CV Building & Interview Skills for Graduates

As a final year student or recent graduate, you’re excited about your future, but uncertain of what lies ahead. We want to make the transition from Grad to Employee as easy as possible for you by bringing you a series of webinars that help you to prepare for life post-college.

Securing your first job and acing interviews can be a tough challenge, especially in the current climate so we’ve teamed up with Alternatives for our next graduate webinar on “CV Building & Interview Skills for Graduates”. During this graduate webinar, Lauren Fahy, Head of Talent Solutions and Sandra Lawor, Founder & Director at Alternatives, discussed how to get your CV to stand out, what are the must haves on your CV, mistakes to avoid and how to ace the interview process and land your 1st job after college.  Lauren & Sandra give an overview of what roles are out there for new graduates and how to get your foot in the door to land your ideal job.

Head of Talent Solutions (Marketing),Alternatives

Lauren Fahy

Lauren is a senior talent acquisition professional and has been with Alternatives for nine years, managing both contract and permanent senior marketing positions across all sectors. Key to her role is building relationships with marketing tribe – super marketers looking for their next career challenge, and businesses seeking this talent for their growth. Lauren believes it’s important to build personal relationships – getting to know our tribe’s key skill sets, but also what their career ambitions and personal interests are. It’s truly fascinating meeting and reconnecting with marketers – every day is different!

Some recent successful assignments that Lauren has placed include Head of Marketing (Retail Banking), Consumer Insights Manager (FMCG), Internal Communications Manager (Utilities) and Retail Marketing Manager (Travel) amongst others.

Lauren holds a Masters in Advertising from  TU Dublin ( previously DIT) and a BA in Politics & Writing from Loyola University in Baltimore, USA. After completing the Masters in 2007,  Lauren worked in the client service department of two ad agencies here in Dublin – Rothco and Bloom. Prior to moving to Dublin, she spent four years with a NYC media company planning broadcast campaigns and began her career on Capitol Hill as a legislative intern for Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Founder & Director, Alternatives

Sandra Lawlor

Sandra co-founded Alternatives in 2000. Alternatives is the leading marketing talent agency in Ireland, helping drive growth both for business and careers. Key talent solutions include Alternatives Flexible Panel of interim managers and consultants; Executive Search and Recruitment WWW.ALTERNATIVES.IE

Sandra is a graduate of DCU International Marketing and Languages. Before Alternatives she spent 16 years in senior international marketing roles in Dublin, Barcelona, Belgium and Paris, working for iconic Irish brands such as Kerrygold and Jameson.

Sandra was also privileged to be a previous EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist and a joint recipient of the Image/Sunday Times Female Entrepreneur of the Year.