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5 ways international students can effectively use this year′s holiday season

Christmas is fast approaching and while most thoughts turn to festive food and seeing friends and family, there are some simple ideas that can set you up for the year ahead. By using your time constructively and taking on a few of these tips, you can enjoy your Christmas knowing that you've also made some progress on getting yourself ready for a job at the end of university.

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By Jen Garmston Published: December 07, 2018

International students: How to get noticed by graduate employers this Autumn

At this point in the academic year, your thoughts may be focussed towards your upcoming break over Christmas, but don’t forget it’s also the perfect time to think about how to show how employable you are. Preparation is key for international students in particular, but rather than a hindrance, try to use this to your advantage. By understanding what your options are early on, you will expand your choices. We’ve put these ideas together to ensure that when you reach your final year, you’ll get noticed by the employers you’re interested in working for.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: November 01, 2018

Top 5 tips for international students this summer!

Summer is officially here and it’s the perfect time to reflect on how your year of study has gone. Now you have a break from university, you have more time to think about what is coming next year whether this is a new job or another year of study. In order to make the most of this time, we’ve got a few tips to help you get the most out of your break.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: July 05, 2018

GradLink visits Europe!

Last month, GradLink went on the road to visit countries that will become part of our new site launching later this year.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: June 22, 2018

How international students can tackle off the wall interview questions

When it comes to practicing your interview technique, there are many steps you can take, but sometimes interview panels ask obscure questions that are hard to prepare for. Common examples include, “If you were an animal, what would you be?” Or “If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?” If the job you have applied for is competency based, then you should be able to think of some practice questions based on the job description. Some companies however, like to keep you on your toes and see how you react when put under pressure. They ask these off the wall questions to test you, but how should you react?

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By Jen Garmston
Published: May 15, 2018

Why resilience is the key quality international students need to find a graduate job

 

Job hunting comes with its challenges, and as an international student, there are a lot of factors to consider. It can be a balancing act, juggling studying while looking for new positions and applying for jobs. We’ve found the best advice we’ve received is that resilience is key. By adopting this skill during your job search, you will provide yourself with the tools to recover from any possible setbacks and keep the motivation to keep going for that star role. Not only will resilience aid your career hunt but set you up for challenges in the workplace. So, how can you make yourself more resilient?

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By Jen Garmston
Published: March 19, 2018

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