19 July
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Want A Job With Great Work-Life Balance? Choose A Career In Digital Marketing

According to recent statistics from Ernst & Young, it’s getting harder than ever to balance work and personal life. Globally, 46 percent of managers are working more than 40 hours weekly, and four in 10 managers say their hours have increased over the past five years. The biggest reported obstacles to achieving work-life balance were stagnant income growth (49 percent) and increasing demands at work (48…

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18 July

I'm standing tall amongst my IT colleagues now

Quoc Tran, one of our recent Java Programming graduates, about his Fitzwilliam Institute experience: "When I searched for “Java course” on Google, 51 million results were thrown back at me. Needless to say, I was a bit lost if not completely apprehensive. But I toughed it out and spent the next hour diving through the sea of Java courses. I'm not entirely sure why I selected…

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3 July
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What Does Google’s ‘Project Owl’ Mean for Search and Fake News?

Project Owl is a new endeavor that Google has recently launched, aimed at stamping out fake news and hate speech from showing in your search results. This new campaign plans to combat the spread of fake news through new feedback forms for search suggestions. This effort is primarily supported through user feedback, as well as new changes to search capabilities. While we don’t see this new…

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28 June
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I've already gotten an interview with a highly reputable company in the business!

Fitzwilliam Institute's Java Programming students love our practical skills courses. John Mitchell, one of our most recent Diploma in Java Programming graduates, said: "I recently completed the Diploma course in Java Programming. This course was perfect for me, as I could attend the evening classes after my working day and it didn't interfere with my current commitments. I've gained invaluable modern skills, and as a result…

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21 June
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6 Tips for New PR Grads

Graduation season is here! That means, of course, the work force will be receiving an onslaught of college graduates. Nearly 10% of all are communications/journalism graduates, which means that competition will be fierce for the best jobs. What’s a new PR grad to do? Don’t underestimate the importance of good writing skills There is nothing that makes a job candidate stand out more than strong writing skills.…

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16 June
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Construction industry growth hits 15-month high

Construction activity accelerated in May, with firms reporting sharp increases in new business and further job creation during the month, according to the Ulster Bank purchasing managers’ index for the sector. Respondents to the survey reported “particular strength” in housing, where activity expanded at the second-fastest rate in the survey’s 17-year history. The rise comes amid pressure on the Government to do more to alleviate shortages…

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14 June
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Over one million new Mobile Internet users added per day

A new Ericsson Mobility report foresees continued rapid growth of mobile connectivity as global mobile data traffic increases to eight times its current level by 2022. This traffic is the equivalent of: – The population of Spain streaming HD video 24 hours per day for a month – A single subscriber streaming HD video continuously for 3.55 million years – 31 billion hours of continuous HD…

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9 June

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

A new commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil of the digital era. These titans—Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft—look unstoppable. They are the five most valuable…

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8 June
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Online gift voucher firm Smartbox bringing 100 jobs to Dublin

Smartbox Group, a provider of online gift vouchers, has announced plans to hire 100 staff as part of a new office expansion in Dublin. Smartbox Group is one of the biggest online gift voucher firms in Europe, with €1bn worth of business created in 2016 and 6.5m gifts purchased across 10 countries. Now, with 2,000 sq ft added to its office in Dublin, Smartbox is set…

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8 June
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10 Laws of Social Media Marketing

Leveraging the power of content and social media marketing can help elevate your audience and customer base in a dramatic way. But getting started without any previous experience or insight could be challenging. It's vital that you understand social media marketing fundamentals. From maximizing quality to increasing your online entry points, abiding by these 10 laws will help build a foundation that will serve your customers,…

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