Graduate Job Podcast

In episode 39 of the Graduate Job Podcast, I am joined by author and Career Coach Matt Hearnden, as we discuss his latest book ‘18 ignored and unusual ways to get a graduate job’. As a former graduate recruiter Matt has a wealth of insight into how you can get a graduate job, whether with one of the big graduate schemes or a small start-up. We delve into some of the 18 unusual tips from his book which range from ideas to help you think about what you really want to do, and what’s important to you in a job, to tactical tips which will ensure that you stand head and shoulders above all of the other applicants. It doesn’t matter where you are on your job search, or the type of company you are applying to, there is something in this episode that will help you bag that job. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/Matt. As an added incentive to head over there, you can download a free copy of the book itself. Yes that’s free, so don’t say I never give you anything. So that’s www.graduatejobpodcast.com/Matt. Before we start a quick request from me, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear, so I’ve set up a super simple and very quick survey, as I want the show to best serve your needs. It’s got 5 questions and will take you a minute, so please check it out at http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey/ . I look forward to hearing your thoughts. But in the meantime, let’s crack on with the show.

MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Why you need to be doing something everyday as you look for a job
  • The value of asking what is important to you
  • How starting a blog can set you apart from all the other job applicants
  • The importance of being specific, and why it can make the difference to your job search
  • Why you need to be using the website Quora
  • How doing one more thing can change your life
  • Why you should really think about giving up….yes giving up!
Direct download: 39_-_18_Unusual_Tips.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:14pm EST

In episode 38 of the Graduate Job Podcast, we cover how to effectively use social media in your graduate job search, as I speak with careers advisor, author and social media expert Marielle Kelly. We examine everything you need to know to utilise social media tools to help you get a graduate job, covering Twitter, LinkedIn, blogging, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and everything in-between. From how to create the profiles, through to using them to research companies, reach out to people, and to make a mark online. It doesn’t matter if you’re a social media demon, or complete newbie, we have something in this episode to blow your socks off. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/marielle. Before we start a quick request from me, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear, so I’ve set up a super simple and very quick survey, as I want the show to best serve your needs. It’s got 5 questions and will take you a minute, so please check it out at http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey/ . I look forward to hearing your thoughts. But in the meantime, let’s crack on with the show.

MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • The social media tools that you should be using in your graduate job search
  • How to create an amazing LinkedIn profile as a graduate job seeker
  • How to connect to employers using LinkedIn
  • Why you need to be on Twitter
  • Top tips for using Twitter to boost your jobsearch
  • How to build connections in any industry using social media
  • Why you should definitely think about starting a blog
Direct download: 38_-_Social_Media.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:59pm EST

For episode 37 of the Graduate Job Podcast, by popular request we cover assessments centres, as I speak with career coach and assessment centre expert Kath Houston. We delve into what assessment centres are, what companies are looking for from them, through to how you can stand out in the group exercises, presentations, and job interviews. If you’ve applied or are thinking of applying for a graduate job then this is going to be an episode you will not want to miss. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/ac. Before we start a quick request from me, I’ve set up a super simple and very quick survey, as I want the show to best serve your needs. It’s got 5 questions and will take you a minute, so please check it out at http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey/ . I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • What exactly an assessment is, and what you will be doing
  • What companies are looking for throughout the day and how you will be assessed
  • How to stand out during the group exercise
  • How to impress during the presentation stage
  • Top tips for acing the job interview
  • The importance of having the correct mindset walking into the assessment centre
  • Why you should be confident that you will get the job!
Direct download: 37_-_Assessment_Centres.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:19am EST

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