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The goal of the Graduate Job Podcast is to help you achieve the job of your dreams. Each week we speak to inspiring authors, coaches, recruiters and entrepreneurs in the field of graduate recruitment, as they share their expert knowledge and advice.

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#68: How to get a graduate job with Royal Mail
<p>In this 68th episode of the Graduate Job Podcast I continue in my quest to bring you the best and most interesting graduate schemes out there. Last week, it was Charityworks, and this week it is one of the most well known companies in the country, you will use their services everyday, but probably might not have thought about them as a graduate employer, and you probably aren’t aware that they have 13 branches to their graduate scheme. Yes today I speak with John Hynard and Louisa Joseph from the excellent Royal Mail graduate scheme.</p> <p>In this episode we explore the Royal Mail graduate scheme in detail, looking at what exactly it and their 13 different graduate opportunities that they have.  We delve into how you apply, the different stages of the application process, from initial application, through to the online tests they use, interviews and assessment centres. We cover what you need to do to impress at each stage and make sure you stand out from the crowd. We go into exactly what they are looking for from their grads, the roles and development opportunities they have on offer and how you will be pushing and challenging yourself from day 1. No matter what type of graduate job you are looking for, I’m sure you will be interested in one of the 13 graduate scheme opportunities which the Royal Mail has on offer. As always, all links to everything we discuss including a full transcript and John and Louisa’s top tips and book recommendations can be found over in the show notes at <a href= "http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/RoyalMail.">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/RoyalMail. </a></p> <p><strong>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</strong></p> <ul> <li>What the Royal Mail graduate scheme is and why you should apply</li> <li>Top tips in how to stand out in your application for a graduate job with Royal Mail</li> <li>What Royal Mail look for in their applicants</li> <li>The secrets to impressing in a Royal Mail assessment centre</li> <li>What to do to make your online application stand out from the crowd</li> <li>Details of the 13 different graduate programmes that Royal Mail has</li> <li>Why you will be challenging yourself from day one on the Royal Mail graduate scheme</li> </ul>
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#67 - How to get a graduate job in a charity, with Charityworks
<p align="left">In episode 67 of the Graduate Job Podcast I am joined by Craig Pemblington from the brilliant Charityworks graduate scheme. This episode came about from a listener request, TJ got in touch via email and asked about the best way to get a graduate job with a charity, well, as you will hear the answer to that question is the excellent Charityworks. In this episode we explore the Charityworks graduate scheme in detail, looking at what exactly it is and the types of charities that you could be working with. We delve into how you apply, the different stages of the application process, from initial application, through to the online tests they use, interviews and assessment centres. We cover what you need to do to impress at each stage and make sure you stand out from the crowd. We go into the charity matching process and how they match you with the charity that you will be working with, and we also cover the amazing alumni opportunities open to you as you progress with your career in the third sector. If you have ever thought about working with a charity, voluntary or community group, non-governmental, or non-profit organizational then this is the episode for you. As always, all links to everything we discuss including a full transcript and Craig’s book recommendations and top tips can be found over in the show notes at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/charityworks.  </p> <p align="left">Before we start a quick request from me, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear, so I’ve set up a super simple and very quick survey, as I want the show to best serve your needs. It’s got 5 questions and will take you a minute, so please check it out at http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey. I look forward to hearing your thoughts. But in the meantime, let’s crack on with the show.</p> <p align="left"><strong>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</strong></p> <ul> <li>What Charityworks is and why you should apply</li> <li>Top tips in how to stand out in your application for a graduate job with Charityworks</li> <li>What Charityworks look for in their applicants</li> <li>The secrets to impressing in a Charityworks assessment centre</li> <li>What to do to make your online application stand out from the crowd</li> </ul>
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#66: How to impress at a graduate job fair, with David Wain from the National Graduate Recruitment Exhibition
<p>In episode 66 of the Graduate Job Podcast I am joined by David Wain from the National Graduate Recruitment Exhibition, as we explore more about the exhibitions and how to make the most of graduate job fairs. We delve into the upcoming exhibitions in London and Birmingham, looking what they are, who will be attending, and how you can go about bagging a free ticket. We also examine graduate recruitment fairs more widely, touching upon how to stand out, the questions to ask, what to say, what not to say, what to wear, and how you can impress the graduate recruiters that you will speak to. No matter where you are in the world, if you have ever thought about attending a graduate recruitment job fair, then this is the show for you. As always there will be a full transcript of the episode and links to everything we discuss in the shownotes over at <a href= "http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/exhibitions">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/exhibitions</a> so make sure you head on over there and check them out. Before we start a quick request from me, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear, so I’ve set up a super simple and very quick survey, as I want the show to best serve your needs. It’s got 5 questions and will take you a minute, so please check it out at <a href= "http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey">http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey</a>. I look forward to hearing your thoughts. But in the meantime, let’s crack on with the show.</p> <p><strong>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The upcoming National Graduate Recruitment Exhibitions in London on the 13th and 14th of October, and in Birmingham on the 3rd and 4th of November</li> <li>How to stand out at a graduate recruitment job fair</li> <li>What to say, and what NOT to say</li> <li>How to make a good impression in the first 30 seconds</li> <li>Why attending the National Graduate Recruitment Exhibition could boost you jobsearch</li> </ul>
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#65: How to get an Internship & Graduate Job with Golin
<p>In episode 65 of the Graduate Job Podcast, I am joined by Jane Fordham, from the award-winning communications agency Golin. Now you might not have heard about Golin, but just you wait till you hear about their amazing internships, the and innovative schemes that they have on offer.  In this half-hour we explore about their brilliant Unternship, yes you heard that right the Unternship, which involves 3 months of paid travel around the world, yep, you heard that right, 3 months not working, but traveling. We cover the firm more widely and what it is that they look for as a PR, creative and communications agency, and how to get yourself a graduate job there after university. We delve into their internships more generally, how you can apply, stand out, and impress throughout the process. If you’ve ever thought about working or applying for a comms or communications agency, then this is the episode for you. And if that thought has never crossed your mind, keep listening, as you’re going to want to apply when you hear more about Golin and what they offer. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes right this very moment at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/Golin.  </p> <p>More specifically in this episode you’ll learn about:</p> <ul> <li>The amazing Unternship scheme which Golin run</li> <li>How to get a graduate job with Golin in London</li> <li>What work is like at an award-winning PR, creative and communications agency</li> <li>How to stand out in an application to Golin</li> <li>What it takes to succeed as an intern at Golin</li> <li>Why you should think about working at a communications agency</li> </ul>
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#64: How to become a graduate entrepreneur with MJ DeMarco
<p>In episode 64 of the Graduate Job Podcast I am joined by MJ DeMarco, self-made millionaire and best-selling author of the Millionaire Fastlane and his latest book Unscripted. It’s a cracking episode where we explore amongst other things why you shouldn’t do what you love, why getting a job and working for someone else is inherently risky, and why trading time for money is a bad trade off. We also explore the secrets to starting your own business, how simple mathematics holds the key to being able to get rich quickly, and what might be holding you back from being an entrepreneur. Now if you have ever thought about starting your own business or not, this episode and MJ’s message is one you aren’t going to want to miss. As always there will be a full transcript of the episode and links to everything we discuss in the shownotes over at <a href= "http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/fastlane">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/fastlane</a> so make sure you head on over there and check them out. Before we start a quick request from me, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear, so I’ve set up a super simple and very quick survey, as I want the show to best serve your needs. It’s got 5 questions and will take you a minute, so please check it out at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey" target= "_blank" rel= "noopener">http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey</a>. I look forward to hearing your thoughts. But in the meantime, let’s crack on with the show.</p> <p>More specifically in this episode you’ll learn about:</p> <ul> <li>Why you shouldn’t follow your passion and do what you love</li> <li>What might be holding you back from being an entrepreneur</li> <li>Why a job and trading time for money isn’t the best trade</li> <li>Why getting a job is inherently risky</li> <li>The difference between the sidewalk, the slowlane and Fastlane when it comes to wealth</li> <li>How and why it is possible to get rich quickly</li> <li>The secret to successfully starting your own business</li> </ul>
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#63 - Why you should get a job search mentor, with Sarah Stimson
<p>In episode 63 of the Graduate Job Podcast I explore why you, yes you dear listener should get a mentor to help you as you look for a graduate job. We explore what exactly a mentor is and what they do. We discuss why they are so useful in helping you look for a graduate job, top tips for how you can find a mentor, and what exactly to say to them when you ask so that they say yes. We also delve into brilliant advice on how to set the relationship up at the beginning so that you both get something out of it. Now, if you’re listening to this thinking a mentor sounds a bit pretentious or too much like hard work, I can understand where you’re coming from, and after university I would have agreed, but…..stick with it, have a listen, because if you follow the advice in this episode and get a mentor, I guarantee it will improve your employability….guarantee it, or your money back…on this free podcast. As always, all links to everything we discuss today with links and full transcripts are available right this very moment in the show notes at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/mentoring. Before we start a quick request from me, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear, so I’ve set up a super simple and very quick survey, as I want the show to best serve your needs. It’s got 5 questions and will take you a minute, so please check it out at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey</a>. I look forward to hearing your thoughts. But in the meantime, let’s crack on with the show.</p> <p>More specifically in this episode, you’ll learn about:</p> <ul> <li>What exactly a mentor is and what they do</li> <li>Why they are so useful in helping you look for a graduate job</li> <li>Top tips for how you can find a mentor</li> <li>The secret of what exactly to say to a mentor when you ask so that they say yes</li> <li>Brilliant advice on how to set the relationship up at the beginning so that you both get something out of it</li> <li>The inside track of how to be a good mentee</li> <li>Why having a career mentor could set you up for graduate job success</li> </ul>
