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The employability checklist every international student needs for their first term at university

 

It’s the start of a new academic year, and for many of you, this also means studying in a new country and the start of your university career. This year will bring new surroundings, friends, and challenges, but it’s important to remember what you would like to gain from your university experience. In your final year, some of you will begin to search for roles in your home countries, and others in the UK or across the globe. By focusing some time on your employability early on, you will equip yourself with the skills to produce standout applications and secure your graduate role. We’ve put together a checklist to help orientate yourself in your first term and beyond. 

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By Jen Garmston Published: September 14, 2018

International students: How your university can help you get work experience today!

Gaining work experience while still at university will not only minimise your skills gap, it can also provide you with new opportunities that could lead to your dream job. As an international student, it’s important to sell your skills and show employers that you have gone the extra mile to stand out. How exactly can you gain this working experience before you have graduated from university?

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By Jen Garmston
Published: June 20, 2018

Top hiring tips for employers in 2018

The start of a new year can bring new opportunities, a time for policy updates and of course, new talent. Business magazine Forbes confirm that the “typical cost to replace an employee is 21% of their annual salary”. The average cost per hire has risen, so if you are planning to recruit this year, it’s vital to get it right first time. But how can you secure the best candidates in 2018?

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By David Gee
Published: January 15, 2018

Find a candidate who matches your company culture with these 4 easy steps

Company culture is the lifeblood of your organisation. It permeates everything you do, from what you believe in, to the way you run your workspace. It can be tricky to pin down, but when the wrong candidate comes into the mix, it can whack that delicate ecosystem out of balance.

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By David Gee
Published: October 27, 2017

5 reasons to incorporate flexible working at your company

Here at GradLink, we’ve noticed an increase in flexible working reports in the news. They range from job sharing and compressed hours, to working from home and flexitime. It’s clear that there is a correlation between these schemes and staff retention if you can find the right solution for your workplace. If you haven’t incorporated flexible working into your policies yet, here are six reasons to do just that…

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By David Gee
Published: August 24, 2017

What′s more important for employers - attitude or aptitude?

What is more important, attitude or aptitude? It’s a question that many hiring professionals will have asked themselves when confronted with a candidate who, while lacking in experience, has an attitude that makes them stand out. This could be a big, friendly smile, an amicable demeanour, a charming personality or a certain je ne se quoi about them that shouts “hire me!”

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By David Gee
Published: June 05, 2017

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