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The top confidence tips for international students to help your employability

For many students, the jump from studying to employment can be a struggle due to the different skills that are needed at university compared to the working world. When searching for a graduate role ,being organised, expanding your skills and resilience are all important. However, building your confidence can be key to learning how to successfully promote yourself and to gain new skills that can help you find the perfect job.

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By Jen Garmston Published: April 08, 2019

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 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

Making the case for market-specific induction programs

Do you have a market-specific induction programme or onboarding process? Pizza Express has – and it has earned them some impressive results.

When the company first set its scope on opening a franchise in Asia, it made a concerted effort to fully train staff nine weeks in advance. Not only did this mean the staff were ready from the get-go and were well versed in the company’s ethos, but they were also equipped with specialised training for working in local markets. Human Resources Online recently spoke to Robert Stubbing, general manager of Pizza Express in Singapore, to find out more about the power of market-specific induction programmes.

 

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By David Gee
Published: April 27, 2017

Employer Advice: How international returners are making a big difference at BDO

We know that finding the perfect candidate can be a challenge, but here at GradLink we’re dedicated to connecting employers with the best in international graduate talent. But don’t just take our word for it – this month, BDO’s director of talent acquisition Siew Fong Thong explains how international graduates are making a difference in their business…

 

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By Gradlink
Published: February 16, 2017

Six New Year′s Resolutions every international student should make

Every January, the internet becomes saturated with self-help advice and suggested New Year’s resolutions. Now, any excuse for self-reflection and reaffirmed direction is all good in our books. However, rather than focusing on losing three pounds or hitting the gym every week, why not use the New Year’s momentum to invest in your future?

 

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By David Gee
Published: January 23, 2017

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