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Careers information for new students

Careers information and tips for new students Moving to a new country can involve a lot of changes to get used to. Below are several actions that can help you best prepare for your future career. Get your CV ready before you start and get it checked by your careers service Getting your CV (a […]

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How to use your internationalisation to stand out to UK employers

The common character when applying for graduate-level jobs is that everyone has a degree, so being able to articulate what makes you stand out from other candidates will give you a large advantage. Before starting to look for graduate-level jobs, confirm that the job vacancy and the related company you want to apply to, sponsor […]

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What to do if a UK company you’re interested in doesn’t sponsor visas

For students starting undergraduate degree courses (or higher-level courses) at approved universities from September 2020 there will be a two year post-study work visa option. For those who have started their courses before this point, while looking for a permanent job in the UK after your studies you may see a job vacancy that really […]

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Explaining qualifications and work experience to UK and overseas employers

Why that particular qualification and why overseas? Employers are faced with ever-changing qualification changes, making it a job to keep on top of what study and training will make for the best employees within their company.  For an non-UK student, choosing to study in the UK is a big decision, bringing with it potential of […]

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The experts’ advice – home to get a job in your home country

Members of the Midlands International Group were asked what was the best advice they would give to international students looking for a job in their home country. These are their responses: My advice would be research recruitment agencies and university alumni associations in your home country before you leave, make contact with them and stay […]

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The experts’ advice – finding a job in the UK

The expert’s advice – finding a job in the UK Members of the Midlands International Group were asked what was the best advice they would give to international students looking for a job in the UK. These  are their responses: Be prepared to take up a range of positions and opportunities that quickly show your […]

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Networking in the UK when you lack confidence in your English-language skills

Networking is oft-cited as the most effective way to find a job.  Your university careers service will probably have resources on how to do this. However, as an international student, networking with people in the UK can seem daunting regardless of how much you practise your English language skills. The following activities can help: 1) Identify […]

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What to do with the last 4 months of your visa

What to do with the last 4 months of your visa After graduation, you may have some time left in the UK before your visa expires. If you are wondering how to best use this time, consider developing your career capital. Career capital is anything that puts you in a better position in your career, […]

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Worried about being interviewed in a different language?

Firstly, it’s normal to feel nervous before a job interview. As long as the nerves do not get too much, this isn’t anything to worry about. Sometimes though you may feel additional worry or pressure because you are interviewing in a different language. In addition to practicing your language skills, the following techniques can help […]

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5 reasons to hire an international student

I, like many fresh graduates, received many, many rejections for job applications. I often ask for feedback (unless the company clearly states they cannot give any); but time after time I receive the same one-liner: You were a good candidate, but we can’t sponsor a work visa. Indeed, since the end of Post Study Work […]