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Welcome to GradLinkCanada’s news section, a continuously moving newsreel of the latest happenings in the country’s graduate job markets, including which Canada-based employers/sectors are recruiting, and latest advice from various industries. Our events listing includes the latest careers conferences, fairs, exhibitions etc. of interest to students and graduates from Canada.

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How international students can succeed at assessment centres to get a graduate job

Assessment centres are a popular recruitment tool for graduate vacancies, particularly with larger employers. The idea of being assessed for a whole day might seem like a lot of pressure, but if you follow a few of our tips you can arrive feeling prepared for whatever the day might throw at you. Employers invest money in assessment centre as they believe them to be a successful way to recruit the top talent, so, bring your ‘A’ game and do your best to show the company what you have to offer. 

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By Jen Garmston Published: June 03, 2019

Which foreign languages pay international graduates the highest salary?

As an international student, you may be bilingual which is a great asset when it comes to applying for a graduate role. Perhaps you’re learning another language as part of a language exchange club at your institution or having language lessons outside of your studies. Whether it’s the language of your home country, or a newly acquired skill, having a second language can help your employability by connecting you to those across the globe. Let’s take a look at some of the highest paying languages for roles in the UK.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: April 26, 2019

International students, how to impress on your first day of work and beyond

After all your hard work, you’ve secured your first professional role- congratulations! It can be both an exciting and daunting time as you start this next stage in your career. In order to make a good impression and show the value you bring, we’ve put together some ideas for how to prepare for your new role and impress your employer.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: October 19, 2018

Why diversifying your boardroom is key for 2018

When hiring new starters, do you think of their journey and where they might end up in your company? If hiring passionate, focused employees, there is every chance that somewhere down the line they could be heading up your boardroom in the future. So it’s important to think about who will be part of this pool of talent heading for the top.

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By David Gee
Published: August 06, 2018

How international students can find a graduate role in Canada

Canada is fast becoming a top employment destination for many looking for roles across the globe and it’s not hard to see why. Aside from the variety and beauty Canada’s landscapes and cities have to offer, the country’s laws mean that they are more inviting to accommodate foreign workers. Depending on your industry, you may or may not need a work permit but to be sure, check the information on the government’s website. There is even a tool to help you determine if a work visa is appropriate on the Government of Canada’s website.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: May 08, 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

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