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#62: How to apply for a graduate job in a different country
<p>In episode 62 of the Graduate Job Podcast I explore how to apply for a graduate job in a different country. In response to a reader question asking how to apply for a graduate job in the UK from Canada, I take you step by step through everything you need to know. We delve into different job search strategies, and whether it is better to start applying before you leave, or if you should just turn up and hit the job hunt when you get there. I take you through top tips with respect to UK visas, how to network successfully from abroad and why recruitment agencies could be your new best friend. We cover great tricks to make sure that you can build your network from your home country using LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. If you have ever thought about getting a graduate job in a foreign country, this is an episode which you won’t want to miss. As always, all links to everything we discuss today with links and full transcripts are available right this very moment in the show notes at <a href= "http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/workingabroad" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl= "https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/workingabroad&source=gmail&ust=1501620673801000&usg=AFQjCNGc7bHSdX3um4aBWbwtR8MwTzLhCw">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/workingabroad</a>. Before we start a quick request from me, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear, so I’ve set up a super simple and very quick survey, as I want the show to best serve your needs. It’s got 5 questions and will take you a minute, so please check it out at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey" target="_blank">http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey</a>. I look forward to hearing your thoughts. But in the meantime, let’s crack on with the show.</p> <p>More specifically in this episode you’ll learn about:</p> <p>-       Winning job search strategies for applying for a graduate job from a different country</p> <p>-       How a stint working abroad can add glamour to your CV</p> <p>-       The importance of planning before you book your ticket</p> <p>-       Top tips for networking remotely from a different country</p> <p>-       Why you need to be using LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to build your network</p> <p>-       How to tailor your skills for your desired country</p> <p>-       Why planning your arrival date carefully could be the most important thing you do.</p>
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#61: How to Get a Graduate Job with a 2.2 or 3rd Class Degree
<p>In episode 61 of the Graduate Job Podcast I take you through my top 10 tips to help you get a graduate job if you have a 2.2 or 3rd class degree. Now you might be worrying that you won’t be able to get a graduate job, if you got a 2.2 or a third, but I’ll explain why you shouldn’t worry. I’ll take you through all my top tips and explain why you need to focus down on what you really want, why the job market isn’t as bleak as you might and why starting your career at a start-up or smaller company could be just what you need. I also delve into whether further study could be the answer, and how volunteering could set you apart from candidates who have a 2.1. I also cover the power of networking and why you shouldn’t discount starting your own business instead of getting a graduate job. No matter what degree classification you got, 2.2, 3rd, or 2.1 or a first, this is an episode that you aren’t going to want to miss. As always, all links to everything we discuss today with links and a full transcript are available right this very moment in the show notes at <a href= "http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/22">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/22</a>. Before we start a quick request from me, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear, so I’ve set up a super simple and very quick survey, as I want the show to best serve your needs. It’s got 5 questions and will take you a minute, so please check it out at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey" target="_blank">http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey</a>. I look forward to hearing your thoughts. But in the meantime, let’s crack on with the show.</p> <p><strong>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</strong></p> <ul> <li>My top 10 tips to getting a graduate job with a 2.2 or 3rd class degree</li> <li>Why companies are crying out for candidates with a 2.2</li> <li>How companies have been relaxing their degree requirements for getting a graduate job</li> <li>Why your degree might not matter as much you think</li> <li>The importance of work experience in getting a graduate job with a 2.2 or 3rd</li> <li>Why smaller companies and start-ups could hold the key to beginning your career</li> <li>The power of networking in helping you to get your first job after university</li> <li>How charity work could set you apart as you look for work</li> <li>Why you might not need a graduate job at all if you start your own business</li> </ul>
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#60: Secrets of the graduate recruitment process with Sophie Milliken
<p>In episode 60 of the Graduate Job Podcast I bring you someone who knows the graduate recruitment business inside out, Sophie Milliken from Smart Resourcing Solutions. Sophie is a former graduate recruiter for John Lewis, the upmarket department store here in the UK, who left their to set up Smart Resourcing Solutions where she now designs and runs graduate recruitment schemes for many of the big high street companies that many of you will be applying to. This insight means that Sophie is ideally placed to spill the beans on exactly what you need to do to get that graduate job. We cover the ins and outs of the graduate recruitment process, looking at why only 3%, yes 3% of people made it through the online application stage at John Lewis, and what you need to do make sure that you are one of them. We cover psychometric testing, assessment centres, job interviews, group exercises, presentations, if it’s involved in the process we cover it, and look at top tips, insider secrets, and what you need to do stand out from the crowd and get the job. If you are going to be applying for a graduate job anytime soon then this is an episode that you aren’t going to want to miss. As always, all links to everything we discuss today with links and a full transcript are available right this very moment in the show notes at <a href= "http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/graduaterecruitment">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/graduaterecruitment</a>. Before we start a quick request from me, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear, so I’ve set up a super simple and very quick survey, as I want the show to best serve your needs. It’s got 5 questions and will take you a minute, so please check it out at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey" target= "_blank">http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey</a>. I look forward to hearing your thoughts. But in the meantime, let’s crack on with the show.</p> <p>You can listen to it here, or additionally, you can subscribe via Spotify, <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/graduate-job-podcast/id953846627?mt=2"> iTunes</a>, or <a href= "http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/graduate-job-podcast">Stitcher radio.</a></p> <p><strong>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Why only 3% of the applicants to the John Lewis graduate scheme made it passed the online application</li> <li>The key characteristics you need to succeed at a graduate job assessment centre</li> <li>The secrets to standing out as you apply for a graduate job</li> <li>Common mistakes that let people down in their online applications</li> <li>Why straight A candidates often fall at the first hurdle when applying for a graduate job</li> <li>How and why graduate recruitment schemes are developed</li> <li>What assessors are really looking for at graduate job assessment centres</li> </ul>
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#59: Knockout Graduate Job Interviews with John Lees
<p>In episode 59 of the Graduate Job Podcast, I am re-joined on the show by John Lees, bestselling author, career coach and all-round career expert as we delve into his new book Knockout Interviews, and explore how you can succeed in your graduate job interview.  In this half hour we explore everything you need to know to succeed in a graduate job interview. We cover why you need to think about your goals of a job interview, and why focussing on the 4 key pieces of information that you want to get across could set you apart from everyone else. We delve into how to answer the classic job interview questions you will face, top tips for answering graduate competency questions, and the different frameworks you can use to answer them. If you have a telephone, face to face or panel interview coming up, then this is an episode which you aren’t going to want to miss. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available right this very moment in the show notes at <a href= "http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/knockoutinterview">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/knockoutinterview</a>. Before we start a quick request from me, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear, so I’ve set up a super simple and very quick survey, as I want the show to best serve your needs. It’s got 5 questions and will take you a minute, so please check it out at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey" target= "_blank">http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey</a>. I look forward to hearing your thoughts. But in the meantime, let’s crack on with the show.</p> <p>You can download the podcast to your computer or listen to it on the blog. Additionally, you can subscribe via Spotify, <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/graduate-job-podcast/id953846627?mt=2"> iTunes</a>, or <a href= "http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/graduate-job-podcast">Stitcher radio.</a></p> <p><strong>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</strong></p> <ul> <li>How to answer the key questions you will face in a graduate job interview</li> <li>Top tips for answering graduate competency questions</li> <li>Why you need to focus on the 4 key pieces of information you want to get across in the interview</li> <li>The psychological contract you are making in a job interview</li> <li>Why you need to think about the goals of a graduate job interviews</li> <li>How to answer the classic question about your biggest weakness</li> <li>The preparation needed to succeed in your job interview</li> </ul>
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#58: How to get a Job as a Prison Officer with Unlocked Grads
