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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

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

How can the influencer generation help your business?

It’s well known that the millennial generation spans a huge percentage of today’s workforce, but they’re quickly being caught up by Generation Z and that means another shift is coming our way. Generation Z are now entering the workforce and are a group who can’t remember a time before the existence of the internet since they were born from around 1997 onwards. They’re noted as spending around 10 hours a day online but despite this ultra-connectivity, they prefer face-to-face interactions in the workplace more than their predecessors the millennials, but what does this mean for employers?

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By Jen Garmston
Published: August 05, 2019

What do international students need to know about the first report on international graduate outcomes in the UK?

This year, Universities UK, the representative organisation for the UK’s universities have produced an international graduate outcome report for the first time. This report follows the UK government’s International Education Strategy which was released in March 2019. This latest study is the first large scale report to investigate the graduate outcomes of international students who have studied in the UK.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: August 02, 2019

Why doing a short course before university can help international students enhance their employability long term

One of our aims here at GradLink, is to show international students and graduates how to increase their employability and reach their career potential after university. It’s important not only to focus on what skills employers are looking for, but how you can increase your options by being proactive during your university course or, in this case, before starting a UK degree. Today we’re looking at short courses in the UK, what they are and how they can help you reach your career goals.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: July 19, 2019

Are millennials really snowflakes in the workplace?

It’s difficult to escape talking about millennials when you’re hiring today. They’ve quickly become the generation that everyone is talking about, often because of a new trend they’ve embraced or discussions about their work ethics. They were born from 1981-1996 so now roughly aged between 22-37 and due to a surge in birth rates in the 80s and 90s, there’s a lot of them. They currently make up around half of today’s workforce and that’s set to rise to a staggering 75% by 2025.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: July 10, 2019

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