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Sarah Walsh

European Tech Cluster “Fit 4 Work” Student Interview Coaching is proving very popular!

European Tech Cluster “Fit 4 Work” Student Interview Coaching is proving very popular!


We are delighted to report that we have received an unprecedented response to our “Fit 4 Work” 3rd level student interview coaching programme and our Wednesday morning slots are booked out until the end of the summer. This demonstrates that we have some very motivated students here in Cork who are willing to take time out during their holidays to sharpen their interview skills and prepare themselves for both placement and graduate interviews. So far we have met with a good mix of students from CIT, UCC, Griffith College and Cork College of Commerce from courses such as Business Information Systems, Computer Science, Electronic Business (MBS), Accounting and Commerce. Some of the feedback received to date has included:

“Coming out of college it can be hard to judge whether or not you have the required soft skills that companies look for in graduates, to coincide with your technical background. Fit 4 Work not only provided me with excellent advice on how to develop these in demand skills, but also gave me confidence, which is vital when stepping into such an intimidating environment. Preparation is the sole ingredient to success in an interview, and I would highly recommend Fit 4 Work to anybody looking to stand out from the crowd and get the job they want.”

“I found out little things like what areas are most important in preparation and what I should or shouldn't be saying in the interview room. Still can’t get over that it was free!”

“I found both the preparation materials and meeting very beneficial in preparing me for the job market. I thought the approach was very professional and very much aimed at a mature student like myself. I very much enjoyed our meeting and mock interview and I appreciate the candid feedback that you gave me.”

The “Fit 4 Work” programme is free to 3rd level students and is being delivered by a current member of it@cork, Lorraine Shine, Career Coach with Allen Recruitment (IT recruitment consultancy). The programme is part of the European Tech Cluster strategy of supporting our student members and assisting with the development of a pipeline of future talent through enhanced employability skills.  For further information on this programme or to book an appointment please contact Lorraine Shine on 021-4614270 or

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