Peter Mcguire

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A recent Higher Education Authority survey found that 64 per cent of science graduates were in employment or about to start a job within nine months of graduation. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

For secondary school students, science generally means physics, chemistry and biology. At third-level, however, science is a very broad term, and refe(...)

Gone are the days where the occasional lazy teacher could simply kick back and get students to read the textbook

Teaching remains a prestigious profession in Ireland. The relatively high CAO points reflect that young people believe that it offers good career pros(...)

Quantity surveyors and building surveyors are particularly needed. Photograph: iStock

Ten years ago, the construction industry was in the throes of a catastrophic collapse. Architects, surveyors and tradespeople were emigrating en masse(...)

Decisions, decisions - you still have time. Photograph: iStock

Who decided to follow the intense pressure of the Leaving Cert with a few weeks to finalise your college application? The timing, frankly, sucks. But (...)

Medical professionals, healthcare, science, pharmaceutical and food graduates are in particularly high demand. Photograph: iStock

Graduates of 2019: the lottery of time is on your side. Unlike those unfortunate enough to be blasted out into the labour market of 2009, we’re now ap(...)

Sinead D’Arcy (front) with 2018 graduate recruits. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

Gaining work experience can make a huge difference to your career. While some college courses now offer work experience placements or modules as stand(...)

Your job is to get a job, so work at it every day. Photograph: iStock

First, the good news: the jobs market is strong and there are tens of thousands of employers looking for the right candidate. Now, the bad news: empl(...)

‘This is a time when you explore your options, whether in different sectors or moving overseas.’ Photograph: iStockphoto

Welcome to the big bad world! It sucks but you’re going to love it – hopefully. Some students will be dragged from college kicking and screaming, bu(...)

The career pay-off for doing an MBA can be worth it from doing the course alone as it can enhance your employability and lead to more senior job prospects. Photograph: iStock

Deciding to opt for an MBA (Master of Business Administration) might be a costly decision, but it can be an investment that pays off several times ove(...)

The complexity of Brexit has shown how deeply entangled the global economy is. Photograph: iStockphoto

Business is the most international of all subjects. The complexity of Brexit has shown how deeply entangled the global economy is, and how difficult i(...)

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