The following are videos and articles produced by GradLink to help international students
with key aspects of your career search during the covid pandemic. 

GradLink Careers Videos

GradLink careers video: introducing GradLink, the award-winning careers site for international students

(Length 2 minutes)

Find out how GradLink can connect you with a global network of over 750 employers who recognise the value of recruiting students who have studied in the UK – employers such as PwC, Microsoft, Worldwide Wildlife Fund, and Unilever.

This video will show you how to get the most from the free GradLink service, including:

  • How to apply for global jobs and internships
  • Using our CV builder to create a winning CV
  • Receive the latest global job and internship alerts
  • Get the latest news and advice on our social media

GradLink careers webinar recording: Getting a job during Covid: an employer perspective, with Coca-Cola European Partners

(Length 1 Hour)

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

Coca-Cola European Partners have worked with GradLink to deliver a webinar to help international students to understand and navigate the virtual graduate job market during the Covid pandemic. They also answered a range of questions from UK university careers services – see the article. We are very grateful to Coca-Cola European Partners for their support.

Watch this webinar to learn about the following:

  • Hear from a major global employer about the graduate job market during covid
  • Gain an insight into what employers are really looking for from UK-educated international students, including the additional skills they need in the current job market
  • Learn about how the recruitment process has changed including: the onboarding process, how interviewing has altered, and how to effectively network online
  • Learn about the job and internship opportunities for graduates at Coca-Cola European Partners, and how to get through their application process

GradLink careers video session: the 3 key tips for international students

(Length 40 minutes)

This video focuses on the 3 key ‘secrets to success’ for international students based on feedback from graduate employers we have worked with around the world. In other words, the 3 key things that international students should do whilst studying in the UK in order to maximise their employability. Namely, to use specialist careers resource, gain work expeirence, and build your online network:

GradLink careers video session: how international students can build a network on LinkedIn

(Length 18 minutes)

LinkedIn is essential for helping international students to get into the career they want, and it is really important that you start using it now. Employers will expect you to have a LinkedIn profile, and, what is more, it is important to begin building your professional network on LinkedIn now so that you have a great list of contacts by the time you graduate.

And as you’ll see, is it is relatively easy to do this!

This video will show you how to:  

  • Build a winning LinkedIn profile
  • Focus on the crucial parts of your profile – including the photo, headline and summary
  • Sell your enthusiasm if you don’t have work experience
  • Build your all-important network of professional contacts

GradLink careers video session: how international students can succeed at video interviews

(Length 10 minutes)

If you are applying for a graduate job, it is highly likely that you will be required to have a video interview. This session gives a range of advice around how to maximise your chances of performing well at a video job interview, including how to prepare the right space, how to familiarise yourself with the technology involved, and how to prepare for giving the best answers to interview questions.  


GradLink Articles

How can international students transition from campus to corporate life while working from home?

How international students can use LinkedIn to boost their employability during Covid-19

How can international students find work experience during COVID-19?

How international students can adapt to the new normal

How international students can find a career during Covid

How international students can prepare for university during Covid-19

How international students can make the most of their summer during Covid-19

Coca-Cola EP answer your questions about getting graduate jobs and opportunities during Covid-19

How international students can apply for jobs remotely

What does the UK post-study working visa update mean for international students looking to study in England this year?

How international students can gain skills online while at home

Remote study tips for international students

Other Resources

Coronavirus (Covid-19) graduate careers FAQs for international students (AGCAS Internationalisation Task Group)  

Coronavirus (Covid-19): info for international students (UKCISA)

Your career and COVID-19 (Prospects)

9 Job Search Tips for International Students in the Age of Coronavirus (Vault)


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