Graduation numbers on the Increase worldwide

Back in the old days a nation might have had its power measured by the amount of oil or coal that it was producing and exporting around the world, these days this may as well be measured by the pure amount of graduate students a country releases each year.

In recent years the amount of people taking up college and university places has increased at a growing rate around the world.  It is estimated that the top 34 developed countries in the world have seen their rates of graduation almost double since 1990.

One of the countries that have seen the largest upward spiral has been China; back in the late 90’s only about one million students had taken up residence in university or college.  China has now grown within just one decade and is now the largest university provider in the world with recent reports showing 34.4 million graduates released and seeking gainful employment in the past four years alone.

This expansion and growth in recent years within the education industry has been called the fastest expansion in human history by the president of Yale University.

Something that is also linked to the growth of graduates is university globalisation, this refers to universities who not only openly recruit students from other countries but also offer anything from partnerships to the teaching of foreign languages both in their buildings and online.

An example of this could be Chinese students taking degrees in other countries such as Finland that are taught in English. One such country that is making the most of this and pushing for overseas applications is Qatar; it has a purpose build education city that hosts seven different universities all accepting overseas students with plans to expand further.

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Possible Interview Questions

You have poured through the recruitment adverts and have finally found a suitable job, now you have to face the tricky task of getting through the interview. Job interviews can be a potential stumbling block for anyone so it’s always a good idea to practice your interview technique, not only will it help you prepare it will also give you a well timed confidence boost.

Here are some potential interview questions to help you practice.

  • What do you consider your greatest weakness?
  • What do you consider your greatest strength?
  • Describe your typical work week.
  • Do you take work home with you?
  • How many hours a week do you normally work?
  • How would you describe the pace at which you normally work?
  • How do you deal with stress and pressure?
  • What is your motivation?
  • What are your salary expectations?
  • What decisions do you find are the most difficult to make?
  • Tell us about yourself.
  • What has been the greatest disappointment in your life?
  • What are you passions in life?
  • What annoys you most?
  • What do most people criticize you for?
  • When was the last time you were angry? And what caused it?
  • If you could relive your life, what would you do differently?
  • If your friends and family were asked why you should be hired, what would they say?
  • Do you prefer to work on a team or independently?
  • Give some examples of teamwork you have been involved in.
  • What sort of work environment do you prefer?
  • How do you evaluate success and failure?
  • If your boss is 100% wrong about something how would deal with it?
  • Describe a difficult situation or project at work and how you overcame it.
  • Describe a time when your workload was heavy and how you managed it.

Good luck!