Graduate Job Podcast

Hello and welcome to the 73rd episode of the Graduate Job Podcast. In this episode I speak with Paul Murphy, author of the brilliant new book 1000 Years of Career Advice, which details the careers journeys and advice of 100 graduates 10 years after graduation. In this episode we delve into the book in detail exploring some of the cumulative wisdom from the collective 1000 years of career advice. We explore some of the different career journeys that people have taken in those 10 years since leaving university, and look at the advice they give students who are just about to graduate. We cover the pros and cons of graduate schemes, why you shouldn’t stay in your first graduate job too long, and why travel and working abroad should definitely be on your agenda as a recent graduate. We touch upon the power of work experience, and why you really shouldn’t worry as you start out on your career. No matter where you are your jobsearch, just about to graduate or already searching for your first graduate job, this episode is packed full of brilliant advice and is one you definitely aren’t going to want to miss.

As always all links, and a full transcript can be found in the shownotes at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/1000years.  From there you will also find links to all of the other 72 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. 

Don’t forget, also make sure you check out 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 www.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:

  • The top careers advices from 100 graduates 10 years after they graduated
  • Why you might end up using in your graduate job, less of the things you learnt in your university degree than you think
  • Why working abroad could be the best thing you could do for your career
  • The pros and cons of whether a graduate scheme is the best option for you
  • The power of work experience and why it might lead you into areas of work you hadn’t originally thought of
  • How non-linear most careers are, and why you shouldn’t worry if you think yours is taking a slight detour
  • Why you should be taking risks with your career in your 20’s!
Direct download: GJP_-_73.mp3
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Hello and welcome to the 72nd episode of the Graduate Job Podcast, the UKs most popular careers and jobs podcast. The sun has been shining here in London, but it’s been no excuse for me not bringing you the brightest and the best job search advice. This week’s episode is an international one, as it came about from an email from Piers a listener in South Africa who wanted to know how could he change focus after a law degree and get a job as a coder, with no previous coding experience. My guest bringing his expert wisdom on the matter is Jason Swett from over in Michigan, USA, who is a developer, trainer, and the author of ‘Angular for Rails Developers’.

In this episode we delve into Piers question about getting your first job as a coder with no experience, exploring questions such as how do you get started, what programming language should you start learning, and what resources should you be looking at. We also explore how long it will take you before you are ready to start applying for a coding job, how to stand out in your applications and what you can expect throughout the interview process, and why you need to start applying for your first coding job before you think you’re ready. If you have ever thought about a career in programming and coding, then this is the episode for you.

As always all links, and a full transcript can be found in the shownotes at graduatejobpodcast.com/coding.  From there you will also find links to all of the other 71 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. 

Don’t forget, also make sure you check out 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:

  • How to get a job as a coder and programmer without a degree
  • Learn the best coding language to use as a first time coder
  • Discover the top resources to use if you are starting out as a coder
  • Uncover why you need to start applying for your first coding job before you think you’re ready
  • Discover the key mistakes people make when applying for a graduate job in coding
  • What sets successful coders out from the crowd when applying for their first graduate job
  • How to ace a technical interview for your first job as a coder
Direct download: GJP-72.mp3
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