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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

The top 5 post-graduation tips for international students

These past few weeks, our social media platforms have been swamped with photos of students across the UK who have graduated from their final year of university. Congratulations to all of you who have graduated this year! Some of you may have found jobs either in the UK or in your home country, and some will still be searching. Now you’re a fully-fledged graduate we’ve got some advice that should help you navigate your first few months post-graduation and help you feel less daunted by the prospect of life after university.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: August 03, 2018

Why international students should find a mentor today!

Studying in another country comes with its challenges, but having extra support from someone with more experience can help you to overcome these. Finding a mentor can be a way of expanding your network and gaining valuable experience from someone first hand, but where do you start?

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By Jen Garmston
Published: July 18, 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

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