<p>In episode 58 of the Graduate Job Podcast, I am joined by Maria Donovan, the recruitment director for Unlocked Grads, the innovative and brand new graduate scheme aimed at attracting top graduate talent into the Prison Service. In this half hour we explore their new graduate leadership development programme discussing what exactly the scheme entails, its intensive training, and what you will be doing over your initial 2 years. We smash some of the stereotypes associated with the Prison Service, what life as a prison officer is really like, and just how fit you need to be to pass the fitness requirements. We delve into the application process in detail, from the initial online application through to the assessment centre and how to impress in the role play. We look at what exactly they are looking for when you apply so that your application stands head and shoulders above everybody else. If you’ve ever thought about a career in the Prison Service, then this is the episode for you, and even if working as a prison officer has never crossed your mind, you need to keep listening to understand why it could be the perfect place to begin your career. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available right this very moment in the show notes at <a href= "http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/unlockedgrads">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/unlockedgrads</a>. Before we start a quick request from me, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear, so I’ve set up a super simple and very quick survey, as I want the show to best serve your needs. It’s got 5 questions and will take you a minute, so please check it out at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey" target= "_blank">http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey</a>. I look forward to hearing your thoughts. But in the meantime, let’s crack on with the show.</p> <p><strong>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Unlocked Grads and their graduate leadership development programme</li> <li>What life as a prison officer is really like, and how you will be changing lives UK</li> <li>What you can expect from their intensive training programme</li> <li>The secrets to impressing throughout the application process from the online application to the assessment centre</li> <li>How to standout in the role plays at the assessment centre</li> <li>The characteristics Unlocked Grads are looking for in their applicants</li> <li>Why Unlocked Grads could be the perfect place to start your career</li> </ul>
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#57: Beautiful Money and your Search for a Job, with Leanne Jacobs
<p>In episode 57 of the Graduate Job Podcast I am joined by Leanne Jacobs, holistic wealth expert and author of the excellent new book Beautiful Money. Leanne and I delve into her new book and explore exactly what the Beautiful Money concept is and why it is important in helping you find a graduate job. We discuss the epidemic of settling for a job that is ‘fine’, how you can avoid this trap, and tools to help you do so. We explore the secrets to using affirmations, and a vision board, and why these two tactics could revolutionise your approach to finding the job of your dreams. If you have ever been tempted by a job just because it has a nice salary, then this episode is for you. No matter where you are on your jobsearch, and no matter what type of job you are applying to, this is an episode you won’t want to miss. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/beautiful. Right, let’s head straight over to my chat with Leanne.</p> <p><strong>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</strong></p> <ul> <li>What beautiful money is and why it is important to finding a graduate job</li> <li>How to avoid the ‘Grey Zone’ of feeling just ‘fine’ at work</li> <li>Why you shouldn’t take a job out of fear</li> <li>The secret to using affirmations to revolutionise your jobsearch</li> <li>Why you should think like a CEO as you look for work</li> <li>Exactly why you should develop a vision board to help you get a job</li> <li>How 20 seconds of pure bravery is all you need to apply for your dream job</li> </ul>
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#56: How to get into the Royal Marines, with Craig Williams
<p>In episode 56 of the Graduate Job Podcast I am joined by former Royal Marine Craig Williams, as we discuss what you need to do get into the Royal Marines. Craig shares nuggets of wisdom gained on the ground from his 15 years with one of the UKs elite fighting units as we discuss how you too can earn a green beret and get into the Royal Marines. We cover top tips including the number 1 characteristic that will help you succeed as a Royal Marine, the different entry routes and why even if you have a degree you shouldn’t automatically join as an officer. We cover the mindset needed to see you through the legendary 32 weeks basic training, and the physical challenges and tests you will face along the way to getting there.  Now don’t worry if the armed forces isn’t you thing, as Craig also reveals insights into the key secret that might be holding you back from the job of your dreams, no matter what area you are applying to. No matter where you are on your jobsearch, this is an episode you won’t want to miss. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/royalmarines. Right, let’s head straight over to my chat with Craig.</p> <p><strong>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The secrets behind the Potential Officers Course</li> <li>How ‘confidence’ is the one muscle you need to build to get you through the training</li> <li>Why women shouldn’t be put off from joining the Royal Marines</li> <li>The biggest hurdle that holds people back from applying to the Royal Marines</li> <li>What to expect at the Naval Service Recruiting Test</li> <li>What to expect in your formal interview</li> <li>How to increase your chances of being part of the 0.01% of people who actually get into the Royal Marines</li> </ul>
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#55: How to get work experience, a work placement or an internship, with Steve Rook
<p>In episode 55 of the Graduate Job Podcast I am re-joined by one of my most popular guests, Steve Rook, as we discuss his new book Work Experience, Placements and Internships. In this episode Steve shares his brilliant  insights and tips into how to go about getting that ever so important work experience. We discuss the difference between work experience, internships and placements, why you really need to try and get them, and the real reason why they will set you apart in your jobsearch. We cover the thorny topic of unpaid, versus paid work experience, we explore just why sandwich placements make such a difference to your career prospects and why you should think about going abroad to get work experience, and how it might be cheaper than you think. Once you got some work experience we then look into how to hit the ground running and make it success. In short, if you’ve ever thought about trying to get work experience or an internship, this is an episode you won’t want to miss. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/workexperience. Right, let’s head straight over to my chat with Steve.</p> <p><strong>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The difference between work experience, work placements and internships</li> <li>Why you NEED to get work experience</li> <li>The REAL reason work experience will set you apart</li> <li>How it is NEVER too late to get work experience</li> <li>Why sandwich placements are the gold standard of work experience</li> <li>Why you should think about doing your work experience, internship or placement abroad</li> <li>How to hit the ground running in your work experience, internship or placement</li> </ul>
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#54: How to get a job as a management consultant with Jeff Kavanaugh
<p>In episode 54 of the Graduate Job Podcast I am joined by Jeff Kavanaugh, VP and Managing Partner at global consulting giant, Infosys, as he shares his insights and tips into how to start your career as a management consultant. As head of campus recruitment for Infosys, Jeff is able to share brilliant advice on all aspects of the management consulting recruitment process. We cover the skills needed to excel in consulting, how to make the most of a management consultancy recruitment event, and how to make that all important good first impression. We also delve deep into the dreaded consulting case study, examining what they are, the different types of structured and unstructured case study questions that you might face, through to Jeff’s brilliant advice on how to answer them with ease every time. No matter where you are in your jobsearch, and no matter what companies you are applying to, this is an episode which you are not going to want to miss. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at <a href= "http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/consulting">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/consulting</a>. Right, lets head straight over to my chat with Jeff.</p> <p><strong>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The skills needed to excel in management consulting</li> <li>The importance of goal setting in getting a job as a consultant</li> <li>How to make the most of a management consultancy recruitment event</li> <li>How to make a good first impression at consulting job interview</li> <li>The secrets of acing a consulting case study</li> <li>The types of case study questions you will face and how to answer them</li> <li>What to expect from a partner interview</li> </ul>
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#53: Graduate Job Podcast - Greatest Hits Part 2
<p>Episode 53 of the Graduate Job Podcast is part 2 of a 2 part retrospective where I include some of my favourite short clips from my previous 50 episodes. Every episode is of course brilliant and chock-a-block full of great insights to help you get your dream graduate job, but in these 2 specials I wanted to pick out some short clips which I enjoy that you might not have come across before. We explore how fear could be holding you back from getting your dream job, we cover superb advice on how to make sure you stand out in a job application, and top tips for acing a graduate job interview. We also delve into why getting a job is like dating, and share some secrets behind impressing at a graduate assessment centre. No matter where you are in your jobsearch, this is an episode which you are not going to want to miss. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at <a href= "http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/greatesthits1">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/greatesthits</a>2. Right, let get straight to the good stuff, and part 2 of my greatest hits.</p> <p><strong>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The secrets behind impressing at a graduate assessment centre</li> <li>Top tips for acing a graduate job interview</li> <li>The key mistake not to make when using the STAR methodology from competency answers</li> <li>Why getting a job is like dating</li> <li>Why targeting smaller companies could be the key to getting a graduate job</li> <li>The fears that could be holding you back in your job search</li> <li>How to negotiate your salary to earn you thousands extra</li> </ul>
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52: Graduate Job Podcast - Greatest Hits Part 1
<p>Episode 52 of the Graduate Job Podcast, is part of 1 of a 2 part retrospective where I include some of my favourite short clips from my previous 50 episodes. Every episode is of course a winner and packed full of great insights to help you get your dream job, but in these 2 specials, I wanted to pick out some short clips which I enjoy that you might not have come across before. We explore the importance of values with Jane Sunley and David Shindler, the criticality of having a ‘Why’ with motivational speaker Brad Burton, while Jennifer Holloway touches upon why it is crucial to be true to yourself in your job search. Career coaches John Lees and Richard Maun meanwhile share brilliant insights into how to network and have great conversations, which are going to turbo charge your job hunt. Karen Kelsky shares her thoughts on why getting a job can be like dating, before Simon Reichwald explores how you can differentiate yourself to ensure that you stand out in your job applications. No matter where you are in your jobsearch, this is an episode which you are not going to want to miss. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at <a href= "http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/</a>greatesthits1.   Right, lets get straight to the good stuff, and part 1 of my greatest hits.</p> <p><strong>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Why you need think to think about the importance of your values BEFORE you start applying for work</li> <li>The ONE question to ask which is guaranteed to help you on your jobsearch</li> <li>Why getting a job is like dating</li> <li>How thinking about your personal brand can set you apart from all other candidates</li> <li>Why a 2:1 wont set you apart, and why differentiating yourself is so important to finding a graduate job</li> <li>The importance of having a ‘why’ that keeps you going as you look for work</li> <li>Why being yourself is crucial to finding a job which will make you happy in the long run</li> </ul>
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#51: Finding Your Path with Amba Brown
