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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

Finance or IT graduate? Head to UAE...

The New Year has left many of us thinking about the future and despite a tumultuous 2016, things are looking up for the career hungry graduate in the UAE and elsewhere.

New research conducted by HR consultants ManPowerGroup, and reported on in the Gulf News, has examined data and recorded company forecasts for the next 12 months. More than 42,000 companies from across the world participated in the study, thus producing one of the most concise and detailed insights into the global job market we have come across in a while.

 

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By David Gee
Published: January 11, 2017

Why Middle East companies should avoid job cuts in these times of low oil prices

In the current uncertain economic climate, businesses and governments are struggling to balance their budgets in the face of continued volatility. Sustained low oil prices and erratic financial markets have rocked the global economy, forcing companies to balance their budgets, and the hammer has inevitably fallen on employees as companies downsize their workforces.

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By The National
Published: June 10, 2016

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