Graduate Job Podcast

In episode 47 of the Graduate Job Podcast, I am joined by salary negotiation coach and bestselling author of the excellent Fearless Salary Negotiation, Josh Doody, as we discuss how to successfully negotiate your salary. In this half hour Josh shares some brilliant insights into how to increase your pay, whether you’re going for your first graduate job, or simply looking for a raise at your existing work place. We delve into why people can be scared to try to negotiate their salary, and why you need to understand your current market rate of pay before you do so. We examine how to answer the dreaded salary questions of ‘how much do you currently earn?’, and ‘how much are you looking for?’, and also explore why should always make a counteroffer to every salary that is proposed. No matter where you are on your job search, this is an episode which will put money in your pocket. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/salary.  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:

  • How to get over your fear of negotiating your salary
  • Why you should always negotiate your salary?
  • The importance of understanding your current market rate of pay
  • Why you should always make a counteroffer to every salary you are offered
  • How to avoid the dreaded salary question of ‘how much do you currently earn?’
  • Why you should be thinking about the minimum salary that you would accept
  • Brilliant answers to the question about your desired rate of pay
Direct download: 47_-_GJP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:54pm EST

In episode 46 of the Graduate Job Podcast, I am joined by award winning fashion blogger and social media manager Tamara McCleary, who shares her inspirational story of how she landed her dream job with the help of her fashion blog. In this half hour Tamara details the background to her fashion blog Bonafide Supernova, how it has grown, top tips for starting your own blog, and how it led to her current job as a social media manager. It’s an inspiring story, and no matter where you are on your job search, this is 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/supernova.  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 just a minute, so if the podcast is helping you, please show your appreciation and 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:

  • Top tips to starting your own blog
  • The importance of choosing a blog topic you are passionate about
  • Why experience trumps everything when it comes to your jobsearch
  • How to create content so that recruiters come to you
  • Why you should think about partnering with someone to kickstart your blog
  • The importance of networking and promoting your blog
  • Why it’s not a question of quitting, but about stepping up your game
Direct download: 46_-_GJP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:18pm EST

In episode 45 of the Graduate Job Podcast, I am joined by innovative blogger Raghav Haran, as we discuss how to land any job you want, even if you’re not qualified. In this half hour Raghav shatters some of the conventional myths about what you need to do to get a job as we explore what companies really want from their candidates, the more effective option for getting than a job than sending hundreds of speculative CVs, and how creating a pre-interview project can be the secret to getting you your dream job.  No matter where you are on your job search, this is 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/landanyjob.  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:

  • How to get any job, even if you’re not qualified
  • What companies REALLY want from their candidates
  • Why sending speculative CVs is a waste of time
  • The importance of speaking to people doing the job you want to do
  • Why you need to do a pre-interview project to stand out
  • The dangers of putting a particular job on a pedestal
  • Why you shouldn’t be scared of closing down your job options
Direct download: 45_-_LAJYW.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26pm EST

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