Graduate Job Podcast

For the 128th episode of the Graduate Job Podcast, I speak with a leading low-cost airline Wizz Air, as they discuss their graduate and non-graduate job opportunities. If you are interested in a graduate job where you aren’t going to be spending all day sat behind a desk on a computer, then this is the episode for you, as today I am very excited to have leading low-cost airline Wizz Air join me on the show. In the episode we discuss their rapid expansion plans and the different opportunities that they have available, from cabin crew through to the pilots at the front of the plane. We delve into all aspects of the application process, from the type of candidates they are looking for, the particular skills and competencies that you need to be brushing up on, and brilliantly, how for some of the roles you can hired in a day. Yes, you heard that right, a one day selection process. If you have ever thought about a career with an airline then this is the episode for you. Now the links to the show notes today including a full transcript you can download and links to everything we discuss can be found at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/wizzair.

MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • The exciting job opportunities at Wizz Air
  • Wizz Air’s expansion plans for the coming year
  • How you can secure a job within a day!
  • What Wizz Air look for from their candidates and how you can stand out from the crowd
  • The key difference separating the candidates that pass, from those that fail

Insider secrets of how you can impress on the day and bag the job

Direct download: GJP-128.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:11pm GMT

For the 127th episode of the Graduate Job Podcast, I speak with a listener of the show Sam, as he shares how he secured his dream graduate job with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Sam signed up for the ‘How to Get a Graduate Job’ course back in September last year, and we discuss how following the steps in the course led him to graduate job success.  In the episode, Sam shares his experience of going through the application process for a range of government and policy graduate schemes, such as the Fast Stream, NHS, FCA and others, sharing his insights into what he learned from the CV application stage, completing dozens of different psychometric tests, and his tips and tricks for passing the recorded video interview stage. We also deep dive into the assessment centre stage, as Sam shares his insights into how you can impress at this final hurdle. It’s an inspiring episode, and if Sam can do it, you can do it too, so strap yourself in and listen to our chat today. Now the links to the show notes today including a full transcript you can download and links to everything we discuss can be found at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/Sam.

MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • How Sam secured a graduate job with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • Sam’s top tips for impressing in the recorded video interviews
  • Why you should only go for the companies that you actually care about
  • How to cope with the stress of an assessment centre, and what you can expect on the day
  • Why Sam joined the ‘How to Get a Graduate Job’ course, and why he thinks you should too.
Direct download: GJP-127.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:17pm GMT

Hello and welcome to the 126th episode of the UK’s number 1 career podcast, and I’ve got a very special episode for you today. Joining me back on the show by popular demand is serial entrepreneur and author Michael Tefula, who discusses his book Graduate Entrepreneurship: How to Start Your Business After University. In the show today we discuss why university or just after is such a great time to start a business, and we also bust some of the key myths that might be holding you back from taking the plunge. We cover why it might cost you less than you think to start a business, why it’s not about having a great idea, but why you should instead focus on solving people’s problems. Finally, we delve into why graduate schemes will be so interested in any companies you do launch, and how to make the most of those transferrable skills in graduate interviews. No matter what companies you are applying to, and even if you’ve never thought of starting your own business, this is an episode you won’t want to miss. Now the only link you need to remember from today is www.graduatejobpodcast.com/entrepreneurship where you can find a full transcript, and links to everything which we discuss, that’s www.graduatejobpodcast.com/entrepreneurship.

 

MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Why you should think about starting your own business after university
  • The myths that might be holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur
  • Why it won’t cost you as much as you think to start your own company
  • How companies WANT to hear about your ‘side hustle’ when you apply for a graduate job
  • The one thing you MUST think about when you start a company,

 

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Direct download: GJP-126.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33pm GMT

Welcome to the second show of the year, and episode 125  of the UK’s number 1 career podcast, and I’ve got a special episode for you today. Joining me on the show is a company that you are going to want to check out if you are looking for a graduate job, as I speak with Ben Rosen, CEO of Inspiring Interns. Inspiring Interns are a company who can help you find a 3-month paid internship across a range of industries and locations. There is no cost to you, you bring your graduate talent, they sort out the rest. On the show, we explore all aspects of the process, from why you should apply and the power of internships, not only in getting you a graduate role but in helping you find the role that is right for you. We cover the different stages of the process and how you can stand out in each, through to making a great impression when you do start. No matter what companies you are applying to, if you’ve never thought of an internship before, this is an episode you won’t want to miss. Now the only link you need to remember from today is www.graduatejobpodcast.com/inspiringinterns where you can find a full transcript, and links to everything which we discuss, that’s www.graduatejobpodcast.com/inspiringinterns.

 

MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Who Inspiring Interns are and why you should apply
  • The power of creating a video CV, and how they get results
  • The secrets to impressing in a face-to-face interview
  • Why you shouldn’t overlook the importance of being on time
  • Ben’s insider tips for impressing throughout the application process

 

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Direct download: GJP-125.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51pm GMT

For the 124th episode of the Graduate Job Podcast, I speak with author and former investment analyst Dermot Dorgan on how to get a graduate job in the City. In this fun episode, Dermot shares his 10 commandments for exactly what you need to do to secure your dream graduate role in banking, finance, and accounting in the ultra-competitive City of London.  We explore why you should get a 2:1 or go home, why you shouldn’t expect to rely on your ability as you apply for graduate jobs in the City, and why you might want to think again if you are planning on doing a master’s degree. We also explore why all work experience is so important, and how being ‘human’ can become a key differentiator through the interview process. Having worked in the City himself, Dermot has been there, seen it and got the t-shirt, and his insight will help you no matter what type of company you are applying to. Now the links to the show notes today including a full transcript you can download and links to everything we discuss can be found at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/city.

 MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Dermot’s 10 commandments for getting a graduate job in the City of London
  • Why it is so important to get a 2:1 degree
  • How preparation beat’s ability through the graduate application process
  • Why you might want to think again if you are planning on doing a master’s degree
  • The secret to making your work experience pack a punch
  • How being ‘human’ could be your key differentiator in a graduate job interview

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Direct download: GJP-124.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21am GMT

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