We ask: How does a good company nurture its talent – what signs should graduates and recent hires look out for?

Primary to secondary school, secondary to college and now it’s the latest big life transition: the move into the workplace. Many graduates will be eag(...)

Research the companies you have applied for. Photograph: iStock

The latest gradireland.com careers fair will see more than 100 employers from accounting, professional services, the civil and public service, enginee(...)

Career experts advise that many jobs are never advertised, so there’s nothing wrong with being proactive. Photograph: iStock

First, the bad news. At this point in time, there remains some uncertainty. While some larger firms are hiring so they won’t end up without key staff (...)

Extended periods of working from home are likely until a Covid-19 vaccine is found.

Sitting at a computer and filling out job application after job application can be a little soul-destroying, especially at a time when fewer roles ar(...)

Be positive – there are opportunities out there. Photograph: iStock

Things changed fast. At the start of the year, students reasonably expected to graduate into a world full of job opportunities. But then coronavirus h(...)

Most internships are proper programmes and viewed as part of a vital talent pipeline.
Time to choose: job or internship?

A job or an internship? The choice is narrowing. In recent years, with the economy close to full employment, graduates took up internships as a way of(...)

A survey of more than 700 third level students has found a high level of concern over the impact the COVID-19 pandemic might have on their employment (...)

Potential earning for graduates have reached a new high this year. When taken as an average across all sectors, a 2019 graduate can expect to be paid a starting salary of about €30,000. Photograph: iStock

With unemployment at record low levels, the jobs market is looking rosy for this year’s graduates. This year’s gradireland fair is taking place at D(...)

Anyone who can speak a foreign language, particularly if they also have sales, business or IT skills, can more or less take their pick of jobs. Photograph: iStock

Some graduates can’t get out of college fast enough. They run out through the gates and into the independent adult world of rent, bills, responsibilit(...)

‘Employers don’t expect you to have a wealth of experience’

While the concept of the job for life may be a thing of the past, getting yourself on a graduate scheme is one way to give yourself a great chance of (...)

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