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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

Spotlight on the Philippines

The Philippines have made the news this week due to their strong economy and improving employment stats. However, figures aren’t all they have to smile about as Filipinos have also been voted the happiest workers in SE Asia, according to the Asian Journal.

But first, let’s look at those employment figures. The government has reported that in addition to a booming economy, both the amount of Filipinos without jobs and the number of those looking for better work dropped in July to an 11-year low.

 

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By David Gee
Published: September 23, 2016

Career tips for new graduates and the companies that hire them

It is indeed graduate season. So with a little help from Forbes and their contributor Maynard Webb, we’d like to share some advice for the graduating class and the companies that may hire them.

Here are six tips for the graduates about to embark into the world of work:

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By David Gee
Published: September 05, 2016

Booming mobile internet industries will boost GDP and generate jobs in ASEAN countries

Great news today for graduates looking to join the mobile internet industries in ASEAN. A report by Oxford Economics has found that mobile internet penetration will boost ASEAN’s gross domestic product and increase employment, Computer Weekly wrote.

The report indicated that with each rising percentage point of mobile penetration, an extra $1.5bn will be added to the region’s overall GDP and carries with it the potential of creating a million jobs by 2020.

 

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By David Gee
Published: August 23, 2016

KPMG changes graduate interviews to suit millennials

In previous posts, we have spoken about the altering attitudes and needs of the emerging millennial workforce. Millennials will make up 75% of the global workforce by 2025 and accountancy firm KPMG have made practical changes to their recruitment system to take advantage of this.

The firm has said that the recruitment process itself is changing and has been adapted to suit people born between 1980 and 2000, the BBC reports.

 

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By David Gee
Published: August 16, 2016

The best companies for job interviews

Interviews can be a nerve-racking and stress inducing process. Candidates are acutely aware of the market’s competitiveness as they sit waiting to go in, their ties feeling much too tight and their CVs much too short.  

However, some companies are not just acknowledging the nerves, but are actively working to improve the interview process. After all, a calm candidate can better express and articulate their views, strengths and experiences.

 

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By David Gee
Published: August 16, 2016

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