Graduate Job Podcast

In episode 61 of the Graduate Job Podcast I take you through my top 10 tips to help you get a graduate job if you have a 2.2 or 3rd class degree. Now you might be worrying that you won’t be able to get a graduate job, if you got a 2.2 or a third, but I’ll explain why you shouldn’t worry. I’ll take you through all my top tips and explain why you need to focus down on what you really want, why the job market isn’t as bleak as you might and why starting your career at a start-up or smaller company could be just what you need. I also delve into whether further study could be the answer, and how volunteering could set you apart from candidates who have a 2.1. I also cover the power of networking and why you shouldn’t discount starting your own business instead of getting a graduate job. No matter what degree classification you got, 2.2, 3rd, or 2.1 or a first, this is an episode that you aren’t going to want to miss. As always, all links to everything we discuss today with links 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.


  • My top 10 tips to getting a graduate job with a 2.2 or 3rd class degree
  • Why companies are crying out for candidates with a 2.2
  • How companies have been relaxing their degree requirements for getting a graduate job
  • Why your degree might not matter as much you think
  • The importance of work experience in getting a graduate job with a 2.2 or 3rd
  • Why smaller companies and start-ups could hold the key to beginning your career
  • The power of networking in helping you to get your first job after university
  • How charity work could set you apart as you look for work
  • Why you might not need a graduate job at all if you start your own business
Direct download: GJP-61.mp3
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