<p>In episode 51 of the Graduate Job Podcast, I am joined by Amba Brown, author of the excellent ‘Finding Your Path, A Guide to Life and Happiness After School’.  In this interview we explore her book and the different pathways you can explore after university. We touch upon exploring the world, starting your career, continuing your career to finding your own way. We delve into why you should set your goals once you finish university, the importance of setting off to travel, and why you should always be working on your own personal project. If you’re feeling stuck at a career crossroads and not sure which way to go, or have recently graduated and feeling lost, then this is an episode you won’t want to miss. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at <a href= "http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/findingyourpath">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/findingyourpath</a>.   Right, let’s not mess about, and jump straight to my chat Amba Brown.</p> <p><strong>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The different options and pathways to explore after finishing your degree</li> <li>Why thinking about smiling could be crucial to your career path post university</li> <li>The importance of momentum once you have graduated</li> <li>Why a personal project could set you up for career success</li> <li>Inspirational ideas to get you thinking if you are stuck at a crossroads after university</li> <li>Why you should maybe think about grabbing a rucksack and setting off to see the world</li> </ul>
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#50: How to get a training contract with Allen & Overy
<p>In episode 50 of the Graduate Job Podcast, I am joined by Hannah Salton, Graduate Recruitment Manager at international law firm Allen and Overy. In this half hour we explore the different options available to graduates at Allen & Overy, from their sought after training contracts, to their vacation schemes and open days. We delve into the application process for the training contracts, the different methods of entry, what they look for from candidates and how to ensure you stand out throughout the application process. We also explore the vacation schemes in detail and look at whether this is really the easy way in for a career in law. You might be surprised at some of the answers.  If you’ve ever thought about a legal career, then this is definitely the episode for you. Even if working for a law firm has never crossed your mind, keep listening to understand why over half of the graduates that Allen and Overy take on didn’t study law at university. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at <a href= "http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/allenandovery">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/allenandovery</a>.   Right, let’s not mess about, and jump straight to my chat Hannah from A&O.</p> <p><strong>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</strong></p> <ul> <li>What A&O are really looking for from their applicants</li> <li>The secrets to impressing through the online application</li> <li>Whether a vacation placement with A&O is a shortcut to landing a training contract</li> <li>What to expect from the application process at Allen and Overy</li> <li>Whether Allen & Overy prefer candidates through a Legal Practice Course (LPC), or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)</li> <li>Why the odds of getting a training contract with Allen and Overy might be better than you think</li> </ul>
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#49: How to get a graduate job with Police Now
<p>In episode 49 of the Graduate Job Podcast, I am joined by Dave Spencer, C.E.O. and co-founder of Police Now, the innovative new graduate scheme aimed at attracting top graduate talent into the police force. In this half hour we explore their new graduate leadership development programme discussing what exactly the scheme entails, its intensive training, and what you will be doing over your initial 2 years. We delve into the application process in detail, from the initial online application through to Skype interview, role plays and assessment centre, looking at how you apply, and more importantly how to make sure that your application stands head and shoulders above everybody else. If you’ve ever thought about a career in the police, then this is the episode for you, and even if joining the police has never crossed your mind, you need to keep listening to understand why over the half the people who joined them last year originally said that they wouldn’t have thought about joining the police but for Police Now. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at <a href= "http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/policenow">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/policenow</a> .  Before we start a quick request from me, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear, so I’ve set up a super simple and very quick survey, as I want the show to best serve your needs. It’s got 5 questions and will take you a minute, so please check it out at <a href= "http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey">http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey</a>. I look forward to hearing your thoughts. But in the meantime, let’s crack on with the show.</p> <p><strong>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Police Now and their graduate leadership development programme</li> <li>How you will be changing lives in challenged areas of the UK</li> <li>What to expect from their intensive training programme</li> <li>The secrets to impressing throughout the application process</li> <li>What to expect from the role plays at the assessment centre</li> <li>The importance of being yourself and not trying to ‘fake it till you make it’</li> <li>Why Police Now could be the perfect place to start your career</li> </ul>
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#48 – How to get a graduate job at Enterprise Rent-A-Car
<div> <p>In episode 48 of the Graduate Job Podcast, I am joined by Ashley Hever, Director of Talent Acquisition at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, as we discuss their award winning graduate scheme. In this half hour we explore their graduate management trainee scheme, examining what exactly it is, how you apply, and how you can stand out from the crowd when you apply. We discuss the application process in detail, their brilliant internship schemes and also cover why Enterprise Rent-A-Car could be the ideal place to start your career. No matter what graduate scheme you are applying to, Ashley’s insight and advice means that this is an episode that you won’t want to miss. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at <a href= "http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/enterprise">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/enterprise</a>.  Before we start a quick request from me, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear, so I’ve set up a super simple and very quick survey, as I want the show to best serve your needs. It’s got 5 questions and will take you a minute, so please check it out at <a href= "http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey/">http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey/</a> . I look forward to hearing your thoughts. But in the meantime, let’s crack on with the show.</p> <p>­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</p> <ul> <li>The graduate schemes on offer at Enterprise Rent-A-Car</li> <li>Top tips for your online application</li> <li>How to impress at the assessment centre</li> <li>How an internship at Enterprise could land you a graduate job</li> <li>Why you need to pop into an Enterprise branch to say hello</li> <li>The secrets to impressing in the role play exercise</li> </ul> </div>
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#47 – How to negotiate your salary, with Josh Doody
<p>In episode 47 of the Graduate Job Podcast, I am joined by salary negotiation coach and bestselling author of the excellent Fearless Salary Negotiation, Josh Doody, as we discuss how to successfully negotiate your salary. In this half hour Josh shares some brilliant insights into how to increase your pay, whether you’re going for your first graduate job, or simply looking for a raise at your existing work place. We delve into why people can be scared to try to negotiate their salary, and why you need to understand your current market rate of pay before you do so. We examine how to answer the dreaded salary questions of ‘how much do you currently earn?’, and ‘how much are you looking for?’, and also explore why should always make a counteroffer to every salary that is proposed. No matter where you are on your job search, this is an episode which will put money in your pocket. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at <a href= "http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/salary">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/salary</a>.  Before we start a quick request from me, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear, so I’ve set up a super simple and very quick survey, as I want the show to best serve your needs. It’s got 5 questions and will take you a minute, so please check it out at <a href= "http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey/">http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey/</a> . I look forward to hearing your thoughts. But in the meantime, let’s crack on with the show.</p> <p>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</p> <ul> <li>How to get over your fear of negotiating your salary</li> <li>Why you should always negotiate your salary?</li> <li>The importance of understanding your current market rate of pay</li> <li>Why you should always make a counteroffer to every salary you are offered</li> <li>How to avoid the dreaded salary question of ‘how much do you currently earn?’</li> <li>Why you should be thinking about the minimum salary that you would accept</li> <li>Brilliant answers to the question about your desired rate of pay</li> </ul>
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#46 - How a fashion blog led to a dream job in social media, with Tamara McCleary
<p>In episode 46 of the Graduate Job Podcast, I am joined by award winning fashion blogger and social media manager Tamara McCleary, who shares her inspirational story of how she landed her dream job with the help of her fashion blog. In this half hour Tamara details the background to her fashion blog Bonafide Supernova, how it has grown, top tips for starting your own blog, and how it led to her current job as a social media manager. It’s an inspiring story, and no matter where you are on your job search, this is an episode you will not want to miss. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at <a href= "http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/supernova">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/supernova</a>.  Before we start a quick request from me, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear, so I’ve set up a super simple and very quick survey, as I want the show to best serve your needs. It’s got 5 questions and will take you just a minute, so if the podcast is helping you, please show your appreciation and check it out at <a href= "http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey/">http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey/</a> . I look forward to hearing your thoughts. But in the meantime, let’s crack on with the show.</p> <p>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</p> <ul> <li>Top tips to starting your own blog</li> <li>The importance of choosing a blog topic you are passionate about</li> <li>Why experience trumps everything when it comes to your jobsearch</li> <li>How to create content so that recruiters come to you</li> <li>Why you should think about partnering with someone to kickstart your blog</li> <li>The importance of networking and promoting your blog</li> <li>Why it’s not a question of quitting, but about stepping up your game</li> </ul>
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#45 - How to Land Any Job You Want, with Raghav Haran
<p>In episode 45 of the Graduate Job Podcast, I am joined by innovative blogger Raghav Haran, as we discuss how to land any job you want, even if you’re not qualified. In this half hour Raghav shatters some of the conventional myths about what you need to do to get a job as we explore what companies really want from their candidates, the more effective option for getting than a job than sending hundreds of speculative CVs, and how creating a pre-interview project can be the secret to getting you your dream job.  No matter where you are on your job search, this is an episode you will not want to miss. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at <a href= "http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/landanyjob">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/landanyjob</a>.  Before we start a quick request from me, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear, so I’ve set up a super simple and very quick survey, as I want the show to best serve your needs. It’s got 5 questions and will take you a minute, so please check it out at <a href= "http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey/">http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey/</a> . I look forward to hearing your thoughts. But in the meantime, let’s crack on with the show.</p> <p>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</p> <ul> <li>How to get any job, even if you’re not qualified</li> <li>What companies REALLY want from their candidates</li> <li>Why sending speculative CVs is a waste of time</li> <li>The importance of speaking to people doing the job you want to do</li> <li>Why you need to do a pre-interview project to stand out</li> <li>The dangers of putting a particular job on a pedestal</li> <li>Why you shouldn’t be scared of closing down your job options</li> </ul>
