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As an international student looking for a job, you will have to make sure you are in compliance with the Home Office in terms of your visa. You will need to make sure you know all about the requirements before you begin looking for a job.

To get more information about your visa and how this will work please either contact your international advisors at university, or visit the UK Visa's website for more information.

Once you know all the information, you will be able to start looking for a job, and the Job Centre has all the information you will need to help you find a job. But remember the 7 golden rules of job hunting:

  1. Research the employer thoroughly, either via their website or calling their offices to get some more information sent out to you. Do searches online to see if you can find any articles or other information about the company online. The more you research the company, the better chance you will have at an interview.
  2. Understand your personal qualities such as your strengths and weaknesses. If you can make a list of these, you will be able to draw on them in an interview.
  3. Wherever possible, mail your resume to the company unless it specifically asks for you to submit it via email. This shows you have put in more effort and allows you to be more creative in terms of presentation.
  4. Always follow-up with companies when you have sent in your resume for a job. After 1 or 2 weeks, call them to make sure they have received your resume.
  5. When you get to an interview, always practice as much as possible. There are many good websites where you can practice mock questions. This along with your research of the company should give you a good chance.
  6. If not given, always ask for a written job description and company prospectus or profile.
  7. At the interview, always wear a business suit, keep your general appearance neat and tidy and remain confident with eye contact and strong, firm answers.

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