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5 ways international students can effectively use this year′s holiday season

Christmas is fast approaching and while most thoughts turn to festive food and seeing friends and family, there are some simple ideas that can set you up for the year ahead. By using your time constructively and taking on a few of these tips, you can enjoy your Christmas knowing that you've also made some progress on getting yourself ready for a job at the end of university.

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By Jen Garmston Published: December 07, 2018

Five Finance Jobs Perfect For Graduates

For many recent graduates, finding a job that matches their experience level can be challenging. It can often be disheartening for would-be applicants who feel that they are too experienced for minimum wage or low-skilled roles, but are under-qualified for the career they really want. Many feel that they just need that first step on the ladder to get going, but when it seems like you need five years’ experience just to get an entry level position, it is understandable to see why some are dismayed.

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By David Gee
Published: July 10, 2017

Our university comes top for graduate employability

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), the university that produces the GradLink careers service for the UK's international students, has come top of all universities in the west of the country for student employment in the UK's official destination survey.

The latest figures from the Higher Education Statistical Agency (HESA) show that the UWE Bristol is ahead of all universities in the west of England for employment and further study of students who graduated in 2016.

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By GradLink
Published: July 10, 2017

What Do Graduates Really Want From Their First Job?

The majority of recent graduates fall into one of two categories: Millennials or Generation Z. 

Endless thought pieces have sought to solve the puzzle of what they really want but, on the whole, employers are left confused rather than enlightened.

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By David Gee
Published: July 04, 2017

Visa Guide For International Students

So you’ve completed your studies in the UK and you’ve got the gown, cap and degree to prove it. But perhaps you’re not ready to wave goodbye to Britain’s sunny shores just yet, or maybe you have a job opportunity lined up that is too good to miss? Either way, you will need to get a new visa – but where do you start?

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By David Gee
Published: July 03, 2017

Do employers expect more of entry-level employees than ever before?

The world of work has never been so competitive. For employers, this means investing in corporate branding, improving interview techniques and being present on platforms and job seeking sites. For prospective employees, however, the battle for the entry-level role is much fiercer.

It is a common gripe among graduates that for any entry-level role, they would need years of experience to qualify. Moreover, once they are there, they attest that more is expected of them than ever before. But how true is this assertion? A recent article by Fast Company examined the claim and considered possible reasons behind the increasingly demanding job specs.

 

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By David Gee
Published: June 19, 2017

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