Taking the time to set intentional goals as a graduate can be difficult. It’s easy to get caught up in daily tasks, whilst your goals get placed down the priority list. However, it’s important to set time aside to prioritise intentional goals, so you can hold yourself accountable and ensure you stay on the right […]
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Nowadays, it’s extremely hard to maintain focus when our attention can be easily divided. The pressure of completing tasks, staying off social media and giving each project your undivided attention is proving harder as technology develops and distractions increase. Therefore, it is important to use tools to maintain your focus during your workday. During our […]
Oftentimes, graduates focus on developing specific technical abilities, whilst neglecting the development of communication skills, teamwork abilities and personal growth. Although hard skills are essential for completing specific tasks, soft skills are crucial for your ability to connect, communicate, empathise and grow in your organisation. According to Investopedia, soft skills are “character traits and interpersonal […]
Early career professionals are ambitious, keen to learn, with an array of new ideas. Despite this, senior employees can, oftentimes unknowingly, overshadow young professional’s voices. It is important to remember that graduates and young professional’s are the future leaders within our organisations. Therefore, it is extremely important to encourage young voices in the nonprofit, charitable […]
Advocacy is an incredibly powerful tool for creating social change, with movements such as ‘MeToo’ and ‘Black Live Matters’ being widely supported to advocate for those who have an under-represented voice. Advocacy is defined as, “the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal”, according to Miriam Webster. At our recent For Purpose Tuesday […]
Many of us associate university as the best years of our lives. It is a chance to experience university culture and thrive outside the confines of parental guidance. However, the university experience is changing as many students struggle to be financially independent, juggling part-time jobs with their studies and other commitments. Our Programme Co-ordinator, Aoife […]
Last week, we held our monthly For Purpose Tuesday session. Two of our graduates presented an overview of their careers to the entire group of For Purpose Graduates. This peer-led learning aspect of our For Purpose Tuesday session is extremely important for our graduates. Not only do they learn about the role of their peers, […]
Leadership is typically associated with people in positions of power. However, we are all leaders in our own right. We are the leaders of our positions at work, we lead within our personal lives and show leadership qualities in a variety of aspects. Therefore, it is important to consider how we can lead with purpose, […]
At For Purpose, we partner with many fantastic mission-driven organisations to provide graduate roles. We invited one of our previous graduates from Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, Lydia Redmond, to speak to our current graduates about social entrepreneurship and specifically, the work of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland. Lydia commenced her career with Social Entrepreneurs Ireland in 2019 as […]
We had a brilliant morning launching our first For Purpose Tuesdays session of 2023. We welcomed some familiar graduates and introduced two new members to the For Purpose Graduate Programme, Theo and Nadine. They applied for our Assistant Analyst and Assistant Recruiter positions with 2into3. We are delighted to welcome them to the For Purpose […]