Graduate Job Podcast

A warm welcome to the 71st episode of the Graduate Job Podcast, the UKs most popular careers and jobs podcast. The sun might be shining in London, but it’s no excuse not to be thinking about getting a graduate job. And this week as always we have an amazing guest who can help you find that job of your dreams. Coming on the show for the second time, a true careers expert who you will have seen on the news, in the papers, on the book shelves, and back on the show, yes Corinne Mills author of many brilliant careers books, including her new book ‘Career Coach: How to plan your career and land your perfect job’. In this episode we delve into Corinne’s new book, exploring some of my favourite chapters which I know will help you as search for a graduate job. Amongst other things we cover top career blockers that might be holding you back and how to overcome them, such as concerns about not having the right skills or qualifications, not having the confidence, or worries about standing out. We discuss about making tough decisions in your graduate jobsearch, because at some point you’re going to have to make some, we cover the best ways to research companies, we delve into the topic and importance of values, and we also touch upon how drawing a picture of your world can help you find a graduate job, yep, you heard me right. It’s a wide ranging interview and we cover a load of different topics and I know you will enjoy it just as much as I did. As always all links, and a full transcript can be found in the shownotes at graduatejobpodcast.com/careercoach.  From there you will also find links to all of the other 70 episodes which cover every aspect of getting a graduate job, from help with interviews, assessment centres, to specific companies, to finding a job you love. Check them out and you won’t go far wrong. 

One question that did come up over the last 2 weeks from Tom was on the best to subscribe to the show. Well Tom, check out http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/subscribe which links to how to subscribe on Itunes, Spotify, Youtube, and by email. So something for everyone there.

And don’t forget to check out today’s sponsor who are our friends over at CareerGym.com. Career Gym is the number one place for you to undertake all of your psychometric tests which you will face when you apply for a graduate job. No matter what graduate job you apply for you’re going to have to face some type of verbal reasoning, situational judgment, and working style tests. You can practice these at CareerGym.com. Use code GJP to get 20% off all of their tests!

MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Some of the common career blockers holding people back from their dream graduate job, such as;
    • How to get over your fear of failure
    • How to get over your fear of not standing out when you apply for a graduate job
    • How to get over your fear of not having the confidence
    • How to get over the blocker of not having the skills or qualifications
  • How drawing a picture of your world can help you find your dream graduate job
  • Why as graduate you need to be thinking about your values, and to link these to the companies you should be applying to
  • How to make tough decisions in your jobsearch
  • Why you need to go all in with your applications to companies, and not hold back
Direct download: GJP_-_71.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:50am EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 3:06am EDT

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