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Opinion: How do we attract more women into STEM roles to shape a better world?
I Wish co-founders Gillian Keating and Caroline O’Driscoll discuss the importance of encouraging young women into careers in STEM.
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# BALANCING ACT
Final year medicine studies and Leinster career keeping Murphy busy
The 25-year-old back row is nearing the end of his degree in UCD.
# dear fifi
Dear Fifi: I keep trying - but how do I help my girlfriend with her career?
Same time, same place, same Foof.
# kiss and tell
Why kissing up to your boss can be a bad idea in the long term - study
And why a new study says that hard work really does pay off.
# jobbio highlights
If you're looking to get ahead, keep these 6 mantras in mind
Here’s how to show your boss you’re worth of more responsibility.
# upstarter
Ireland's largest tech recruitment event is aiming for a 50/50 gender balance this year
Upstarter has partnered with several organisations seeking to drive women to tech jobs.
# work that network
7 ways to get better at networking, according to an expert
Career coach Ronan Kennedy says your skills in this area are ‘crucial’.
# Careers
The perfect future-proofed career? Here's how to become a data scientist
IBM has predicted 28% more demand for them by 2020.
# infrequently asked questions
12 of the weirdest interview questions people have actually been asked
‘Do you enjoy sex?’
# job satisfaction
Season tickets and beers on Friday? Here are 5 of the most appreciated work perks
The results of this survey of 4,000 employees might surprise you.
# what not to do
5 things NOT to do on LinkedIn when you're looking for a new job
From what to avoid in your profile photo, to how not to ask for a job.
# Under Pressure
Stressed out at work? Here are 8 ways to manage it better
Career coach Ronan Kennedy shares the three words you should avoid using at work.
# boys and girls
How I Got Hired As... Creative Director of an advertising agency
Laurence O’Byrne of Boys And Girls shares some of the lessons that got him where he is today.
# Q and A
New year, new career? Tell us what advice you need to make the leap
TheJournal.ie will be hosting a Facebook Live with career counsellor who wants to help you with your next move.
# female founders
Starting a business? 7 female founders share their secret to success
The brains behind the likes of Girl Crew and Find A Tech Job share their tips.
# take a stand
How to stand up to your boss (without getting fired)
Tackle your workplace troubles head-on with these 5 tips.
# people problems
Have a difficult employee? Here are 5 ways to manage them
Ensure you stay level-headed no matter what.
# Hire me
3 tech recruiters reveal the one thing you should never do during the interview process
Are you guilty of any of these faux pas?
# break the cycle
Life as a Deliveroo rider: What's it like day-to-day?
Challenging but rewarding if you have the discipline, the riders say.
# the balancing act
Cold sweats, guilt trips and Sunday Night Fear: The reality of life as a working parent
Ignoring Gwyneth Paltrow is essential for survival, writes Ciara McDonnell.
# sponsored by smurfit
8 of the world's most successful people share how to get ahead at work
And what you can learn from their experiences.
# sponsored by nci
6 facts about AI that will actually blow your mind
Artificial intelligence? Let’s just say robot butlers are closer than you think.
QUIZ: How Good Are Your People Skills, Really? 
Let’s find out.
# hard knock life
The 4 major life skills to learn by the time you are 18
A former Ivy League admissions interviewer says that these help students to thrive.
# sponsored by nci
QUIZ: How Creative Are You?
Kanye? Picasso? You?
Popping the question: The right time to ask for a pay rise
How to talk money with the boss and get what you deserve.
# switch it up
Changing careers 101 - Figure out where you want to go
If you are in your 20s, it’s a good time to ring the changes if that’s what your gut is telling you.
Voices
Balancing work, study and a life - top tips to make it work
If you decide to return to college for further education, you had better get your ducks in a row, advises Eoghan McDermott.
Voices
Why your company should invest in your education (and how to get them to do it)
Careers expert Eoghan McDermott gives you a checklist of preparation before asking your company to support further study.
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How to pick the right postgrad course for YOU
Further education can be a worthwhile commitment – but take careers expert Eoghan McDermott’s tips on making the right choice.
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What can a postgrad or masters do for me? Quite a lot, actually
Careers expert Eoghan McDermott assesses the impact of going back to college on your job prospects, pay and satisfaction levels.
# sponsored by nci
Thinking of a career change? Read this first
It’s a big change to make – but so worth it.
# A Quick Word
The site where everyone goes to dish dirt on their employers is launching in Ireland
Glassdoor also plans to open its European headquarters in Dublin.
# no experience required
This is an excellent CV for someone with no experience - here's why
It doesn’t offer references, for a start.
# idol thoughts
Why Richard Branson isn't a good role model for would-be startup founders
Budding entrepreneurs need to have more realistic goals.
Voices
Are you heading for burnout in work?
Life is not and should not be an endurance test; nor should your job.
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Don't push your children into careers they're not suited for – it can backfire
It can be hard to do, but sometimes we should back off and let young people make their own decisions.
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A winning CV and online applications: Your graduate career toolkit
Watch. The. Details.
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What makes a graduate employable? We asked 100 top companies in Ireland
Seriously – check your writing skills.
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So you've graduated... now, where to get a job?
It’s hard to know where to start – here’s some advice to get you going.