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 (...)

‘Younger generations are saying they are interested in certain causes and will select employers based on what they are doing on them.’ Photograph: iStock

JP Morgan chief executive Jamie Dimon and dozens of other leaders at some of the world’s largest companies last month said they plan to abandon the lo(...)

Human beings ‘are still going to be needed to interpret data and put nuance on things that computers are not yet able to do’

While university may primarily be seen as a place to secure a third-level qualification, you will also – maybe even unbeknownst to you – have acquired(...)

While companies have been making great attempts to target the class of 2018 with online applications and the chance to do video CVs, the power of face-to-face interaction cannot be underestimated. Photograph: iStock

With Ireland’s economy returning to rude health, graduates are set to be spoiled for choice at this year’s Grad Ireland fair taking place at Dublin’s (...)

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