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How to negotiate your salary as an international student or graduate

Thinking about your possible earnings isn’t just a thought just for recent graduates but undergraduates too. Knowing the value of your skills can be investigated while you’re still at university and help you when searching for jobs to apply for. When looking for a graduate role a number of factors can take priority including role duties, progression, company culture, location and of course salary. It can be difficult for a recent graduate to know if, when and how they can discuss the subject of salary when attending interviews and starting a new role. There can be a fine line between knowing your worth and appearing mercenary, and it’s important to give employers a good first impression that ensures they know that your interest lies primarily in the role itself rather than its monetary reward. We’ve put together some ideas for how to tackle the sometimes tricky topic of money.

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By Jen Garmston Published: August 14, 2019

Finding a job in the UK: A timeline for international students

Trying to find a job in the UK can be daunting as an international student. Aside from visa requirements and sponsorship, knowing how and when to apply for a role is your first hurdle. That’s where we come in with our handy guide to finding a role in the UK. From volunteering to paid graduate roles, we’ve found the best time of year to apply for these roles and what they can offer you in return. So, what jobs can you apply for?

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By Jen Garmston
Published: November 14, 2017

How to get a job in the UK: The story of an international student

There is no denying that international students studying in the UK have a hard task at the end of their studies to secure a job. The changes in the Post-Study Working Visa have meant that the bar has been raised higher but what can you do to help yourself gain employment in this country?

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By Jen Garmston
Published: October 27, 2017

Find a candidate who matches your company culture with these 4 easy steps

Company culture is the lifeblood of your organisation. It permeates everything you do, from what you believe in, to the way you run your workspace. It can be tricky to pin down, but when the wrong candidate comes into the mix, it can whack that delicate ecosystem out of balance.

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By David Gee
Published: October 27, 2017

How international students can get the most from careers fairs

Careers fairs can be a nerve-wracking business. With hundreds of employers and a plethora of keen candidates to compete with, it bodes well to be prepared.

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By David Gee
Published: October 13, 2017

Do stress interviews still have a place in recruitment?

Most of us feel some level of stress when going for a new job, but what if sole the aim of the interview was to put you under extra pressure just to see how you react? That is the intention of a stress interview.  This particular recruitment tactic is usually adopted for roles that have high levels of stress as part of the day-to-day duties, but does this bring out the best in candidates?

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By David Gee
Published: October 02, 2017

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