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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Do employers expect more of entry-level employees than ever before?

The world of work has never been so competitive. For employers, this means investing in corporate branding, improving interview techniques and being present on platforms and job seeking sites. For prospective employees, however, the battle for the entry-level role is much fiercer.

It is a common gripe among graduates that for any entry-level role, they would need years of experience to qualify. Moreover, once they are there, they attest that more is expected of them than ever before. But how true is this assertion? A recent article by Fast Company examined the claim and considered possible reasons behind the increasingly demanding job specs.

 

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By David Gee Published: June 19, 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

Neurodiversity: How difference can help your business grow

Neurodiversity is a term being used in the media and by companies across the globe but what does it actually mean for employers?  Here at GradLink UK, we’ve noticed an increase in high grossing workforces who are changing how they recruit, to be more inclusive of people who don’t fit the standard mould.

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By David Gee
Published: June 09, 2017

5 ways to increase your employability this summer

It’s coming to the end of the year and that final push to find employment in your chosen field.  It can be overwhelming when trying to prioritise what you need to do and when.  Luckily, here at GradLink we’re here to help with some top tips to ensure you’re ready for employment and your future career.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: June 09, 2017

What′s more important for employers - attitude or aptitude?

What is more important, attitude or aptitude? It’s a question that many hiring professionals will have asked themselves when confronted with a candidate who, while lacking in experience, has an attitude that makes them stand out. This could be a big, friendly smile, an amicable demeanour, a charming personality or a certain je ne se quoi about them that shouts “hire me!”

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By David Gee
Published: June 05, 2017

How LinkedIn has become an essential part of the recruitment process

With more than 467 million users around the world, LinkedIn has become the go-to social platform for professionals, recruiters and companies. However, far from just being a platform on which to create a profile, it is increasingly becoming an intrinsic part of the recruitment process itself.

 

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By David Gee
Published: May 26, 2017