Graduate Job Podcast

Hello and welcome to the 87th episode of the Graduate Job Podcast where I am joined back on the show by best-selling author John Lees, who joins us to talk about everything you need to do get ahead when you do get a graduate job. We delve into John’s new book and explore what you should, and more importantly should not do, in your first 100 days of your new graduate job. We explore exactly why the first 100 days of your new graduate job are so crucial, and why how you perform here could impact your career going forward. We cover the induction period, and why you should accept the fact that it’s probably not going to be as comprehensive as you were promised. We examine the key mistakes that new graduates make when they join a firm, and what you need to do to avoid them. We probe the topic of communication, and why listening and effectively communicating with senior people will set you on the path to career success. We also cover the difference between active and passive behaviours, and why embracing active behaviours will allow you to stand out from your peers. Now the only link you need to remember from today is www.graduatejobpodcast.com/getahead, 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.

And don’t forget to check out today’s sponsor who are our friends over at CareerGym.com. Career Gym is the number one place for you to undertake all of your psychometric tests which you will face when you apply for a graduate job. No matter what graduate job you apply for you’re going to have to face some type of verbal reasoning, situational judgment, and working style tests. You can practice these at CareerGym.com. Use code GJP to get 20% off all of their tests!

MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Why the first 100 days of your new graduate job are so crucial
  • How to make an impact in your new job immediately
  • Why you shouldn’t expect the induction period of your new graduate job to be what you were promised
  • The key mistakes that new graduates make when they start their first job
  • The importance of effectively communicating with senior people when you start
  • Why listening effectively could set you apart from the other graduates
  • How to navigate the minefield of office politics in your new graduate job
  • The difference between active and passive behaviours, and why embracing active behaviours can set you up for career success
Direct download: GJP-87.mp3
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