Graduate Job Podcast

Hello and welcome to the 83rd of the episode of the Graduate Job Podcast where I am re-joined on the show by career expert John Lees as we discuss having a smarter search for a graduate job. John shares some absolute job search advice gold in this episode as we cover hints and tips for how you can be smarter and more efficient in how you go about getting a graduate job. We explore the idea of your ‘confidence window’ when you apply for jobs, what it is and why it is crucially important. We delve into rookie mistakes that most graduates make when they apply for a graduate job, and how you can avoid them to set yourself apart from the crowd. We touch upon dealing with rejection when you apply for a graduate job, and how to interpret the responses (or lack of responses) that you might get from an employer. No matter where you are in your jobsearch, if you’ve started applying, or still thinking about which jobs to apply to, this is an episode which you aren’t going to want to miss. Now the only link you need to remember from today is https://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/smart, as that has all of the links to everything which we discuss and a full transcript which you can download, so make sure you head on over there.

And don’t forget to check out today’s sponsor who are our friends over at CareerGym.comCareer 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:

  • Hints and tips for having a smarter graduate job search
  • What your ‘confidence window’ is, and why it is crucially important when you are applying for graduate jobs
  • The top ‘myths’ you need to avoid when you are applying for a graduate job
  • The rookie mistakes that most graduates make when they apply for a graduate job
  • Why ‘following your curiosity’ is the golden rule which will help you find a graduate job you love
  • How you need to interpret a rejection you receive for a graduate job
  • Learn why focussing too much on your recent academic experience is a rookie mistake when applying for a graduate job
Direct download: GJP-83.mp3
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Hello and welcome to the 82nd episode of the Graduate Job Podcast, the UK's number 1 careers podcast. I have a very special guest today who will entertain you with their silky and dulcet tones…..Ok, maybe I don’t, as today you just have the pleasure of yours truly to take you through the pros and cons of getting a job on a graduate scheme. You know how it is, there is lots of money spent marketing the big graduate schemes, they come and travel round to your universities on the Milkround, they have the glossy adverts in the careers magazines and the Times Top 100 Graduate employers list, but are they worth all of the effort and energy it takes to get them?  I explore in detail the reasons why you should apply for a graduate scheme and also some reasons why they might not be the best place for you to begin your career. We delve into the advantages offered by companies on their graduate schemes and also the disadvantages you will face on them. At the end of the day it’s always going to be a personal choice as to what is right for you, but this will give you plenty of food for thought that you are making the correct decision. No matter where you are in your jobsearch, still applying, or maybe in a job which isn’t rocking your world, this is an episode which you aren’t going to want to miss. Now the only link you need to remember from today is www.graduatejobpodcast.com/graduatescheme, as that has all of the links to everything which we discuss and a full transcript which you can download, so make sure you head on over there.

 

And don’t forget to check out today’s sponsor who are our friends over at CareerGym.comCareer 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 advantages of starting your career on a graduate scheme
  • Some of the pitfalls you could face on a graduate scheme
  • Why you should go into a graduate scheme with your eyes open as to what you will face
  • Which industries pay the highest graduate scheme starting salaries
  • How structured career progression on a graduate scheme could set you up for success, or hold you back
  • How working on a graduate scheme could be the most enjoyable time of your working life
  • Why you shouldn’t let the fact that getting on a graduate scheme is difficult stop you
Direct download: GJP-82.mp3
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Hello and welcome to the 81st episode of the Graduate Job Podcast, and I’ve got a special guest for you today, career expert and fellow podcast host, Scott Barlow. In this episode we delve into the topic of finding a graduate job that is going to fit you like a glove. We explore what will make you happy at work, and equally importantly what is going to make you unhappy and a few brilliant experiments, such as the ‘social Goldilocks’ experiment, so that you can to discover this before you start working there. We explore Scott’s story of how suffering from anxiety attacks at work at the age of just 23 led him to craft a career that he truly enjoys, and he gives you brilliant tips to allow you to do the same. Scott shares some insightful questions that you need to be asking yourself so you can discover that sweet spot between what you enjoy doing and what you are good at, which is going to help ensure you are happy at work. No matter where you are in your jobsearch, still applying, or maybe in a job which isn’t rocking your world, this is an episode which you aren’t going to want to miss. Now the only link you need to remember form today is https://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/fit, as that has all of the links to everything which we discuss and a full transcript which you can download, so make sure you head on over there.

And don’t forget to check out today’s sponsor who are our friends over at CareerGym.comCareer 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 find a graduate job that fits
  • Questions you need to ask yourself before you apply for a graduate job
  • Signs to look out for that will tell you you need to change jobs
  • Brilliant jobsearch experiments which will help you to decide what is the right job for you
  • Why you need to be looking for the sweet spot between what you enjoy and what you are good at
  • How to analyse your previous work experience for hidden clues about what will make you happy at work

Don’t forget, also make sure you check out check out https://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/subscribe which links to how to subscribe on Itunes, Spotify, Youtube, and by email. So something for everyone there.

Direct download: GJP-81.mp3
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A warm welcome to the 80th episode of the Graduate Job Podcast, and the first of 2019. And to kick off the new year do I have a cracker for you today. I have Elly Turnbull joining me on the show to discuss the brilliant summer internship opportunities which are available through the Change 100 scheme which is run by the Leonard Cheshire Trust, one of the UK's biggest disability charities. The scheme is targeted at giving talented disabled graduates the opportunities to kick-start their careers at some of the UK's biggest companies. Now not all listeners are going to be eligible for the scheme, but don’t stop listening, as you might be surprised at the wide range of disabilities and long-term health conditions that they are looking for, and as we discuss on the show, disability is such a personal thing and often people aren’t confident about disclosing them, so stay tuned. In the episode, we discuss all aspects of the Change 100 scheme, from what it is, the eligibility criteria, how many people they are taking on and how you apply. We delve into the application process in detail, looking at how to stand out in the online application, why you need to really know and think about the 7 competencies, and why you need to be using all of the 200 words at your disposal for each question. We explore what you can expect at a Change 100 assessment centre and why it really will be the nicest assessment centre you will ever attend. We discuss the measures they will put in place to make sure you feel comfortable on the day and how you can stand out and perform. No matter if you never heard of Change 100 or don’t consider yourself disabled, this is an episode you aren’t going to want to miss. As always, everything we discuss and a full transcript which you can download in handy PDF format can be found over at the show notes at https://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/Change100.

And don’t forget to check out today’s sponsor who are our friends over at CareerGym.comCareer 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:

  • What the Change 100 scheme is and how you can apply
  • The application criteria for applying to Change 100 and why it is broader than you might think
  • How to stand out from the crowd in your online application
  • The 7 competencies that you really need to understand and think about when you apply to Change 100
  • How the Change 100 assessment centre will be the friendliest and most accommodating assessment centre you will ever go to
  • Why Change 100 is about so much more than just a 3-month summer internship with a top graduate employer
Direct download: GJP-80.mp3
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