Blog

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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Why international students should make use their careers service today!

As an international student, increasing your employability is important whether you plan to stay in the UK after your studies, return to your home country or move to a new country. Luckily, help is at hand! The careers service at your university are experts in all things employability and can help with all of the above. For example, moving to the UK to study may mean that there are cultural and business differences that are key to finding a role in this country; conversely, there may be key employers in your home country who are particularly interested in recruiting UK-educated graduate returners.

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By Jen Garmston Published: November 12, 2019

Why employers should embrace disruption

The word disruption doesn’t typically fill you with joy when you hear it. Usually, disruption means a disturbance that interferes and causes issues. In business, however, disruption is can be the change needed to create new ideas and spark innovation. Take two of the biggest disrupters in recent years, Airbnb and Netflix. Both companies used a gap in the market to shake up the status quo and create business plans that have changed the global hotel market and how people watch television. Rather than being wary of disruption, the key is learning how to harness it’s potential.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: November 12, 2019

What can an international student gain from attending a careers fair?

Many universities across the UK will be gearing up for their annual careers event where current students can meet local and national companies they may like to work for. Some international students may feel daunted by the prospect of a large professional event but there are several ways to overcome these concerns, gain some vital careers information and make contacts for your future career!

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By Jen Garmston
Published: October 18, 2019

What can an international student gain from attending a careers fair?

Many universities across the UK will be gearing up for their annual careers event where current students can meet local and national companies they may like to work for. Some international students may feel daunted by the prospect of a large professional event but there are several ways to overcome these concerns, gain some vital careers information and make contacts for your future career!

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By Jen Garmston
Published: October 18, 2019

What do international students need to know about the latest UK visa changes?

It’s been a big year for political changes in the UK, from a new Prime Minister to Brexit discussions and general confusion from both sides of the debate. However, last month the UK government announced that it would be increasing the post-study work visa for international students to two years. This update is fantastic news for international students, universities, and all who support them but what do we know so far?

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By Jen Garmston
Published: October 08, 2019

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

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