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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

International students, how to impress on your first day of work and beyond

After all your hard work, you’ve secured your first professional role- congratulations! It can be both an exciting and daunting time as you start this next stage in your career. In order to make a good impression and show the value you bring, we’ve put together some ideas for how to prepare for your new role and impress your employer.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: October 19, 2018

The employability checklist every international student needs for their first term at university

 

It’s the start of a new academic year, and for many of you, this also means studying in a new country and the start of your university career. This year will bring new surroundings, friends, and challenges, but it’s important to remember what you would like to gain from your university experience. In your final year, some of you will begin to search for roles in your home countries, and others in the UK or across the globe. By focusing some time on your employability early on, you will equip yourself with the skills to produce standout applications and secure your graduate role. We’ve put together a checklist to help orientate yourself in your first term and beyond. 

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By Jen Garmston
Published: September 14, 2018

What do recruiters need to know about AI?

Artificial intelligence is the future. If we believe the current conversations it’s set to both take jobs from us and make our lives easier, but what’s the real impact of an automated future? The news is split with some headlines praising advancements and the others proclaiming we can’t compete with this technology when it comes to employability. As with most updates to technology, knowledge is power and by understanding what the impact will be, you’re more likely to be able to tackle it head-on. So, how could it affect our current jobs market and recruitment techniques?

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By David Gee
Published: August 31, 2018

The top interview tips for international students

   
It’s time to talk interviews. They can be a source of nerves for many of us, but if approached with confidence, they can be a way of showing you’re the perfect fit for a role. Whether you have an interview for your course at university, a graduate role or a short-term internship, the preparation is the same. By following some of these tips, you’ll be prepared to show your talent to the interview panel and get started on your new career path. If you’re wondering where to start, we’ve got you covered...

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By Jen Garmston
Published: August 31, 2018

Why diversifying your boardroom is key for 2018

When hiring new starters, do you think of their journey and where they might end up in your company? If hiring passionate, focused employees, there is every chance that somewhere down the line they could be heading up your boardroom in the future. So it’s important to think about who will be part of this pool of talent heading for the top.

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By David Gee
Published: August 06, 2018

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