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Key learnings for universities from the inaugural GradConnection Shanghai & Hong Kong Returnee Summits.
Posted by David Jenkins
In the last two weeks, GradConnection hosted universities from Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK and Ireland at the inaugural GradConnection Returnee Summits in Shanghai and Hong Kong. The goal of the summits was to connect universities and employers in order to discuss strategies to improve the employability prospects of international students in their home countries.

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Westpac Group asks grads to ‘imagine your future with us’ in new campaign
Posted by Daniel Purchas
In the latest graduate recruitment campaign, students get a first-hand look at what their life would be like in the Westpac Group Graduate Program.

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Peak season and your graduates
Posted by Andrew Purchas
Find out how many companies were recruiting graduates over the 2014 peak season compared to last year along with getting a greater understanding on how your graduate applicant pool is broken down.

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Graduate Recruitment Consultant - Contract opportunity - Sydney based
Posted by Dave Jenkins
The Graduate Recruitment Team sits within the Human Resources Division of the Corporate Operations Group at Macquarie. The team is responsible for the development and execution of regional graduate and summer intern attraction strategies, including organising events, developing marketing collateral and building effective relationships with key university contacts and business stakeholders. The team are driven to utilise various attraction and selection processes across business groups to source the best junior talent in the market.

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Meet Christina, Australia's Top Accounting & Finance Student
Posted by Christina Ruiz
"Having displayed maturity and drive across the selection process, and with outstanding achievements such as representing Australia in the world lifesaving championships Christina Ruiz was an easy choice for this award." - Top100 Employer Judging Panel

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Top 25 Sydney Graduate Employers
Posted by James Fan
Here’s Sydney’s Top 25 employers ranked by the applications made by Sydney based graduates in 2014. To check out the Top 25 employers for each of the other capital cities, and for each discipline e.g. Arts, Commerce, Engineering and more

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Top 25 Melbourne Graduate Employers
Posted by James Fan
Here’s Melbourne's Top 25 employers ranked by the applications made by Melbourne based graduates in 2014. To check out the Top 25 employers for each of the other capital cities, and for each discipline e.g. Arts, Commerce, Engineering and more

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How to Prepare for a Psychometric Test
Posted by Devina Tarin
The psychometric test has become an important part of the recruiting process. The test evaluates candidates beyond their education, skills, and experience and instead measures a candidate’s mind.

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7 Tips An Undergrad Can Do To Succeed
Posted by Devina Tarin
For undergraduates who are still studying and those in their penultimate year, to be prepared for your career life or continue on to grad school is important. As a student, the work and activities that you do in university can pay off in your future and lead you to success with the skills that you have acquired. There are a few tips that can help your preparation to succeed in your future, whether it be for your career or future studies.

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Candidate tips and tricks for great interviews (AU)
Posted by Nikki Barnard
Video interviewing is fast becoming the preferred way for employers and recruitment agencies to create short lists of candidates.

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