provide services to small, medium and large busi(...)

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(...)

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(...)

“Employers are increasingly opening their doors to graduates of all disciplines. In finance and management consulting, they are interested in arts and social science graduates for the transferable skills they have.” Photograph: iStock
Positive prospects for graduates

It just keeps getting better. For the past three years, The Irish Times graduate recruitment supplement has heralded the best job opportunities for co(...)

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(...)

What should you do after college? Should you make a dash for the nearest exit and begin your job hunt or perhaps you should consider continuing your education. Photograph: iStock

Final-year undergrads have all had the conversation: here comes the “real world”, whatever that is. Some are enthusiastic about getting into the worl(...)

Between the fourth quarters of 2015 and 2016, the strongest employment growth was in the construction sector, rising by 9.2 per cent. Photograph: iStock

It’s a fortuitous time to be a graduate: there are many opportunities to be found across a relatively broad range of sectors. But the growth in emplo(...)

According to studies, 49 per cent of millennials say they have turned down jobs that conflict with their personal ethics. Photograph: iStock

Does corporate social responsibility (CSR) matter to graduates? According to 2017 studies from Deloitte and PwC, it does, with 49 per cent of millenni(...)

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