Graduate Job Podcast

In episode 43 of the Graduate Job Podcast, I am joined by Rob Blythe founder of graduate recruitment agency Instant Impact, as we explore how to successfully use a graduate recruitment agency. We delve into why you should think about using a graduate recruitment agency, what they look for in their candidates, and how they can fast track you through to the later stages of the recruitment process. Rob takes us through what you need to do to stand out as a candidate, the importance of spending the time to really think about your career,  to why an SME or start up company could be the ideal place for you to start working. No matter where you are on your job search this is an episode you won’t want to miss. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at  Before we start many thanks to those of you who have completed the survey over at, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear I look forward to hearing your thoughts.  Right, let’s get on to the good stuff.


  • How a graduate recruitment agency can accelerate your job search
  • What graduate recruitment agencies look for in candidates
  • Why a SME or start up could be the ideal place to start your graduate career
  • Why you should be thinking about an internship
  • Common mistakes candidates make
  • How to ensure your application stands out from the crowd
  • Why you should think about your career IQ
Direct download: 43_-_Instant_Impact.mp3
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