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Welcome to GradLink’s central blog section, covering the latest happenings in graduate jobs markets around the world.

Blog articles cover areas such as where the latest graduate jobs are, and which occupations are experiencing the best salary increases. Our events listing includes the latest careers conferences, fairs, exhibitions etc. of interest to international students and graduates.

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International students, how to impress on your first day of work and beyond

After all your hard work, you’ve secured your first professional role- congratulations! It can be both an exciting and daunting time as you start this next stage in your career. In order to make a good impression and show the value you bring, we’ve put together some ideas for how to prepare for your new role and impress your employer.

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By Jen Garmston Published: October 19, 2018

The employability checklist every international student needs for their first term at university

 

It’s the start of a new academic year, and for many of you, this also means studying in a new country and the start of your university career. This year will bring new surroundings, friends, and challenges, but it’s important to remember what you would like to gain from your university experience. In your final year, some of you will begin to search for roles in your home countries, and others in the UK or across the globe. By focusing some time on your employability early on, you will equip yourself with the skills to produce standout applications and secure your graduate role. We’ve put together a checklist to help orientate yourself in your first term and beyond. 

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By Jen Garmston
Published: September 14, 2018

What do recruiters need to know about AI?

Artificial intelligence is the future. If we believe the current conversations it’s set to both take jobs from us and make our lives easier, but what’s the real impact of an automated future? The news is split with some headlines praising advancements and the others proclaiming we can’t compete with this technology when it comes to employability. As with most updates to technology, knowledge is power and by understanding what the impact will be, you’re more likely to be able to tackle it head-on. So, how could it affect our current jobs market and recruitment techniques?

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By David Gee
Published: August 31, 2018

The top interview tips for international students

   
It’s time to talk interviews. They can be a source of nerves for many of us, but if approached with confidence, they can be a way of showing you’re the perfect fit for a role. Whether you have an interview for your course at university, a graduate role or a short-term internship, the preparation is the same. By following some of these tips, you’ll be prepared to show your talent to the interview panel and get started on your new career path. If you’re wondering where to start, we’ve got you covered...

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By Jen Garmston
Published: August 31, 2018

Why diversifying your boardroom is key for 2018

When hiring new starters, do you think of their journey and where they might end up in your company? If hiring passionate, focused employees, there is every chance that somewhere down the line they could be heading up your boardroom in the future. So it’s important to think about who will be part of this pool of talent heading for the top.

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By David Gee
Published: August 06, 2018

The top 5 post-graduation tips for international students

These past few weeks, our social media platforms have been swamped with photos of students across the UK who have graduated from their final year of university. Congratulations to all of you who have graduated this year! Some of you may have found jobs either in the UK or in your home country, and some will still be searching. Now you’re a fully-fledged graduate we’ve got some advice that should help you navigate your first few months post-graduation and help you feel less daunted by the prospect of life after university.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: August 03, 2018

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