Graduate Job Podcast

Hello and welcome to the 103rd episode of the Graduate Job Podcast, the UK’s number 1 careers podcast. I have a cracking episode for you today, as I’m joined on the show by Dan Doherty, Recruitment Manager for global consulting and technology giant Capgemini. I have to warn you, it’s a longer episode than normal, coming in at nearly an hour twenty today, but there is a good reason for it, as we go deep deep down into exactly what you need to do to get a graduate job at Capgemini. We explore the different roles that they have available, from the Invent Accelerate Programme, through to direct entry for a host of technology and business specific roles such as cyber security and project analyst roles. We also explore all aspects of the recruitment process in depth and look at the key mistakes you need to avoid. We explore why Capgemini look to recruit from a broad range of universities, why the degree you studied matters less than you might think, and why you should definitely let them know about your side hustle. We cover why 65% of applicants fail at the initial online application stage, and what you can do to make sure that isn’t you. We look at why you need to forget about your competency answers when applying to Capgemini, and instead start to think about your strengths. We discuss why it is so crucial to show your authentic self in the video interview and exactly what you need to do to impress when you get to the assessment centre. If you have ever thought about applying to Capgemini, a consulting firm more generally, or any professional services company, then this is an episode which you won’t want to miss. As always you can find a full transcript with all of the links over in the show notes at https://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/capgemini. As I said it’s a longer episode than normal, so get yourself a cup of tea, settle down and enjoy my chat with Dan Doherty.

MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • How to get your hands on the free guide ‘The 5 steps you must take before applying for graduate jobs’ by going to https://howtogetagraduatejob.com/
  • The graduate job opportunities that are available at Capgemini
  • Why Capgemini look to recruit from a broad range of universities and why the degree you studied matters less than you might think
  • Why 65% of applicants fail at the initial online application stage
  • Why you need to forget about competency questions and focus on strength-based questions
  • Why you need to show your authentic self through the video interview and assessment centre stages
Direct download: GJP-103.mp3
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