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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3 tips to creating a communication strategy that attracts star talent

Attracting the best talent is the aim of recruiters worldwide and first impressions are everything, so how can you ensure you’re getting it right? IBM report that “52% of candidates never hear back from the organizations they apply to, even after more than two or three months have passed. Not communicating with candidates hurts your employer brand. And anything that hurts your employer brand can hurt your recruitment efforts.” So, the answer is simple, find a communication strategy that cuts through the competition and creates a brand that employees flock to. We’ve put together our top 3 tips to do just that.

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By David Gee Published: February 15, 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

Why it′s important for international students to do volunteering

As an international student, there are a number of things to consider when working towards finding your career. It can be hard at times to juggle responsibilities and take time out to expand your skill set. Work experience is the buzzword coming up in most conversations with both international and home students looking for work in the UK and overseas. But where can you gain experience while keeping up with your studies?

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By Jen Garmston
Published: January 26, 2018

Top hiring tips for employers in 2018

The start of a new year can bring new opportunities, a time for policy updates and of course, new talent. Business magazine Forbes confirm that the “typical cost to replace an employee is 21% of their annual salary”. The average cost per hire has risen, so if you are planning to recruit this year, it’s vital to get it right first time. But how can you secure the best candidates in 2018?

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By David Gee
Published: January 15, 2018

The top career tips every international student should take on in 2018

Each January we’re met with the same message about new year’s resolutions; eating healthily, exercising more and finding the ‘new’ you. While this is all good advice, here at GradLink our focus is always on how we can help you find the best role after university. The start of a new year is as good as any to re-evaluate where you are in your career search and make a plan for the year ahead.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: January 15, 2018

The top motivation ideas for your company this Christmas

It's almost Christmas which usually means that both businesses and staff are winding down before they finish work for the year. It can be hard to keep up the momentum at this time of year, so we've come up with a few ways to engage and motivate your staff before the Christmas break and into the new year.

 

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By David Gee
Published: December 15, 2017