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Past GradIreland Events

Past GradIreland Events

Missed the gradireland Careers Fair?

If you missed the recent gradireland Careers Fair, you can catch up on all the inspiring and informative sessions below. The programme of captivating and inspiring seminars and talks covered a wide range of topics including CV and interview tips, skills and sector information.

How to create an impactful CV

In this video, Angela Collins, Head of Careers at Waterford IT, will take you through your CV and how to highlight your skills and experience to show you are a perfect fit for the job.

Since there are numerous ways to format and present your CV, Angela will go through some of the best formats to use as well as other great hints, tips and practical advice.

Building your personal brand

Gillian Skinner from Jameson Irish Distillers presents this session, which will outline how to leverage your personal brand to get the job you want.

It will give:  An overview of the importance of a professional online presence An understanding of how to market your personal brand using social media Simple steps you can take to improve your chances in today’s job market

Making it as a creative professional

Dawn O’Connor from IADT discusses the top tips and advice around what you need to know to become successful in creative industries, the key skills needed right now and how to establish your path.

Starting your graduate career

We talk to Siobhain Scanlon of Musgrave and Ntsaoki Phakoe from DBS on what students and graduates can do, to help them prepare for the next step.

Careers in the EU

This session is presented by Ciaran Murphy of EM Ireland.

This seminar will cover: 

-Background to careers in the EU

-Traineeships and opportunities in European Union Institutions and Agencies  -Irish Language opportunities in the EU

-Open competitions for permanent roles within European Union Institutions 

-Temporary positions within EU Institutions 

Bank of Ireland, 2022 Graduate Programme

Leah Jensen, a graduate recruiter with Bank of Ireland, provides an overview of their 2022 Graduate Programme, what to expect during the application process, as well as some helpful tips & advice to help you succeed.

How to explain gaps in your CV

Gaps on a CV are common, particularly in these unprecedented times, CV gaps are almost to be expected. This video will provide helpful tips on how to best deal with gaps in your CV and cover letter.

Deloitte Graduate Opportunities

Angela Ferguson is the Early Careers Recruitment Manager for Deloitte Ireland. In this video, Angela will be talking about current graduate opportunities at their company and what paths graduates can follow.

Ways to highlight your skills in an interview

Siobhan from the HILT careers team will introduce top tips to prepare for your graduate interview so you can make a lasting impression!  

The session will cover how to:  

- Make a GREAT first Impression  

- Use the STAR method to your advantage  

- Wrap Up with Confidence

Teaching In Dubai

In this video, you will find out more about the teaching opportunities in Dubai.

Building your employability skills

This video is presented by Kathy Joyce, Emer Flynn and Emily Fitzgerald from PwC. In this video, you will learn different techniques to help build your employability skills, as you take your first steps on the career ladder.

Creative networking

Dawn O’Connor of IADT chairs a panel to talk about networking.

Networking is one of the central skills that you will need in order to make a breakthrough in creative industries and get paid properly for your work. It doesn’t have to be hard and it’s something that you shouldn’t be scared of, but it is crucial.

Future of work

Hear from Rebecca Angel a Senior Consultant from the EY People Advisory Services team, and Stephen Prendiville from EY Ireland's, Head of Sustainability, as they discuss the future of work at EY.

Understanding your qualifications in Ireland

Angela Lambkin is Head of Information Services for the Qualifications Directorate at QQI. Their services provide free information  and advice about qualifications and education systems to help people find employment or education opportunities. 

Some of the topics this session will cover include:

-Advice on Irish and foreign academic qualifications - NARIC Ireland and

-Information about the National Framework of Qualifications and

-Advice on learning opportunities and career planning in Europe - EUROPASS

-Information on learning opportunities in Ireland including postgraduate programmes – Qualifax the national learner's database and the Irish Register of Qualifications