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#44: Cracking the Success Code with John Lees
<p>In episode 44 of the Graduate Job Podcast, I am joined again by one of my most popular guests, career coach and best-selling author John Lees, as we delve into his new book, The Success Code. John shares his expert advice on the tips, tricks and strategies you need to employ to ensure that your job search is a success. We explore why you need to think about self-projection and not self-promotion as you look for a job, why you definitely shouldn’t be trying to sell yourself, and the power of asking questions. No matter where you are on your job search, this is an episode you will not want to miss. As always, all links we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at <a href= "http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/success">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/success</a>.  Before we start a quick request from me, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear, so I’ve set up a super simple and very quick survey, as I want the show to best serve your needs. It’s got 5 questions and will take you a minute, so please check it out at <a href= "http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey/">http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey/</a> . I look forward to hearing your thoughts. But in the meantime, let’s crack on with the show.</p> <p>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</p> <ul> <li>How to talk about yourself in an authentic way</li> <li>Why you need self-projection and not self-promotion when it comes to your job search</li> <li>The power of utilising your alumni network to find a job</li> <li>Why you should ask yourself, what does this person need to commit to the next step?</li> <li>What you can learn from a stand-up comedian to improve your job search</li> <li>Why you shouldn’t be trying to sell yourself</li> <li>The power of asking questions</li> </ul>
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#43: How to use a graduate recruitment agency, with Rob Blythe from Instant Impact
<p>In episode 43 of the Graduate Job Podcast, I am joined by Rob Blythe founder of graduate recruitment agency Instant Impact, as we explore how to successfully use a graduate recruitment agency. We delve into why you should think about using a graduate recruitment agency, what they look for in their candidates, and how they can fast track you through to the later stages of the recruitment process. Rob takes us through what you need to do to stand out as a candidate, the importance of spending the time to really think about your career,  to why an SME or start up company could be the ideal place for you to start working. No matter where you are on your job search this is an episode you won’t want to miss. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/instantimpact">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/instantimpact</a>.  Before we start many thanks to those of you who have completed the survey over at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey</a>, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear I look forward to hearing your thoughts.  Right, let’s get on to the good stuff.</p> <p>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</p> <ul> <li>How a graduate recruitment agency can accelerate your job search</li> <li>What graduate recruitment agencies look for in candidates</li> <li>Why a SME or start up could be the ideal place to start your graduate career</li> <li>Why you should be thinking about an internship</li> <li>Common mistakes candidates make</li> <li>How to ensure your application stands out from the crowd</li> <li>Why you should think about your career IQ</li> </ul>
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#42: How to pass the EPSO test and work for the European Union, with Andras Baneth
<p>In episode 42 of the Graduate Job Podcast, I am joined by Andras Baneth, a former EU official, founder of EUTraining.eu, and the author of The Ultimate EU Test Book, as we explore how to pass the EPSO test, and work for the institutions and agencies of the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Union">European Union</a>. We delve into the intricacies of the EPSO or European Personnel Selection Office test to give it its full title. This testing process stands between you and a job in the institutions of the EU, such as The <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Parliament">European Parliament</a>, The <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Council">European Council</a>, The <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Commission">European Commission</a> to name but a few. We explore all aspects of the EPSO test, from how to apply, to how to ensure that you are fully prepared for the rigorous application process. We take you through the psychometric testing, the EPSO assessment centre, what you can expect in the case study, through to the new intermediate test phase. No matter where you live in the world, this episode is for you, as we explore the EUs internship scheme which is open to applicants from around the world.  As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/EPSO. Before we start many thanks to those of you who have completed the survey over at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey</a>, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear. I’ve times it and it takes less than 90 seconds to do, so please do get on over to <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey</a> and help me out. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.  </p> <p>As you’ll hear in the show, passing the ESPO tests requires a lot of practice and hard work, so I’m pleased to say Andras has offered you my amazing listeners a very special 15% discount on his excellent website at www.eutraining.eu, where you can practice super realistic EPSO style tests, track your progress and make sure you’re ready for the real exams. Simply enter the code EUJOB2016 on the checkout page, that’s EUJOB2016, to get 15% off. See the show notes at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/epso">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/epso</a> for more information. Right, let’s crack on with the show.</p> <p>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</p> <ul> <li>All aspects of the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) test</li> <li>How to successfully pass the pre-selection EPSO tests</li> <li>Why you need to be at the top of your game when it comes to psychometric testing</li> <li>The secrets of the EPSO assessment centre</li> <li>What you can expect from the ESPO case study</li> <li>How to pass the EPSO intermediate test</li> <li>How you can apply for an internship with the EU, no matter where you live</li> </ul>
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#41: How to get your first graduate job in nursing, with Annabel Smoker
<p>In episode 41 of the Graduate Job Podcast, I am joined by Annabel Smoker, author of the excellent new book, ‘Launching Your Career in Nursing and Midwifery’. As lecturer in nursing and faculty lead for employability at the University of Southampton, Annabel is ideally placed to share exactly what you need to do to get your first job as a graduate nurse. We explore the current job market for graduate nurses, how you can explore your career options, how to create a brilliant application which will you get you results, through to the impressing at the interview stage. If you’re studying nursing, or thinking of it as a career, this is an episode for you. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/nursing. Before we start many thanks to those of you who have completed the survey over at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey</a>, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear. I’ve times it and it takes less than 90 seconds to do, so please do get on over to <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey</a> and help me out. I look forward to hearing your thoughts. But in the meantime, let’s crack on with the show.</p> <p>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</p> <ul> <li>The current job market for graduate nurses</li> <li>How to explore your career options</li> <li>How to be proactive and make connections with employers</li> <li>The importance of a great job application</li> <li>How to write a nursing personal statement that will get you the job</li> <li>What the graduate nursing selection process involves</li> <li>Top tips to ensure you get your first choice job</li> </ul>
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#40: How to get a job in content marketing, with Chris Marr
<p>In episode 40 of the Graduate Job Podcast, I am joined by content marketing guru Chris Marr, as we explore all aspects of getting a job in content marketing. As the founder of the Content Marketing Academy and Host of the Content Marketing Academy podcast, Chris is ideally placed to share exactly what you need to do to get started in this booming field. We explore the basics, from what exactly content marketing is, how and why you need to start building your brand online, to the key hints, tips and skills that will get you ahead as you start your career. It doesn’t matter if you’re a newbie to content marketing, or already have your own online platform, there is something in this episode to inspire you. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/content">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/content</a>. Before we start a quick request from me, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear, so I’ve set up a super simple and very quick survey, as I want the show to best serve your needs. It’s got 5 questions and will take you a minute, so please check it out at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey/">http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey/</a>. I look forward to hearing your thoughts. But in the meantime, let’s crack on with the show.</p> <p><strong>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</strong></p> <ul> <li>What exactly content marketing is</li> <li>Why now is the perfect time to get started in content marketing</li> <li>How you can get involved at university and begin to build your brand online</li> <li>Why you need to start a blog to get ahead in content marketing</li> <li>The key skills that will set you apart when you apply for content marketing jobs</li> <li>How you can move from being a consumer on content, to a curator, then creator of content</li> <li>Why the number one thing you need to do is to START!</li> </ul>
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#39: 18 ignored and unusual ways to get a graduate job, with Matt Hearnden
<p>In episode 39 of the Graduate Job Podcast, I am joined by author and Career Coach Matt Hearnden, as we discuss his latest book ‘18 ignored and unusual ways to get a graduate job’. As a former graduate recruiter Matt has a wealth of insight into how you can get a graduate job, whether with one of the big graduate schemes or a small start-up. We delve into some of the 18 unusual tips from his book which range from ideas to help you think about what you really want to do, and what’s important to you in a job, to tactical tips which will ensure that you stand head and shoulders above all of the other applicants. It doesn’t matter where you are on your job search, or the type of company you are applying to, there is something in this episode that will help you bag that job. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/Matt">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/Matt</a>. As an added incentive to head over there, you can download a free copy of the book itself. Yes that’s free, so don’t say I never give you anything. So that’s <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/Matt">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/Matt</a>. Before we start a quick request from me, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear, so I’ve set up a super simple and very quick survey, as I want the show to best serve your needs. It’s got 5 questions and will take you a minute, so please check it out at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey/">http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey/</a> . I look forward to hearing your thoughts. But in the meantime, let’s crack on with the show.</p> <p><strong>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Why you need to be doing something everyday as you look for a job</li> <li>The value of asking what is important to you</li> <li>How starting a blog can set you apart from all the other job applicants</li> <li>The importance of being specific, and why it can make the difference to your job search</li> <li>Why you need to be using the website Quora</li> <li>How doing one more thing can change your life</li> <li>Why you should really think about giving up….yes giving up!</li> </ul>
