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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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3 tips to hold onto graduate talent

The competition for graduates to get their first role can be tough, but the struggle also reaches employers in this competitive market to retain new talent. Employees have options open to them once they have completed their initial training, but they don’t have to make this jump. When applying for a new role, graduates are looking for the best fit in a company but if this suitability doesn’t continue, they might look elsewhere. Spending time on attraction is important but retention is just as vital to a company’s success. We’ve found a few tips that can help hold onto new graduates after that initial training period and lead them to their long-term careers with you.

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By David Gee Published: July 13, 2018

Why international students need to increase their commercial awareness now

Employers cite a lack of commercial awareness as the biggest gap when it comes to graduate recruitment. It can be hard to pin down exactly what commercial awareness means, so we have broken it down so you can find out exactly what it is and how it can lead you to a graduate role.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: February 15, 2018

How to turn your social media presence into a graduate job today

Social media has well and truly integrated itself into most aspects of our lives today. It’s how we stay connected with friends and family, view news from across the globe and create an online persona. There are a huge number of benefits from social media and one of them is being able to use your time online to help you find a graduate job. If you are struggling to know where to start, we’re here to help!

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By Jen Garmston
Published: December 01, 2017

Top 10 industries with the most vacancies right now!

Finding a job post-graduation can seem like a herculean task. Regardless of how polished your CV is or how many months you spent at your internship, it is not uncommon to feel like your job applications are disappearing into the ether. You can spend months writing covering letters and sending out applications, but to no avail.

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By David Gee
Published: August 25, 2017

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

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