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The top networking tips for international students to increase your employability today

 

We noticed an interesting post on LinkedIn recently which highlighted an unusual way an international student got noticed by employers. The marketing director of an international company left her laptop on a bench in London by mistake while rushing to catch a train. Fearing she had lost it forever, she was surprised to receive an email a few hours later from an Italian student who had found her laptop. They met so he could return the case and she found that he had been working in bars but was looking for an entry-level role in the UK. The director wanted to thank the student, so put a post on LinkedIn asking her colleagues and contacts if anyone had an opening for this honest young man. At last count, there were almost 300 responses to her message from employers reaching out to her and she confirmed that she had helped pass his CV on to a number of companies and was coaching him for any interviews he was offered. While this is an unusual situation, it is useful to demonstrate that networking and employability opportunities can come in many forms and from unexpected sources. This got us thinking about how international students and graduates can gain networking skills and opportunities from everyday scenarios. We put together some tips that can be used throughout university and after.

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By Jen Garmston Published: June 18, 2019

Why EMEA companies could be missing out on graduate talent

We all know recruitment is a tricky business, but when organisations fail to implement the best in tech and recruitment trends, they run the risk of missing out on one-of-a-kind graduates.

This issue was confirmed by a new global study, conducted by the Futurestep division of Korn Ferry with the most common pitfall being EMEA companies who fail to strategically link talent acquisition with their business strategy.

 

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By David Gee
Published: April 25, 2017

The importance of employee-manager relationships

Regardless of the level you currently work at, everyone has a story or two about a nightmare boss. Bad bosses have long been an amusing topic explored in film, but in actuality, an ineffectual boss can be more than just an annoyance – it can have a significant impact on productivity, output and the bottom line.

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By David Gee
Published: April 20, 2017

How to attract talent in a less appealing sector

Marketing, finance, IT… All popular sectors, seen by many graduates as the ‘sexier’ or more appealing industries to get into. But what about engineering or insurance? Organisations in those areas need to employ a whole range of tactics to attract and retain top talent. But what kind of tactics are we talking about? This is the conundrum posited by Juliet Hailstone in a blog post for HR and payroll solutions provider MHR. Fortunately, alongside the query comes some useful advice. Employers, take note…

 

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By David Gee
Published: April 18, 2017

Four ways to use social media for recruitment

Social media is an inescapable phenomena, but whatever you think about it, it is an essential part of the recruitment process. It can boost visibility, build brand awareness, attract top talent and provide a platform for you to show off all the best parts about your organisation.

 

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Published: March 20, 2017

Attraction and retention strategies for the construction industry in UAE

Construction remains a key area of growth in the Gulf. After a rocky 2016 in which job creation became stagnant, 2017 spells new hope for sectors across the region, especially that of construction and infrastructure.

 

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By David Gee
Published: March 17, 2017

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