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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

Promoting green credentials could help with recruitment in GCC

Could the secret to securing top millennial talent lie in your green credentials?

Protecting the planet should be on everyone’s priority list, but in case you needed a little extra nudge, it turns out that nine in 10 millennials residing in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) not only believe in climate change but trust their leaders, employers and educators to lead the charge against it.

 

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By David Gee
Published: February 09, 2017

12 Highest Paying Jobs In the UAE

Gulf News has reviewed more than 300 professional titles or positions in the UAE to explore which jobs pay the most. Their review is based on two key metrics: basic wage and allowances.

The job titles considered fall into key job groups: accounting and finance, health care, human resources, information technology, retail and corporate banking, marketing, legal, office support, hospitality and services, among others.

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By Gradlink
Published: January 27, 2017

Top hiring tips for employers in 2017

Are you planning to recruit this year? According to the US Department of Labor, the cost of a bad hire is at least 30% of an employee’s first year earnings. And that could spell disaster, especially for smaller firms. Here at Gradlink, we aim to simplify the recruitment process, making it as straightforward as possible by giving employers immediate access to thousands of talented graduates. But what else can you do to secure the right candidate in 2017?

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By David Gee
Published: January 26, 2017

How returning graduates provide a smart answer to nationalization targets

The UAE has experienced rapid economic growth and societal transformation over the last four decades. This major boom in industry has led to a heavy reliance on expat workers and now just 11% of the UAE’s population is made up of native Emiratis. To help redress the balance, governments have turned to nationalisation – Emiratisation, Saudisation and Qatarisation – as a way of incentivising employers to invest more in indigenous talent inn the public and private sectors.

 

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By David Gee
Published: January 26, 2017

5 Reasons why the UAE is the perfect place for women to start their careers

In the on-going struggle to find gender equality, and close the gender gap between men and women, the UAE stands as a rare ray of sunshine for ladies all around the world. Not only has the Gulf state become an infamous hub for young people looking to kick start their careers, but it has also built a reputation as one of the best countries for women to be in.

Everyone has heard of its tax-free income and extravagant lifestyle, but what makes this flourishing nation the perfect hub for young women?

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By Gradlink
Published: January 20, 2017

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