Graduate Job Podcast

Hello and welcome to the 99th episode of the UKs number 1 careers podcast. In today’s episode I answer a listener question from Bruno. Bruno had been listening to episode 61 on how to get a graduate job with a 2.2. or 3rd and asked me the following question, ‘There are lots of companies who take a 2.2, but what about a third-class degree? Does that count as well? Or is there really no hope for someone who got a third-class degree?’ Don’t worry Bruno, there is always hope, and today I will take you through what you need to do to get a graduate job with a third. We will cover why first you need to take a bit of time to reflect on why you got a third, but importantly you need to understand that this degree classification does not in any way define who you are as a person, or what you will go on to do in your life. We look at why you need to focus down in your approach, and why graduate jobs and not graduate schemes will be the best way forward. Finally, we touch upon why experience is the key for your long-term success. No matter where you are in your job search, this is an episode you won’t want to miss. As always you can find a full downloadable transcript and all the links from everything, we discuss today at


  • Why you are not your degree, and why your self-worth should not be attached to a degree classification
  • The importance of self-reflection and thinking about why you got a third-class degree
  • EY’s forward looking approach to looking at a graduate’s all-round abilities and not just their degree classification
  • How looking for graduate jobs and not graduate schemes is the way to go
  • Why experience is the key to getting a graduate job with a third
Direct download: GJP-99.mp3
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