Blog

Welcome to GradLink’s central blog section, covering the latest happenings in graduate jobs markets around the world.

Blog articles cover areas such as where the latest graduate jobs are, and which occupations are experiencing the best salary increases. Our events listing includes the latest careers conferences, fairs, exhibitions etc. of interest to international students and graduates.

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A third of employers are unhappy with graduate attitudes to work-are you?

From their supposed love of avocado toast to the apparent adhesive nature of their smartphones, millennials are no strangers to criticism. However, a startling new study has found that a third of employers are unhappy with graduate attitudes to work, naming their lack of resilience and self-management skills as their two main faults. But do you think millennials have a bad work ethic? 

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By David Gee Published: August 14, 2017

The LinkedIn profile updates you should make today

Often referred to as ‘Facebook for business’, LinkedIn is so much more than that. According to LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends Report 2017, 40% of those companies surveyed said that they use social professional networks to find new hires. There are over 40 million students and recent graduates on Linkedin so it’s more important than ever to have a high-quality profile. Here are five essentials to include that will help you stand out from the crowd…

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By Jen Garmston
Published: August 10, 2017

The 5 top challenges in employer branding

Employer branding can hold the key to success when it comes to recruitment but it can also throw up some unique challenges. HR gurus CIPD recently revealed that a poor employer brand adds 10 per cent to cost of hiring. So let’s take a look at some of the most common hurdles and suggest some ways to keep those costs down…

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By David Gee
Published: July 25, 2017

Five top tips for negotiating your first salary

After weeks of waiting around, writing covering letters and nervously sitting through interviews, you’ve finally done it – you’ve found a job in your chosen field and you’re ready to start. However, there is one hurdle left to overcome and it is a bugbear of a rather large size: negotiating salary.

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By David Gee
Published: July 18, 2017

How virtual reality can help convey your company culture

For both employers and prospective employees, company culture plays a vital part in the recruitment process. But what exactly is it? Company culture is essentially the organisation’s identity or personality. It is its vision, mission and manner of working.

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By David Gee
Published: July 14, 2017

Top CV tips for the international graduate

Exams are finally over, so, your thoughts are turning towards employment. Before you jump straight into your job hunt, there are a few things to consider. We’re here to help you build a CV that really sells your unique talents and gets you that dream job, so let’s get started…

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By Jen Garmston
Published: July 14, 2017