Graduate Job Podcast

Hello and welcome to the 99th episode of the UKs number 1 careers podcast. In today’s episode I answer a listener question from Bruno. Bruno had been listening to episode 61 on how to get a graduate job with a 2.2. or 3rd and asked me the following question, ‘There are lots of companies who take a 2.2, but what about a third-class degree? Does that count as well? Or is there really no hope for someone who got a third-class degree?’ Don’t worry Bruno, there is always hope, and today I will take you through what you need to do to get a graduate job with a third. We will cover why first you need to take a bit of time to reflect on why you got a third, but importantly you need to understand that this degree classification does not in any way define who you are as a person, or what you will go on to do in your life. We look at why you need to focus down in your approach, and why graduate jobs and not graduate schemes will be the best way forward. Finally, we touch upon why experience is the key for your long-term success. No matter where you are in your job search, this is an episode you won’t want to miss. As always you can find a full downloadable transcript and all the links from everything, we discuss today at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/third

MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Why you are not your degree, and why your self-worth should not be attached to a degree classification
  • The importance of self-reflection and thinking about why you got a third-class degree
  • EY’s forward looking approach to looking at a graduate’s all-round abilities and not just their degree classification
  • How looking for graduate jobs and not graduate schemes is the way to go
  • Why experience is the key to getting a graduate job with a third
Direct download: GJP-99.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:13pm EST

Hello and welcome to the 98th episode of the UK’s number 1 careers podcast. In today’s episode I answer a listener question from Jessie, who got in touch and asked me the following question. ‘I graduated 7 years ago but want to completely change the direction of my career. Am I too old to apply for a graduate job?’ A great question and one I will walk you through today. We will look at if there is indeed an age limit on graduate jobs, or if there is a time limit for how quickly you have to apply after university. We explore why work experience and skills are so key, and some of the key things you need to do to if you are thinking of transitioning careers. No matter where you are in your job search, still studying, or thinking of changing careers, this is an episode you won’t want to miss. As always you can find a full downloadable transcript and all the links from everything we discuss today at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/age

 

MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Why age is no barrier to applying for a graduate job
  • Why graduate recruiters value the skills and experience that older graduates bring
  • Why thinking about your skills and experience is so crucial if you are pivoting your career
  • How to link your skills to the competencies and values of a graduate recruiter
Direct download: GJP-98.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:47am EST

Hello, and a very warm welcome to the 97th episode of the UK's number 1 careers podcast. I have a very special episode for you today, an episode which has been 9 months in the making. Back in September, a listener got in touch asking about my coaching services to help with his applications for graduate jobs, and I’m pleased that today 9 months later, he joins me on the show to discuss how he got on. It’s not too much of a spoiler to let you know that he did really well, getting 3 jobs offers in this time. We delve into his thoughts, reflections and advice as a graduate going through the different application processes. We cover the importance of focussing down and why it so crucial to ensure that your CV is perfect before you start applying for graduate jobs.  We talk about his experience with online tests, and why you are wasting your time if you don’t put energy into practising this vital step. We explore practical hints and tips for video interviews, and key mistakes to avoid, and Jean shares his feedback and advice from taking part in 4 graduate assessment centres, and in particular his insights into how to stand out in the group exercise at an assessment centre. We also delve into the benefits of getting outside help to assist you through the process, and why you definitely should think about investing in yourself. No matter where you are in your job search, just starting after graduation or one year in with lots of rejections under your belt, this is an episode you won't want to miss. As always you can find a full downloadable transcript and all the links from everything we discuss today at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/coachingsuccess.

 

MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • A graduate’s perspective on going through the graduate job application process
  • Why it is so crucial to ensure that your CV is perfect before you start applying
  • Why you are wasting your time applying if you don’t focus on practising the online tests
  • Practical hints and tips for video interviews, and key mistakes to avoid!
  • Feedback and advice from taking part in 4 graduate assessment centres
  • How to stand out in the group exercise at an assessment centre
  • Why you should think about investing in yourself and getting some outside help.
Direct download: GJP-97.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:22pm EST

Hello and welcome to the 96th episode of the UK’s number 1 careers podcast, and I’ve got a cracking show for you today. The graduate job recruitment process is always changing, and a big recent change has been in the exponential rise in the use of video interviews instead of telephone interviews. In this episode, I’m joined by digital interview guru Paul Bailo and we explore everything you need to do to impress in a video interview. We cover why you need to think of yourself as the star of the show in a video interview, and why investing in a few cheap pieces of equipment can make all of the difference. We look at how 85% of a digital interview has nothing to do with what you say, but why you do need to pay close attention to the ‘Triangle of love’. We explore how to do a ‘digital handshake’ in your interview, and the tips and tricks to ensure that you finish the video interview on a high. Stay tuned to the end of the episode as well, as I reveal a brand new service that will be able to help you practice recorded video interviews. No matter where you are on your job search, you are going to have to do video interviews, so make sure you listen to the episode today. As always, a full transcript and all the links from today can be found in the show notes at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/digital.

 

MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Why you need to think of yourself as the star of the show in a video interview
  • How a few pieces of equipment can make all of the difference
  • How 85% of a digital interview has nothing to do with what you say
  • What the ‘Triangle of love’ is, and why it is so important
  • How to do a ‘digital handshake’ in your interview
  • The body language and non-verbal tips you need to be using
  • How to end a digital interview on a high
Direct download: GJP-96.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25am EST

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