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Welcome to GradLink ASEAN’s news section, a continuously moving newsreel of the latest happenings in graduate jobs markets across South-East Asia, including which ASEAN employers/sectors are recruiting, and which occupations are experiencing the best salary increases.Our events listing includes the latest careers conferences, fairs, exhibitions etc.of interest to students and graduates from the ASEAN countries.

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Employer Advice: How international returners are making a big difference at BDO

We know that finding the perfect candidate can be a challenge, but here at GradLink we’re dedicated to connecting employers with the best in international graduate talent. But don’t just take our word for it – this month, BDO’s director of talent acquisition Siew Fong Thong explains how international graduates are making a difference in their business…

 

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By Gradlink Published: February 16, 2017

Six New Year′s Resolutions every international student should make

Every January, the internet becomes saturated with self-help advice and suggested New Year’s resolutions. Now, any excuse for self-reflection and reaffirmed direction is all good in our books. However, rather than focusing on losing three pounds or hitting the gym every week, why not use the New Year’s momentum to invest in your future?

 

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By David Gee
Published: January 23, 2017

IoT gaining momentum in Singapore and wider South East Asia

For tech-savvy ASEAN graduates, the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) brings with it unbeatable employment options.  

According to Computer Weekly, IoT is poised to become one of the brightest stars in ASEAN’s IT sector. Spending has increased over the last year and this is projected to continue, with Frost and Sullivan forecasting growth of 35%. In 2015, the sector was valued at an estimated £1.38bn; by 2020 this figure is expected to stand at £6.16bn. To give some context, Asia-Pacific’s overall forecast is £64.6bn.

 

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By David Gee
Published: January 16, 2017

Are you work-ready? Stand out from the candidate crowd with these five attributes

It’s no secret: breaking into the job market is tiresome work. The mountain of unanswered applications may even leave you disheartened and wondering just what constitutes the perfect candidate.

But it is simpler than you might think. To be the best entails constant improvement, self-inspection and doing your research. It means building on your skills and being committed to improvement and moving forward. No one stumbles into their dream role accidently and everyone you admire or wish to emulate was once stood exactly where you are right now.

 

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By David Gee
Published: January 11, 2017

Is postgraduate study a good investment for international students?

In medieval universities, courses took 12 years to complete. Luckily, postgraduate study doesn’t take that long any more. Lasting anywhere between one year and six years (MBA and PhD respectively), postgraduate degrees follow undergraduate courses and can offer an unparalleled and highly specialised insight into your sector of choice.

 

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By David Gee
Published: January 09, 2017

Salaries to rise in India, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Singapore

2017 is forecast to be an excellent year for Asian salaries and hiring practices, according to a new report in India’s Economic Times.

According to Mercer’s 2016 India Total Remuneration Survey, salaries are set to grow by an impressive 10% across industries and sectors in India. But that’s not all — some 54% of respondents also reported that they are expecting to up their hiring and expand their teams in the new year.

 

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By David Gee
Published: December 22, 2016

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