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#38: Social media for your graduate job search, with Marielle Kelly
<p>In episode 38 of the Graduate Job Podcast, we cover how to effectively use social media in your graduate job search, as I speak with careers advisor, author and social media expert Marielle Kelly. We examine everything you need to know to utilise social media tools to help you get a graduate job, covering Twitter, LinkedIn, blogging, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and everything in-between. From how to create the profiles, through to using them to research companies, reach out to people, and to make a mark online. It doesn’t matter if you’re a social media demon, or complete newbie, we have something in this episode to blow your socks off. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/marielle">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/marielle</a>. Before we start a quick request from me, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear, so I’ve set up a super simple and very quick survey, as I want the show to best serve your needs. It’s got 5 questions and will take you a minute, so please check it out at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey/">http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey/</a> . I look forward to hearing your thoughts. But in the meantime, let’s crack on with the show.</p> <p><strong>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The social media tools that you should be using in your graduate job search</li> <li>How to create an amazing LinkedIn profile as a graduate job seeker</li> <li>How to connect to employers using LinkedIn</li> <li>Why you need to be on Twitter</li> <li>Top tips for using Twitter to boost your jobsearch</li> <li>How to build connections in any industry using social media</li> <li>Why you should definitely think about starting a blog</li> </ul>
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#37: How to Succeed at Assessment Centres, with Kath Houston
<p>For episode 37 of the Graduate Job Podcast, by popular request we cover assessments centres, as I speak with career coach and assessment centre expert Kath Houston. We delve into what assessment centres are, what companies are looking for from them, through to how you can stand out in the group exercises, presentations, and job interviews. If you’ve applied or are thinking of applying for a graduate job then this is going to be an episode you will not want to miss. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/property">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/ac</a>. Before we start a quick request from me, I’ve set up a super simple and very quick survey, as I want the show to best serve your needs. It’s got 5 questions and will take you a minute, so please check it out at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey/">http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/survey/</a> . I look forward to hearing your thoughts.</p> <p><strong>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</strong></p> <ul> <li>What exactly an assessment is, and what you will be doing</li> <li>What companies are looking for throughout the day and how you will be assessed</li> <li>How to stand out during the group exercise</li> <li>How to impress during the presentation stage</li> <li>Top tips for acing the job interview</li> <li>The importance of having the correct mindset walking into the assessment centre</li> <li>Why you should be confident that you will get the job!</li> </ul>
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#36: How to get a job in property, with Rob Bence
<p>For episode 36 of the Graduate Job Podcast we niche down, as we delve into what you need to do to get a job in the field of property, with special guest and property guru Rob Bence. If property is your thing we have all the bases covered, but if not, you’ll still want to keep listening, as Rob shares some absolute dynamite insights into how to get any job. We cover the difference between A and B players, and why B player’s applications end up in the bin. What to say to an employer when you’re applying for an internship or work experience to ensure you get a yes. Why and how you can reverse engineer the job application process so that you know exactly what the interviewer is looking for, through to why you should never carpet bomb job applications. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/property">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/property</a>. Before we start don’t forget, I love to hear your feedback so do get in touch either by email or twitter, on twitter I’m @GradjobPodcast, and email is <a href="mailto:hello@graduatejobpodcast.com">hello@graduatejobpodcast.com</a>. What you love, people or companies you’d like to see on the show, I’d love to hear your thoughts, so send them all my way.</p> <p><strong>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</strong></p> <ul> <li>What you need to do to get a job in property</li> <li>How to differentiate yourself as an ‘A Player’ in the recruitment process</li> <li>Why you should reverse engineer the application process to ensure success</li> <li>What to say to an employer when you’re applying for an internship or work experience to ensure you get a yes</li> </ul>
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#35: How to pass psychometric tests, with Ben Williams
<p>In episode 35 of the Graduate Job Podcast we cover a topic which can strike fear into many people applying for graduate jobs, namely psychometric testing. We are joined by Ben Williams, managing director at Sten 10, as he guides us through everything you need to know about numerical tests, verbal reasoning tests, situational judgement tests, personality tests…..you name a test, Ben has probably designed it. We cover what each of these tests are, what they look like in practice, and what graduate employers are actually looking for from them. We delve into tips so you can perform at your best, why you definitely should not try and cheat, through to the importance of accuracy and whether you should guess if you don’t know the answer. No matter where you are in the application process, this is an episode which you aren’t going to want to miss. Make sure you listen to the end, as I’ve negotiated a special discount for you with CareerGym.com which has all of the practice tests you need to ace any psychometric test. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/test">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/test</a>. Before we start don’t forget, I love to hear your feedback so do get in touch either by email or twitter, on twitter I’m @GradjobPodcast, and email is <a href="mailto:hello@graduatejobpodcast.com">hello@graduatejobpodcast.com</a>. What you love, people or companies you’d like to see on the show, I’d love to hear your thoughts, so send them all my way. But now without further ado, let’s dive straight in to episode 35.</p> <p><strong>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</strong></p> <ul> <li>What psychometric tests such as numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, situational judgment, abstract reasoning and personality tests actually involve</li> <li>Why companies use these tests and what they are looking for</li> <li>How many questions you can expect in a test, and how long you have to answer them</li> <li>Top tips for improving your test scores</li> <li>Whether it is better to guess at an answer or go for accuracy</li> <li>Why you don’t want to cheat!</li> <li>Why you should always seek feedback on your performance</li> </ul>
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#34: Overcoming fear in your search for a job, with Geoff Thompson
<p>For episode 34 of the Graduate Job Podcast we have for the first time a BAFTA award winner on the show, the absolutely fascinating Geoff Thompson. We go deep this week, as Geoff and I delve into the topic of fear, and how it might be holding you back in your search for a job. What fears are holding you back from getting that graduate job? What stories are you telling yourself in your job search which are stopping you from applying to the job of your dreams? It’s a captivating episode, and it’s one you’re going to want to listen to more than once. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/fear">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/fear</a>. Before we start don’t forget, I love to hear your feedback so do get in touch either by email or twitter, on twitter I’m @GradjobPodcast, and email is <a href="mailto:hello@graduatejobpodcast.com">hello@graduatejobpodcast.com</a>. What you love, people or companies you’d like to see on the show, I’d love to hear your thoughts, so send them all my way. But now without further ado, let’s push straight on with episode 34.</p> <p><strong>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The fears that might be holding you back as you search for a job</li> <li>Why you should be writing down a list of all your fears</li> <li>Why confronting your fears is protein powder for the soul</li> <li>How you can confront your limiting beliefs which are hindering your job search</li> </ul>
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#33: How to be Gender Smart in Your Job Search, with Inge Woudstra
<p>In episode 33 of the Graduate Job Podcast I speak with author Inge Woudstra, as we explore issues of gender and recruitment. We cover a wide range of topics, from the role that gender plays in how and why people apply for graduate jobs, whether women in particular should change their approach to succeed in the recruitment process, through to the most effective way to ask for a pay rise. Male or female, this is an episode, you’re not going to want to miss. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/gender">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/gender</a>. Before we start don’t forget, I love to hear your feedback so do get in touch either by email or twitter, on twitter I’m @GradjobPodcast, and email is <a href="mailto:hello@graduatejobpodcast.com">hello@graduatejobpodcast.com</a>. What you love, people or companies you’d like to see on the show, I’d love to hear your thoughts, so send them all my way. But now without further ado, let’s jump feet first into episode 33.</p>
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#32: How to get a job in mental health social work with Think Ahead
<p align="left">Welcome to the 32nd episode of the Graduate Job Podcast. We focus down again for episode 32, which is the second of our two part special on graduate jobs in social work, as I speak to Ivan Wise, Recruitment Director at Think Ahead. We delve into Think Ahead and its ground breaking 26 month graduate social work programme, examining what exactly it is, how you apply, and how you can stand out. We discuss the application process in detail and also cover why you should consider Think Ahead as your fast-track into a career in mental health social work. If you’ve ever thought about a career in social work then this is an episode you won’t want to miss. As always, links to all we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/Thinkahead">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/Thinkahead</a>. This episode came about after a request from a listener, so if you have any particular people or industries you would like me to speak to on future shows, drop me a mail at <a href="mailto:hello@graduatejobpodcast.com">hello@graduatejobpodcast.com</a>. I read everything and I can’t wait to hear from you. But, let’s not dilly dally, and hop straight across to episode 32.</p> <p align="left"> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:</strong></p> <ul> <li>What Think Ahead is and why you should apply</li> <li>The importance of their 7 attributes in the application process</li> <li>Why you need dust down your webcam and record a short video</li> <li>Top tips to make your online application stand out from the crowd</li> <li>Everything you need to know about the Think Ahead assessment centre</li> <li>Why speaking to a current mental health social worker should be on your to-do list!</li> </ul>
