Graduate Job Podcast

Hello and welcome to the 81st episode of the Graduate Job Podcast, and I’ve got a special guest for you today, career expert and fellow podcast host, Scott Barlow. In this episode we delve into the topic of finding a graduate job that is going to fit you like a glove. We explore what will make you happy at work, and equally importantly what is going to make you unhappy and a few brilliant experiments, such as the ‘social Goldilocks’ experiment, so that you can to discover this before you start working there. We explore Scott’s story of how suffering from anxiety attacks at work at the age of just 23 led him to craft a career that he truly enjoys, and he gives you brilliant tips to allow you to do the same. Scott shares some insightful questions that you need to be asking yourself so you can discover that sweet spot between what you enjoy doing and what you are good at, which is going to help ensure you are happy at work. No matter where you are in your jobsearch, still applying, or maybe in a job which isn’t rocking your world, this is an episode which you aren’t going to want to miss. Now the only link you need to remember form today is, as that has all of the links to everything which we discuss and a full transcript which you can download, so make sure you head on over there.

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  • How to find a graduate job that fits
  • Questions you need to ask yourself before you apply for a graduate job
  • Signs to look out for that will tell you you need to change jobs
  • Brilliant jobsearch experiments which will help you to decide what is the right job for you
  • Why you need to be looking for the sweet spot between what you enjoy and what you are good at
  • How to analyse your previous work experience for hidden clues about what will make you happy at work

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Direct download: GJP-81.mp3
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