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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 career tips every international student should take on in 2018

Each January we’re met with the same message about new year’s resolutions; eating healthily, exercising more and finding the ‘new’ you. While this is all good advice, here at GradLink our focus is always on how we can help you find the best role after university. The start of a new year is as good as any to re-evaluate where you are in your career search and make a plan for the year ahead.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: January 15, 2018

The top motivation ideas for your company this Christmas

It's almost Christmas which usually means that both businesses and staff are winding down before they finish work for the year. It can be hard to keep up the momentum at this time of year, so we've come up with a few ways to engage and motivate your staff before the Christmas break and into the new year.

 

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By David Gee
Published: December 15, 2017

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 15, 2017

Digital Natives: should you adapt your workplace for them?

We’ve seen a number of reports which suggest that in order to keep up with millennials and their tech-savvy nature, your company’s training and provisions need an update. Technology news site Business Tech explain that these workers “make up the generation that will represent nearly 75% of the work force by 2030”. With that in mind, the importance of both attracting and retaining these employees is vital.

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By David Gee
Published: December 08, 2017

How to turn your social media presence into a graduate job today

Social media has well and truly integrated itself into most aspects of our lives today. It’s how we stay connected with friends and family, view news from across the globe and create an online persona. There are a huge number of benefits from social media and one of them is being able to use your time online to help you find a graduate job. If you are struggling to know where to start, we’re here to help!

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By Jen Garmston
Published: December 01, 2017

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