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Why doing a short course before university can help international students enhance their employability long term

One of our aims here at GradLink, is to show international students and graduates how to increase their employability and reach their career potential after university. It’s important not only to focus on what skills employers are looking for, but how you can increase your options by being proactive during your university course or, in this case, before starting a UK degree. Today we’re looking at short courses in the UK, what they are and how they can help you reach your career goals.

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By Jen Garmston Published: July 19, 2019

Indian telecoms, healthcare and finance job opportunities are thriving

Great news for those seeking a career in the Indian telecoms or finance sectors; jobs in these industries are currently at a three and a half year high.

Recruitment firm TeamLease interviewed various organisations in India about their predicted hiring behaviours for their new Employment Outlook Report.

 

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By David Gee
Published: November 04, 2016

Productivity over “present”

Trust between employee and organisation has always been a key component in company morale, but for millennials – a generation defined as “continual candidates” – trust is essential for staff retention.

This week, the Economic Times of India reported that more and more companies are incorporating these ideals. Organisations are developing systems and plans that will revolutionise ethics at work through placing trust at heart of their relationship with their staff. For example, some companies are doing this by allowing staff to manage their own work schedules. 

 

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By David Gee
Published: September 19, 2016

India’s IT and banking industry giants offer essential tips for graduates

Are you an Indian graduate looking to break into the banking or IT sector back home?

India’s banking and IT landscape is in transition. With booming potential but a lack of skilled workers, industry giants are looking to fill the roles that will fuel their growth. However, according to the New Indian Express (NIE), at least 80-85 per cent of this resource pool requires additional training to make them job-ready and employable.

 

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By David Gee
Published: September 16, 2016

1 in 3 candidates are continually searching for next role

More than one-third of employees across the globe are always on the lookout for their next role or opportunity, a study conducted by ManpowerGroup Solutions has found.

So many in fact, that they have even been given their own title by recruiters: the continuous candidate. One in three of us make it into this category with Mexico and the US’s job market leading the way in the trend, with 50 per cent and 41 per cent, respectively. 

The Economic Times of India proposed that the prevalence of the trend in the US is due to the fact alternative forms of employment emerge faster here than anywhere else.

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By David Gee
Published: August 23, 2016

India’s youth drawn to RBI and SBI over Facebook and Microsoft

In New Delhi, research has indicated that India’s youth are undergoing a shift in employment aspirations. While elsewhere in the world candidates would be clambering for a position in the ranks of Facebook or Microsoft, Indians instead have a growing preference for home-based companies such as Raghuram Rajan’s Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Arundhati Bhattacharya’s State Bank of India (SBI), the Economic Times of India reports.

 

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By David Gee
Published: August 18, 2016

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