Graduate Job Podcast

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
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