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What can an international student gain from attending a careers fair?

Many universities across the UK will be gearing up for their annual careers event where current students can meet local and national companies they may like to work for. Some international students may feel daunted by the prospect of a large professional event but there are several ways to overcome these concerns, gain some vital careers information and make contacts for your future career!

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By Jen Garmston Published: October 18, 2019

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

International students: How your university can help you get work experience today!

Gaining work experience while still at university will not only minimise your skills gap, it can also provide you with new opportunities that could lead to your dream job. As an international student, it’s important to sell your skills and show employers that you have gone the extra mile to stand out. How exactly can you gain this working experience before you have graduated from university?

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By Jen Garmston
Published: June 20, 2018

How international students can tackle off the wall interview questions

When it comes to practicing your interview technique, there are many steps you can take, but sometimes interview panels ask obscure questions that are hard to prepare for. Common examples include, “If you were an animal, what would you be?” Or “If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?” If the job you have applied for is competency based, then you should be able to think of some practice questions based on the job description. Some companies however, like to keep you on your toes and see how you react when put under pressure. They ask these off the wall questions to test you, but how should you react?

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By Jen Garmston
Published: May 15, 2018

How international students can find a graduate role in Canada

Canada is fast becoming a top employment destination for many looking for roles across the globe and it’s not hard to see why. Aside from the variety and beauty Canada’s landscapes and cities have to offer, the country’s laws mean that they are more inviting to accommodate foreign workers. Depending on your industry, you may or may not need a work permit but to be sure, check the information on the government’s website. There is even a tool to help you determine if a work visa is appropriate on the Government of Canada’s website.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: May 08, 2018

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: April 18, 2018

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