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#31: How to get a job in social work with Frontline
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;" align="left">Welcome to the 31<sup>st</sup> episode of the Graduate Job Podcast. We focus down again for episode 31, which is the first of a two part special on graduate jobs in social work, as I speak to Katie Purser, Recruitment Director at Frontline. We delve into Frontline and its ground breaking 2 year graduate social work programme, examining what exactly it is, how you apply, and how you can stand out. We discuss the application process in detail and also cover why you should think about Frontline as your fast-track into a career in social work. If you’ve ever thought about working with children and families, then this is an episode you won’t want to miss. As always, links to all we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/Frontline">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/Frontline</a>. Before we start though, these special episodes came about from an email I received from a listener called Marnie, who emailed saying that she would love to get into social work and asked if I could interview some of the leading graduate schemes. If you have some particular people or industries you would like me to speak to on future shows, drop me a mail at <a href="mailto:hello@graduatejobpodcast.com">hello@graduatejobpodcast.com</a>. I read everything and I look forward to hearing from you. But, let’s not waste anymore time, and crack straight on with episode 31.</p>
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#30: Money and Your Career with Kim Stephenson
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-AU">In episode 30 of the Graduate Job Podcast I speak with author, blogger, and former financial advisor Kim Stephenson, who shares with us his insight as we cover a wide range of topics. We touch upon ideas of money, the stories you might have been telling yourself about money and the impact that they might be having on your job search. We also cover evolutionary biology and touch upon our old friend, yes the importance of understanding your values. No matter where you are as you look for work, be it unsure of where to apply, through to getting ready for an assessment centre, make sure you listen on as Kim’s thoughts on money will definitely get you thinking. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/money">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/money</a>. Before we start don’t forget, I love to hear your feedback so do get in touch either by email or twitter, on twitter I’m @GradjobPodcast, and email is <a href="mailto:hello@graduatejobpodcast.com">hello@graduatejobpodcast.com</a>. What you love, people or companies you’d like to see on the show, send them all my way. But now without further ado, let’s dive head first into episode 30.</span></p>
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#29: How to turn your PH.D into a Job with Karen Kelsky
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-AU">In episode 29 of the Graduate Job Podcast I speak with author, blogger, and former tenured professor Karen Kelsky, who shares with us her secrets of how you can turn your PH.D into a job. Now you might be thinking ‘I don’t have a PH.D, this is no use to me’. But you would be very wrong indeed as Karen shares a wealth of insight that PH.D or not will blow you socks off. Amongst other topics we cover why being yourself could be holding you back, why you should think again about stating how passionate you are for a subject, and why the job market is just like dating. Whether your academic experience goes up to a PH.D, or if it ended when you were 16 this is an episode you won’t want to miss! As always, all links we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/PHD but without further ado, let’s dive head first into episode 29.</span></p>
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#28: How to Influence the Interview with Chris Delaney
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-AU">In episode 28 of the Graduate Job Podcast I speak with NLP Life Coach, Hypnotherapist, Careers Advisor and author Chris Delaney, who opens up his full toolbox of tips and techniques to help you influence the interview. Chris shares his insight into how you can overcome a lack of confidence or negative self-talk, quickly build rapport with the interviewer, and then influence them with the language you use. Chris also shares techniques for how you can negotiate a higher wage and use suggestion to ensure you get a job offer with influencing tricks that would put a Jedi to shame. If you have any sort of job interview coming up, then this is definitely the episode for you. As always, all links we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/influence">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/influence</a> but without further ado, let’s jump straight in with episode 28.</span></p>
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#27: How to get a job with Teach First
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;" align="left">We focus down this week for episode 27 and explore one of the biggest and best graduate schemes, which is striving to end educational inequality, as I speak to James Darley, Graduate Recruitment Director at Teach First. We delve into Teach First and particularly its Leadership Development Programme, examining what exactly it is, how you apply, and how you can stand out. We discuss the application process in detail and also cover why even if you are set on the corporate life, why Teach First could be the ideal place to start your career. If you’ve ever thought teaching as a profession this is an episode you won’t want to miss. As always, links to all we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/teachfirst, but let’s not waste any more time and crack straight on with episode 27.</p>
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#26: Creating a Bright Future with Simon Reichwald
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">This week I speak with Simon Reichwald, a true expert in the world of graduate recruitment. Simon is the Director of the Bright Futures Society, and Bright Futures Resourcing, and on the Advisory Council for the Association of Graduate Recruiters. What Simon doesn’t know about graduate recruitment isn’t worth knowing. Today we focus on his work at Bright Futures who are the UKs largest career focussed society. We cover a fair few topics from who Bright Futures are and why you should get involved, why you need differentiate yourself in your job search and how you can go about doing it, through to why now is the best time in the last 7 years to be looking for a job. No matter where you are currently in your job search, this is an episode you won’t want to miss! As always, links to all we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/brightfutures, but let’s not beat around the bush and crack straight on with episode 26.</p>
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#25: It's Never OK to Kiss the Interviewer with Jane Sunley
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">This week I speak with Jane Sunley, best-selling author and CEO of people engagement specialists, Purple Cubed. We cover a wide range of topics in this episode, from looking at where you are currently in your career journey, the importance of your values and why you need to be spending some time thinking about them, why and how you should go about getting a career mentor, through to top tips to make your job application stand out! No matter where you are currently in your job search, this is an episode you won’t want to miss! As always, links to all we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/purple, but let’s not waste any more time and crack straight on with episode 25.</p>
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#24: How to sell yourself with Corinne Mills
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">This week I speak with Corinne Mills, bestselling, author and Managing Director of Personal Career Management, as we delve into the topic of how to sell yourself effectively on your job hunt. We explore how and why you should be proactive in selling yourself, the importance of body language and vocal tonality, and share some great tips on how you can begin to share your skills without coming across as arrogant. If you’re currently looking for a job, or even if you’re in work but looking to progress through the ranks, then this is an episode you’re not going to want to miss. As always, links to all we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/sellyourself, but without further ado, let’s dive straight in with episode 24.</p>
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#23: How to network, with Stefan Thomas
<p class="MsoNormal">In episode 23 of the Graduate Job Podcast I speak with Stefan Thomas, author of Business Networking for Dummies, and all-round expert on networking. <span lang="EN-AU">We explore how as a student or recent graduate you can start to network effectively, how and why you should make the first move, and why you need to move out of your comfort zone into your adventure zone. If you think networking is just something other people need to do, or if your networking only currently extends as far as having a LinkedIn profile, then this episode is for you. As always, all links we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at </span><a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/networking"><span lang="EN-AU">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/networking</span></a><span lang="EN-AU">. But without further ado, let’s crack on with episode 23.</span></p>
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#22: Fun and exciting jobs for the summer
<p class="MsoNormal">Welcome to the 22<sup>nd</sup> episode of the Graduate Job Podcast.</p> <p> </p> <p class="MsoNormal">With summer just around the corner, this week we have a special episode dedicated to some of the most fun and most exciting jobs you can do over the summer months. I speak with Oxfam Festival Stewards, Stoke Travel, and Xplore Activity Camps, who each share some amazing opportunities you can do whilst the sun is shining. Apart from being brilliant fun, you will also raise money for charity whilst seeing the best bands in the world, take part in the craziest festivals in Europe, and help educate kids from around the worlds, all the while adding exciting content to your CV. So if your exams have just finished and you’re looking for inspiration, or you’re bored with your part time job and want a summer to remember then this episode is for you. As a reminder, links to everything we discuss can be found on the website at <a href="http://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/summer">www.graduatejobpodcast.com/summer</a> </p>
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#21: How to Get a Job in Data Science, with Prash Majmudar
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-AU">In episode 21 of the Graduate Job Podcast I speak with Prash Majmudar, Chief Technology Officer for hot London tech start up Growth Intelligence, as he shares with us everything you need to know about how to get a job in data science. Prash delves into all aspects of the recruitment process, from what you need to do to stand out in interviews, to his top tips on how to let your data science skills speak for </span>themselves. It’s well worth listening to no matter what you’re applying for, as Prash’s insights into the application process more generally are priceless. As always, links to all we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/data, but without further ado, let’s crack on with episode 21.</p>
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#20: Get off your Arse and Make it Happen, with Brad Burton
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-AU">In episode 20 of the Graduate Job Podcast I speak with </span><span style="font-size: 9.5pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #222222; mso-fareast-language: EN-GB;">Brad Burton, </span>motivational speaker, business owner, and best-selling author, who shares his inspirational story of how he made it in the business world and his many challenges along the way. As a warning Brad pulls no punches with the language he uses, so if you don’t like the odd swear word it’s best that you skip this one. However, if you like your motivation full, frank, and straight between the eyes then this is definitely for you. Brad covers what is holding you back from success, why working for other people is a gamble, and why you should definitely think about starting your own business. As always, links to all we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/arse, but without further ado, sit back, relax, and brace yourself for half an hour with the one and only Brad Burton.</p>
