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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

Tips for improving diversity in the workplace

Time and time again it has been proven that a diverse workplace is a productive and profitable workplace. Chief Diversity Officer at Seimens, Janina Kugel, summed it up quite nicely in a recent report in Gulf News: “Diversity strengthens our innovative capacity, unleashes the potential of Siemens’ employees and thereby directly contributes to our business success.”

 

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By David Gee
Published: March 16, 2017

GradLink Gulf Launch Event, in association with the Global College of Engineering and Technology (GCET), Oman

It is with great pleasure that employers are invited to attend the GradLink and GCET event to announce the launching of GradLink Gulf on Monday 20 March 2017

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By GradLink
Published: March 10, 2017

Three steps to unlocking your recruiting potential

Employers may think that finding the right candidate is a waiting game. However, with these three tips, courtesy of Forbes, you can take control and be proactive in your hunt for the perfect applicant.

 

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By David Gee
Published: February 20, 2017

The secret to graduate employee retention

Employee retention is a global problem. Employers go through all the hoops to find and secure the best graduate talent, but then stumble at the last hurdle when they fail to keep them in the organisation. It not only costs vast amounts to replace staff, but it can also tarnish an organisation’s reputation and have negative effect on productivity and engagement.

 

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By David Gee
Published: February 17, 2017

How to make your business more attractive to candidates

It’s a competitive world out there – and not just for applicants. It’s no secret that in order to attract the best, employers have to be the best. Last week, Minute Hack published some advice that companies can harness to become an employer of choice. Here are some of the highlights…

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By David Gee
Published: February 13, 2017

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