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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

Which foreign languages pay international graduates the highest salary?

As an international student, you may be bilingual which is a great asset when it comes to applying for a graduate role. Perhaps you’re learning another language as part of a language exchange club at your institution or having language lessons outside of your studies. Whether it’s the language of your home country, or a newly acquired skill, having a second language can help your employability by connecting you to those across the globe. Let’s take a look at some of the highest paying languages for roles in the UK.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: April 26, 2019

The importance of hiring good IT security personnel for your company

When hiring within your IT department, how much focus is on cybercrime? If you’re not already investing in your company’s future with additional IT security hires, you could be leaving your business without sufficient protection when there is a pool of cyber talent available.

In 2018 a number of high-profile companies encountered large-scale breaches including Marriot International, Ticketmaster and Yahoo. The reality is that there has been a shift in how hackers operate and target businesses, but this can be challenged with the correct staff in place to support your security. Tech magazine Computer Business review reveal that “during the first six months of 2018, the equivalent to 291 records were stolen or exposed every second” but these numbers could be reduced.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: April 09, 2019

The importance of hiring good IT security personnel for your company

When hiring within your IT department, how much focus is on cybercrime? If you’re not already investing in your company’s future with additional IT security hires, you could be leaving your business without sufficient protection when there is a pool of cyber talent available.

In 2018 a number of high-profile companies encountered large-scale breaches including Marriot International, Ticketmaster and Yahoo. The reality is that there has been a shift in how hackers operate and target businesses, but this can be challenged with the correct staff in place to support your security. Tech magazine Computer Business review reveal that “during the first six months of 2018, the equivalent to 291 records were stolen or exposed every second” but these numbers could be reduced.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: April 09, 2019

The top confidence tips for international students to help your employability

For many students, the jump from studying to employment can be a struggle due to the different skills that are needed at university compared to the working world. When searching for a graduate role ,being organised, expanding your skills and resilience are all important. However, building your confidence can be key to learning how to successfully promote yourself and to gain new skills that can help you find the perfect job.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: April 08, 2019

Does a master′s degree help the employability of international students?

Studying for a master’s can be an exciting point in your career path. Making the leap to post-graduate study can provide you with skills that can boost your prospects and future employment, but the decision isn’t that clear cut. With international students in mind, we’re going to look at the best way to decide if the master's route is the right one for you.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: March 15, 2019

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