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Which industries offer the best salaries for international students?

When thinking about your future career, there are a number of factors to consider from course suitability at university, locations, possible career options and salary expectations. When you start looking for your first role it’s useful to understand how much is reasonable to expect from an entry-level role in your industry. By understanding what is appropriate it can help you to decide where to look for new roles and what to ask for when discussing salary. We’ve looked at a selection of countries to see which industries come with the best salaries so you can start to think about where you might work after graduation.

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By Jen Garmston Published: September 02, 2019

Are millennials really snowflakes in the workplace?

It’s difficult to escape talking about millennials when you’re hiring today. They’ve quickly become the generation that everyone is talking about, often because of a new trend they’ve embraced or discussions about their work ethics. They were born from 1981-1996 so now roughly aged between 22-37 and due to a surge in birth rates in the 80s and 90s, there’s a lot of them. They currently make up around half of today’s workforce and that’s set to rise to a staggering 75% by 2025.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: July 10, 2019

Could re-skilling be the key to long term retention?

When talking about skills for employees, the focus is often on new hires and what they can bring to the company. The reality is however, that in a few years time, those skills could be outdated. New skills, particularly in technology move so fast that after a few years of employment, the skills gap can appear even with new employees. So, what is the solution to keep up in each industry and retain both longstanding and new hires? 

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Published: June 04, 2019

The top time management tips for international students that improve your employability

While in the midst of winter it can be hard to find motivation, especially when faced with cold days and dark nights. From university assignments and graduate job searches, to keeping in touch with friends and family, there’s a lot to consider, but having a plan to manage your time can help give structure and make you more productive.

Whether still in your first year of study, or your last, working out the best way to manage your time will not only help you succeed at university but allow you to build skills that will take you into your career after university. We’ve put together some ideas for how to make the best use of your time and how those skills can be used when it comes to finding your first job.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: February 08, 2019

How international students can use the skills gap to get a graduate job today

The skills gap may be something you’ve heard of when employers talk about recruiting new graduates, but what does that mean in relation to your job prospects? Whether you’ve graduated already or are still studying, the skills gap is pivotal to understanding how to meet the expectations of employers. The skills gap is the difference between what employers want their employees to be able to do and what employees can actually do. The way to bridge this gap is to understand what they’re looking for so you’re prepared with the relevant skills.  This is something you can start thinking about from the start of your university career and add to as you begin searching for your graduate role.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: November 26, 2018

The LinkedIn profile updates you should make today

Often referred to as ‘Facebook for business’, LinkedIn is so much more than that. According to LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends Report 2017, 40% of those companies surveyed said that they use social professional networks to find new hires. There are over 40 million students and recent graduates on Linkedin so it’s more important than ever to have a high-quality profile. Here are five essentials to include that will help you stand out from the crowd…

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By Jen Garmston
Published: April 18, 2018

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