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gradireland Graduate Careers Fair 2020

Seminars 2020

Wednesday 30th – Room 1

12:40 to 13:00
Interview hints & tips - virtual & in person
Presented by: Jennifer Kwan, National College of Ireland

13:30 to 13:50
Activities during COVID 19 to boost your CV

14:10 to 14:30
An introduction to Specialisterne
Presented by: Specialisterne panel

16:05 to 16:25
CV tips - how to create a CV that stands out from the crowd
Presented by: Angela Collins, Head of Careers, Waterford IT

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 CVs in order to best present you as a candidate.

Make the most of this session: Bring your CV; take notes of key points that are relevant to you; ask questions! – this is your opportunity to talk to the professionals and ask questions that will help you create the CV that will get you noticed!


16:45 to 17:05
Facing personal setbacks and building resilience
Presented by: John Slattery, Inspo

17:20 to 17:50
Graduating into an economic downturn - Advice from the professionals
Presented by: Panel discussion

Wednesday 30th – Room 2

13:00 to 13:30
Mental & emotional strength – EI as a Career Superpower
Presented by: Panel Discussion

13:40 to 14:10
A Career in technology

14:50 to 15:20
Secrets of a standout graduate during COVID19
Presented by: Panel Discussion

15:40 to 16:00
The importance of employability skills
Presented by: Panel discussion

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.


Thursday 1st – Room 1

12:40 to 13:00
Creating impact with your CV post pandemic
Presented by: Marie Kielty, TUD

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

14:10 to 14:30
Networking in a COVID environment
Presented by: Sinead English, Hilt

16:05 to 16:25
CV hints and tips
Presented by: Angela Collins, Waterford IT

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 CVs in order to best present you as a candidate.

Make the most of this session: Bring your CV; take notes of key points that are relevant to you; ask questions! – this is your opportunity to talk to the professionals and ask questions that will help you create the CV that will get you noticed!

 


16:45 to 17:05
Transferable skills - your best strategy to career path success
Presented by: Karina Septore, Careers Advisor, National College of Ireland

The great thing about transferable skills is that you already have them. These are core skills which are of value in a wide range of situations and job roles, these include skills such as problem solving, communication & team work. Come along to this seminar with Karina to highlight the power of transferable skills! The session will cover; 

  • Defining transferable skills
  • Importance of transferable skills in the changing job market
  • Ways to learn and develop the skills
  • Showcasing your transferable skills

17:20 to 17:50
What lies ahead…The class of 2020 and beyond

Thursday 1st – Room 2

12:10 to 12:30
Managing your career during times of uncertainty

13:00 to 13:30
Turning adversity into advantage
Presented by: Panel discussion

13:50 to 14:10
A Career in engineering

16:20 to 16:50
Adapting to change and keeping your focus

Get in touch

If you have any questions about booking a stand at our fairs, please contact the gradireland team by using the contact form below.