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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

Could virtual interviews diversify your workforce?

Virtual Interviews are becoming increasingly popular for global brands, but should more companies be investing in them? Virtual interviews are digital or video interviews which allow companies to hire without meeting the candidate in person. This method is particularly useful at the start of the hiring process as it makes screening applicants a quicker and cheaper process but what else can it bring?

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By David Gee
Published: March 19, 2018

3 tips to creating a communication strategy that attracts star talent

Attracting the best talent is the aim of recruiters worldwide and first impressions are everything, so how can you ensure you’re getting it right? IBM report that “52% of candidates never hear back from the organizations they apply to, even after more than two or three months have passed. Not communicating with candidates hurts your employer brand. And anything that hurts your employer brand can hurt your recruitment efforts.” So, the answer is simple, find a communication strategy that cuts through the competition and creates a brand that employees flock to. We’ve put together our top 3 tips to do just that.

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By David Gee
Published: February 15, 2018

Why international students need to increase their commercial awareness now

Employers cite a lack of commercial awareness as the biggest gap when it comes to graduate recruitment. It can be hard to pin down exactly what commercial awareness means, so we have broken it down so you can find out exactly what it is and how it can lead you to a graduate role.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: February 15, 2018

Why it′s important for international students to do volunteering

As an international student, there are a number of things to consider when working towards finding your career. It can be hard at times to juggle responsibilities and take time out to expand your skill set. Work experience is the buzzword coming up in most conversations with both international and home students looking for work in the UK and overseas. But where can you gain experience while keeping up with your studies?

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By Jen Garmston
Published: January 26, 2018

Top hiring tips for employers in 2018

The start of a new year can bring new opportunities, a time for policy updates and of course, new talent. Business magazine Forbes confirm that the “typical cost to replace an employee is 21% of their annual salary”. The average cost per hire has risen, so if you are planning to recruit this year, it’s vital to get it right first time. But how can you secure the best candidates in 2018?

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By David Gee
Published: January 15, 2018

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