Every year The Careers Group runs a series of webinars for international students from across the University of London. Don’t miss this summer’s series, which will cover finding work in the UK and overseas. To participate in the webinar you need to register your place.
As the summer approaches and exam fever takes over it’s worth giving 5 minutes thought to what you plan to do next. If you are in your final year, one possible option is gaining a job in the UK rather than going back home.
International Jet-setter Nick Elliott reports on the differences between three very different working cultures. Vive la difference!
Five tips for networking without family connections
Networking is important in job seeking and exploring your career options, from helping you to discover unadvertised vacancies to developing commercial awareness. But what if you don’t know anyone in the types of roles that interest you? This problem is particularly common for students and graduates from less affluent backgrounds so here’s some advice on overcoming that barrier.
Many students in the UK are from international backgrounds. For example, 60% of postgraduate students in higher education are from non EU countries (source: AGCAS). In the current job market there is considerable power in being a ‘global graduate’. It’s a VERY important point to build on if you are an international student and relevant to all students, since the qualities that come with being a ‘global graduate’ are sought by MANY employers across MANY sectors.
Careers information often talks about using social media for your job search. Almost everyone nowaways is on twitter or facebook or linkedin or googleplus. Social media is all around us. We can be inundated by information from it and we can waste a lot of time on it but we can also harness it for our benefit to crowdsource funding for new projects, learn about career insights, network with professionals and enhance our job searching. How do we do this?