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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How international students can get the most from careers fairs

Careers fairs can be a nerve-wracking business. With hundreds of employers and a plethora of keen candidates to compete with, it bodes well to be prepared.

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By David Gee Published: October 13, 2017

Do stress interviews still have a place in recruitment?

Most of us feel some level of stress when going for a new job, but what if sole the aim of the interview was to put you under extra pressure just to see how you react? That is the intention of a stress interview.  This particular recruitment tactic is usually adopted for roles that have high levels of stress as part of the day-to-day duties, but does this bring out the best in candidates?

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By David Gee
Published: October 02, 2017

Freshers, here′s what you should be doing now to maximise your employability!

Congratulations! You’ve made it to university here in the UK and now all that’s left is to do is explore your new home, get to know your housemates and throw yourself fully into Freshers’ Week!

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By David Gee
Published: September 29, 2017

Unpaid internships - great experience or a barrier to social mobility?

For graduates, unpaid internships can seem like an inescapable aspect of post-university life. You’re encouraged to take every opportunity, even if it means taking a financial hit. It’s an investment for the future, after all – a small sacrifice now for a potentially big gain in the future.

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By David Gee
Published: September 14, 2017

The importance of giving employer feedback

Does your company give candidates feedback, even if they’re unsuccessful? If you answered ‘yes,’ then you are in the minority.

Employers often argue that they simply do not have enough time to give feedback to every applicant especially if there has been a high number of candidates. Yet, while this is understandable at the preliminary stages, it’s a little harder to swallow once you’ve reached final interview.

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By David Gee
Published: September 11, 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