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COVID-19 is presenting many challenges for graduates searching for a job, but it is important to remain positive and ensure that you use the support of UCC Careers Advisors (book an appointment). Some industries are suffering more than others, however there are still areas where hiring efforts have increased. Sectors such as food retail supply chain, logistics, procurement, healthcare, technology, insurance and insolvency have seen an increase in job vacancies to be filled. Professional services functions, including accounting, technology, and sales and marketing remain stable. Banking, pharma and medical devices are all hiring and there is active recruiting in the public jobs sector.
Graduates need to use time wisely preparing carefully for job opportunities that are currently available. It may not be Plan A but be positive and recognise that you have already built up core work skills that you can transfer to many roles.
To help you prepare please review our 'Get Ready to Apply' webpage, our Applications Toolkit- where you can find information on CV writing and interview preparation. Also take a look at our Networking resources to find out how you can build and leverage your network to find the entry level role you want.
Employer Impressions of UCC Graduates- Leverage your skills and attributes in your applications
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As a graduate of University College Cork, you'll be in a great position to make an impression in the working world. We’re an award-winning institution with a history of independent thinking stretching back over 170 years. UCC is proud to be ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world. This is the time to make the most of UCC Career Services who can bring the best graduate opportunities open to you. Our services manage the Connect system where current students and recent graduates can register for career events, view employer profiles and find their first entry level job.
The below resources provide information on the Irish jobs market, the recruitment landscape and employer updates: