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Welcome to GradLink Gulf’s blog section, a continuously moving reel of the latest happenings in the region’s graduate job markets, including which Gulf-based employers/sectors are recruiting, latest advice, 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 Gulf.

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How to stand out in two minutes

Everyone wants to stand out, but how much of a good impression do you think you could make in a two-minute elevator pitch?

In a recent article by CNBC, writer Priscilla Tan sets out a few pieces of advice for graduates looking to make an impact in optimum time. As she explains, “When you're talking about yourself, you're introducing your brand to the world.” This idea of presenting ourselves as brands is a concept that has been floating around for a while, especially in this age of celebrity social media influencers.

 

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By David Gee Published: June 19, 2017

How to get a job in the UK after graduation

Graduation is one of those life events that seems so far away and then suddenly creeps up on you. But as exciting as it will be, many students find themselves looking beyond the robes and onto their next step.

 

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By David Gee
Published: May 15, 2017

How to make your company more attractive to millennials

Millennials is the word of the moment. Stretching across two decades, it can be difficult to pigeonhole millions of very different adults into distinct behavioural categories. However, while we should abstain from umbrella terms, there are a few key tactics and employment trends that employers can implement to win over this innovative demographic. And it’s about time, too – millennials already make up 50% of the workforce and will make up three quarters by 2030.

 

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By David Gee
Published: May 10, 2017

Do you have an issue retaining new hires - this could be the reason...

There are few things more frustrating for a hiring manager than to have spent weeks poring through CVs, conducting interviews and negotiating job offers, only to find their new member of staff jumps ship just a short while in. Whether it is due to a bad culture fit, mismanaged expectations or simply that the role is not right for them, many hiring managers find that the new member of staff has handed in their notice before they’ve even passed probation.

 

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By David Gee
Published: May 05, 2017

Why EMEA companies could be missing out on graduate talent

We all know recruitment is a tricky business, but when organisations fail to implement the best in tech and recruitment trends, they run the risk of missing out on one-of-a-kind graduates.

This issue was confirmed by a new global study, conducted by the Futurestep division of Korn Ferry with the most common pitfall being EMEA companies who fail to strategically link talent acquisition with their business strategy.

 

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By David Gee
Published: April 25, 2017

The importance of employee-manager relationships

Regardless of the level you currently work at, everyone has a story or two about a nightmare boss. Bad bosses have long been an amusing topic explored in film, but in actuality, an ineffectual boss can be more than just an annoyance – it can have a significant impact on productivity, output and the bottom line.

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By David Gee
Published: April 20, 2017

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