Graduate Job Podcast

In episode 39 of the Graduate Job Podcast, I am joined by author and Career Coach Matt Hearnden, as we discuss his latest book ‘18 ignored and unusual ways to get a graduate job’. As a former graduate recruiter Matt has a wealth of insight into how you can get a graduate job, whether with one of the big graduate schemes or a small start-up. We delve into some of the 18 unusual tips from his book which range from ideas to help you think about what you really want to do, and what’s important to you in a job, to tactical tips which will ensure that you stand head and shoulders above all of the other applicants. It doesn’t matter where you are on your job search, or the type of company you are applying to, there is something in this episode that will help you bag that job. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at As an added incentive to head over there, you can download a free copy of the book itself. Yes that’s free, so don’t say I never give you anything. So that’s Before we start a quick request from me, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear, so I’ve set up a super simple and very quick survey, as I want the show to best serve your needs. It’s got 5 questions and will take you a minute, so please check it out at . I look forward to hearing your thoughts. But in the meantime, let’s crack on with the show.


  • Why you need to be doing something everyday as you look for a job
  • The value of asking what is important to you
  • How starting a blog can set you apart from all the other job applicants
  • The importance of being specific, and why it can make the difference to your job search
  • Why you need to be using the website Quora
  • How doing one more thing can change your life
  • Why you should really think about giving up….yes giving up!
Direct download: 39_-_18_Unusual_Tips.mp3
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