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What skills are employers looking for, and how can international students prove they′ve got them?

Employers often refer to the skills gap when talking about hiring new graduates. This is the difference between the skills employers would like their employees to have and what skills employees have. The way to bridge this gap is to understand not only what graduate employers are looking for, but how your current skills match this and how you can increase your experience to meet their expectations.

International student website Study International highlight the top skills employers are looking for in the graduates they employ. Today we’re looking at how international students and graduates can use their international status to showcase these skills and how to gain further experience that will show employers that you mean business!

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By Jen Garmston Published: September 13, 2019

Now is the time to be a content or media professional in India

According to the TimesJobs RecruiteX Report highlighted in the Economic Times, sectors such as media, finance and accounting are flourishing despite a slow-down in recruitment during the month of October.

Nilanjan Roy, head of strategy at Times Business Solutions, explains: “The data trend shows a regular dip in hiring around this festive season. Most people take their annual vacations during this period and it reflects in the manpower planning strategies of companies – which defer recruitments during this period. Post festivities, talent demand is seen to pick up pace.”  

 

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By David Gee
Published: November 23, 2016

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

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