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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

3 tips to hold onto graduate talent

The competition for graduates to get their first role can be tough, but the struggle also reaches employers in this competitive market to retain new talent. Employees have options open to them once they have completed their initial training, but they don’t have to make this jump. When applying for a new role, graduates are looking for the best fit in a company but if this suitability doesn’t continue, they might look elsewhere. Spending time on attraction is important but retention is just as vital to a company’s success. We’ve found a few tips that can help hold onto new graduates after that initial training period and lead them to their long-term careers with you.

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By David Gee
Published: July 13, 2018

Top 5 tips for international students this summer!

Summer is officially here and it’s the perfect time to reflect on how your year of study has gone. Now you have a break from university, you have more time to think about what is coming next year whether this is a new job or another year of study. In order to make the most of this time, we’ve got a few tips to help you get the most out of your break.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: July 05, 2018

GradLink visits Europe!

Last month, GradLink went on the road to visit countries that will become part of our new site launching later this year.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: June 22, 2018

International students: How your university can help you get work experience today!

Gaining work experience while still at university will not only minimise your skills gap, it can also provide you with new opportunities that could lead to your dream job. As an international student, it’s important to sell your skills and show employers that you have gone the extra mile to stand out. How exactly can you gain this working experience before you have graduated from university?

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By Jen Garmston
Published: June 20, 2018

How international students can tackle off the wall interview questions

When it comes to practicing your interview technique, there are many steps you can take, but sometimes interview panels ask obscure questions that are hard to prepare for. Common examples include, “If you were an animal, what would you be?” Or “If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?” If the job you have applied for is competency based, then you should be able to think of some practice questions based on the job description. Some companies however, like to keep you on your toes and see how you react when put under pressure. They ask these off the wall questions to test you, but how should you react?

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By Jen Garmston
Published: May 15, 2018

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