Graduate Job Podcast

A big hello and welcome to the 70th episode of the Graduate Job Podcast. This week I speak with Tristram Hooley and Korin Grant, authors of the excellent new book "You're Hired! Graduate Career Handbook: Maximise Your Employability and Get a Graduate Job".  In this episode we delve into the book, exploring some of my favourite chapters which I know will help you as you search for a graduate job. Amongst other things we cover why personality tests are so important as you look for a graduate job, the power of utilising your university careers service, and how it could be your secret weapon in finding a job. We touch upon what to do when you don’t know what to do in your jobsearch, why you probably aren’t researching companies properly when you apply for work, and how you need to be doing it. Korin and Tristam also share why personality tests are so important as you look for a graduate job and why you need to be utilising your ‘weak ties’ when you are networking for your graduate job. No matter where you are on your jobsearch, starting at the beginning or deep in applications, this is an episode you aren’t going to want to miss!

Don’t forget, as always, all links to everything we discuss including a full transcript and book recommendations and web links can be found over in the show notes at www.GraduateJobPodcast.com/handbook.

MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Why you probably aren’t researching companies properly before you apply for a graduate job, and what you need to start doing
  • How your university careers service could be your secret weapon in finding a graduate job
  • Why you need to be actively trying to build you career capital
  • Why you should be utilising your ‘weak ties’ when you are networking for your graduate job
  • Find out why university careers services could be your secret weapon in helping you get a graduate job
  • Exactly why personality tests are so important as you look for a graduate job
  • Why you need to have a conversation with YOURSELF about what job you want to get
Direct download: GJP_-_70.mp3
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