Graduate Job Podcast

In episode 59 of the Graduate Job Podcast, I am re-joined on the show by John Lees, bestselling author, career coach and all-round career expert as we delve into his new book Knockout Interviews, and explore how you can succeed in your graduate job interview.  In this half hour we explore everything you need to know to succeed in a graduate job interview. We cover why you need to think about your goals of a job interview, and why focussing on the 4 key pieces of information that you want to get across could set you apart from everyone else. We delve into how to answer the classic job interview questions you will face, top tips for answering graduate competency questions, and the different frameworks you can use to answer them. If you have a telephone, face to face or panel interview coming up, then this is an episode which you aren’t going to want to miss. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available right this very moment in the show notes at 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.

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  • How to answer the key questions you will face in a graduate job interview
  • Top tips for answering graduate competency questions
  • Why you need to focus on the 4 key pieces of information you want to get across in the interview
  • The psychological contract you are making in a job interview
  • Why you need to think about the goals of a graduate job interviews
  • How to answer the classic question about your biggest weakness
  • The preparation needed to succeed in your job interview
Direct download: GJP-59.mp3
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