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The top time management tips for international students that improve your employability

While in the midst of winter it can be hard to find motivation, especially when faced with cold days and dark nights. From university assignments and graduate job searches, to keeping in touch with friends and family, there’s a lot to consider, but having a plan to manage your time can help give structure and make you more productive.

Whether still in your first year of study, or your last, working out the best way to manage your time will not only help you succeed at university but allow you to build skills that will take you into your career after university. We’ve put together some ideas for how to make the best use of your time and how those skills can be used when it comes to finding your first job.

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By Published: February 08, 2019

Unpaid internships - great experience or a barrier to social mobility?

For graduates, unpaid internships can seem like an inescapable aspect of post-university life. You’re encouraged to take every opportunity, even if it means taking a financial hit. It’s an investment for the future, after all – a small sacrifice now for a potentially big gain in the future.

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By David Gee
Published: September 14, 2017

The importance of giving employer feedback

Does your company give candidates feedback, even if they’re unsuccessful? If you answered ‘yes,’ then you are in the minority.

Employers often argue that they simply do not have enough time to give feedback to every applicant especially if there has been a high number of candidates. Yet, while this is understandable at the preliminary stages, it’s a little harder to swallow once you’ve reached final interview.

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By David Gee
Published: September 11, 2017

Top 10 industries with the most vacancies right now!

Finding a job post-graduation can seem like a herculean task. Regardless of how polished your CV is or how many months you spent at your internship, it is not uncommon to feel like your job applications are disappearing into the ether. You can spend months writing covering letters and sending out applications, but to no avail.

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By David Gee
Published: August 25, 2017

5 reasons to incorporate flexible working at your company

Here at GradLink, we’ve noticed an increase in flexible working reports in the news. They range from job sharing and compressed hours, to working from home and flexitime. It’s clear that there is a correlation between these schemes and staff retention if you can find the right solution for your workplace. If you haven’t incorporated flexible working into your policies yet, here are six reasons to do just that…

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By David Gee
Published: August 24, 2017

A third of employers are unhappy with graduate attitudes to work-are you?

From their supposed love of avocado toast to the apparent adhesive nature of their smartphones, millennials are no strangers to criticism. However, a startling new study has found that a third of employers are unhappy with graduate attitudes to work, naming their lack of resilience and self-management skills as their two main faults. But do you think millennials have a bad work ethic? 

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By David Gee
Published: August 14, 2017

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