Seminars and panel discussions


Interview hints and tips - secrets of a stand out candidate
Presented by: Panel
In this session, find out what you can do to ahead of and during the interview to provide you with the best chance of landing the job. Our panel will discuss the best ways of dealing with nerves and anxiety and maintaining focus during the interview.

CV hints and tips
Presented by: Marie Kielty, TUD Tallaght
When a recruiter receives your CV, it needs to be well presented and it needs to catch his or her eye. It also needs to tell a story and why you are the right person for the job. There are different ways of formatting and presenting your CV in order to create the best impression. Make the most of this session by having your CV to hand, take notes of key points that are relevant to you and ask questions to make sure you get the advice and tips that you need.

Marie Kielty

How to: Ace your interview - predict questions and give great answers
Presented by: Sinead English, HILT
In this session, find out what you can do to impress interviewers and maximise your chances of getting the job. What is the most efficient and successful way to prepare for your interview? Hint - it is NOT doing an internet search of "Most Popular Interview Questions" - that's probably the worst way! The seminar will cover topics like; how to make a great first impression, what is a competency based interview and what's the best way to answer tricky questions? Sinead will also cover video Interviews and what you need to know? There will be plenty of tips and techniques to avoid the dreaded 'blank', reduce interview nerves and perform to your best in any interview.

Personal Branding - Does Google really know you?
Presented by: Ntsoaki Phakoe-Mckevitt , Dublin Business School

This session will help define personal branding and what this means when it comes to employability and how you can market yourself better. Covering the pillars of personal branding, identifying your target audience, best platforms to build your brand, why strategy is important, building relationships and reflecting on your current brand according to Google and implementing a strategy to capture what you can bring to an organisation

Career choices

The importance of employability skills
Presented by: Panel
Our panel will share with you their hints and tips on how to highlight your employability skills on the job and in interview. It is always important to show the recruiter what you are capable of based on evidence, and we'll also discuss how you can keep your skills current and relevant so you can highlight them to potential employers.

Focusing on the future - create your own career path
Presented by: Panel

This panel discussion will look to the future and give some insights, hints and tips into developing and navigating your own career path. Some of the topics we will discuss include;

  • Transferable skills
  • The importance of soft skills
  • Dealing with change and other challenges

Future planning

The impact of the pandemic and how industries have adapted
Presented by: Panel

In only a few months, the Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the daily lives of people around the world.

In this session our panel will discuss how the pandemic has directly affected their workforce and what changes have had to be made to adapt to maintain a new level of normality. We will talk about how some of these changes have actually made a positive impact on their business and discuss what the future might look like after this crisis and some of the lessons that have been learned.


Career Planning in an ever changing world
Presented by: Karina Septore, National College of Ireland
The Career Planning webinar will introduce students and graduates to the career planning concepts that will equip them with relevant resources and strategies to manage their career development: • Define career planning and its importance in an ever changing world • Learn about career planning models and relevant resources • Identify career strategies to reach your potential

Karina Septore

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