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5 ways international students can effectively use this year′s holiday season

Christmas is fast approaching and while most thoughts turn to festive food and seeing friends and family, there are some simple ideas that can set you up for the year ahead. By using your time constructively and taking on a few of these tips, you can enjoy your Christmas knowing that you've also made some progress on getting yourself ready for a job at the end of university.

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By Jen Garmston Published: December 07, 2018

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

The LinkedIn profile updates you should make today

Often referred to as ‘Facebook for business’, LinkedIn is so much more than that. According to LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends Report 2017, 40% of those companies surveyed said that they use social professional networks to find new hires. There are over 40 million students and recent graduates on Linkedin so it’s more important than ever to have a high-quality profile. Here are five essentials to include that will help you stand out from the crowd…

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By Jen Garmston
Published: August 10, 2017

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