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#19: Secrets of a graduate recruiter with Matt Hearnden
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-AU">In episode 19 of the Graduate Job Podcast I speak with </span>former graduate recruiter turned author and career coach Matt Hearnden. As a former graduate recruiter Matt has been freed from the shackles of corporate life, and as such he is able now to spill the beans on what it’s really like to have to wade through thousands of online applications, and conduct hundreds of telephone interviews and assessment centres. Matt doesn’t hold back and shares with us the secrets of exactly what you need to do to get that graduate job, including great advice on why you are probably getting rejected on the online application stage, and the simple tricks to get a yes from the telephone interview. If you are thinking of applying to a large graduate scheme then this is a must listen episode for you.  As always, links to all we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/secrets</p>
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#18: How to Get a Graduate Job at EY
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-AU">In episode 18 of the Graduate Job Podcast I speak with Brian Sinclair, Graduate Recruitment Manager at EY, as we cover all things related to bagging a graduate job or internship at EY. Brian has decades of graduate recruitment experience and shares exactly what you can expect in the recruitment process, and what you need to do to stand out from the crowd. If you’ve ever thought about applying for a graduate job or internship at EY or any professional services company, then this is the episode for you.  </span></p>
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#17: How to use LinkedIn in your job search with Mark Williams
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-AU">In episode 17 of the Graduate Job Podcast I speak with independent LinkedIn trainer Mark Williams, as we cover the topic of how to use LinkedIn in your job search. Mark is a LinkedIn expert and trainer, and host of the podcast LinkedInformed, and he reveals 4 tips which will maximise your profile and accelerate your job search. If you have been thinking about creating a LinkedIn profile, or need to spruce up an existing one, then this episode is for you.  </span></p>
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#16: How to get a job you love with John Lees
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-AU">In episode 16 of the Graduate Job Podcast I speak with career coach and best-selling author John Lees, as we cover the topic of how to get a job you love. John shares his expert advice on the steps you need to take to find a job and career which will excite you. He reveals the key to networking and insightful questions which you need to ask to ensure that you end up in a job you will love. If you are a current student, or recently graduated but in a job you aren’t happy with, this is the episode for you. </span></p>
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#15: How to have a CV enhancing gap year, with Susan Griffith
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-AU">In episode 15 of the Graduate Job Podcast I speak with bestselling travel author and gap year expert Susan Griffith, as we cover the topic of how to have a CV enhancing gap year. Susan shares her decades of experience in how to work your way around the world, sharing how to plan and execute an amazing gap year or two. She provides great insight into beginning to plan the gap year, and the best ways to volunteer, teach English and work around the globe. If you’re looking for travel inspiration after your finals, or need excitement and a break from a job that’s not going anywhere, then this episode is for you. </span></p>
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#14: 7 Books every graduate should read
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; line-height: 115%;">In episode 14 of the Graduate Job Podcast I cover the 7 books that I think every job seeking graduate should read. I cover books for all stages of the recruitment and job hunting process, from the beginning when you might not know where to start, through to how to create an amazing CV, and for the final stages of the assessment process of interviews and assessment centres. Everyone is a winner and reading any of them will enhance your job hunting prowess. If you’re currently looking for a book to get your job search back on track, then this is the episode for you. </span></p>
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#13: How to get a job in TV with Elsa Sharp
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-AU">In episode 13 of the Graduate Job Podcast we focus on how to get a job in television, as we speak with author and BBC Talent Manager Elsa Sharp. If you’ve ever thought about a career or job in TV then this episode is perfect for you. It’s well worth listening to no matter what you’re applying for, as Elsa’s insights into work experience, networking and the importance of having the correct attitude are applicable across all industries. So sit back, relax and let’s crack on with episode 13 of the Graduate Job Podcast.</span></p>
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#12: How to create your personal brand with Jennifer Holloway
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-AU">In episode 12 of the Graduate Job Podcast I speak with bestselling author and PR and branding expert Jennifer Holloway, as we cover the topic of how to create your own personal brand. Jennifer shares why everyone needs to start thinking about their personal brand, no matter what your age or experience. She provides great insight into how you can begin to develop your personal brand, and the best ways for you to share it with the world. If you are a current student or recent graduate then this episode will ensure that you set yourself up for personal branding success. </span></p>
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#11: How to stop procrastination, with Michael Tefula
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-AU">In episode 11 of the Graduate Job Podcast I speak with bestselling author Michael Tefula as we cover the topic of how to stop procrastinating in your search for a job. Michael shares his strategies for recognising the reason why you are procrastinating in your job hunt, and also tips for how you can overcome it. If you have been putting off applying for a job, or have several half-finished online applications, then this is the episode for you.  </span></p>
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#10: How to create an amazing CV with Lis McGuire
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-AU">In episode 10 of the Graduate Job Podcast I speak with Lis McGuire, </span><span lang="EN-US">professional CV writer and the founder of Giraffe CVs as delve into all aspects of creating an amazing CV. We go from how to get the CV writing process started through to the language to use, top hints and tips to catch a recruiter’s interest and we even get deep into the specific fonts to use. If you’re creating a new CV or if your existing one needs an update, then this is the episode for you.</span></p>
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#9: How to get a job with a tech start-up with Alastair Paterson
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-AU">This week I speak with Alastair Paterson, CEO of Digital Shadows, a hot UK tech start-up who are flying in the field of digital security. Alastair shares his considerable experience to tell you exactly what you need to do to get a job with a tech start-up.  We cover all aspects of the recruitment process at a small start-up, from how to get an internship, how to get the job itself, common mistakes people make, how to stand out from the crowd, and finally how then to negotiate yourself some equity.  </span></p>
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#8: How to use video CVs with Jack Catherall
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-AU">This week on the Graduate Job Podcast I speak with Jack Catherall, Managing Director of GradEye, an innovative social recruitment platform which uses video CVs to connect graduates to employers. We cover all aspects of making a memorable video CV, from how to record it, though to top tips and basic mistakes to avoid. We also explore wider aspects of the recruitment process such as how to make your CV stand out, and amazing tips to wow any CEO. So sit back and enjoy this 8<sup>th</sup> episode of the Graduate Job Podcast. </span></p>
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#7: How to get a job in PR with Sarah Stimson
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">In this 7th episode of the Graduate Job Podcast we focus on how to get a job in PR, as we speak to PR expert and author Sarah Stimson. If you’ve ever thought about a career and job in PR then this episode will blow your socks off. It’s well worth listening to no matter what you’re applying for as Sarah’s insights into work experience, internships and the application process more generally are priceless. So get yourself ready and let’s crack on with episode 7 of the Graduate Job Podcast.</span></p>
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#6: Transitioning from university to work with David Shindler
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 18.75pt; line-height: 20.7pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; color: #222222;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">In this sixth episode I speak with author and career coach David Shindler, who guides us through the tricky transition period from university to getting a job. Recently graduated and stuck in a rut, or soon to graduate and you want to make the transition process as easy as possible? Then this episode of the Graduate Job Podcast is for you.</span></span></p>
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#5: Social Media with Mildred Talabi
<p class="MsoNormal">Hello, and welcome to the fifth episode of the Graduate Job Podcast. Today I speak with author and blogger Mildred Talabi as we cover how to effectively use social media in your job hunt. Not sure on the best way to use LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ then this episode is for you. Ready? Let’s go straight to episode 5. </p>
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#4: Career Planning with Steve Rook
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 18.75pt; line-height: 20.7pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size: 13.0pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #222222;">In this fourth episode I speak with best-selling careers author Steve Rook as we delve into the topic of career planning. Not sure on the first steps to take, or do you feel like your career isn’t going where you want it to? Then this episode is for you. </span></p>
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#3: Job Hunting Secrets with Richard Maun
<p><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-fareast; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB; mso-fareast-language: EN-GB; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">This week I speak with </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%;">Richard Maun, business coach, author of the excellent </span><em style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%;">Job Hunting 3.0 </em><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%;">and visiting lecturer on career matters and communication skills. Together we explore </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%;">Richard’s 3 job hunting secrets. Implement these and you will be well on the way to bagging that amazing job.</span></p>
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#2: How to ace assessment centres with Denise Taylor
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-fareast-language: EN-GB;">In this second episode I speak with career expert, Denise Taylor as we explore the topic of assessment centres. Denise is an award winning career coach, best-selling author, and chartered psychologist, and she shares her experience of how to impress at all aspects of an assessment centre, from the group exercises, through to presentations and face to face interviews. Having designed and run hundreds of assessment centres over the last 20 years Denise is able to share amazing tips that will help you to ensure that you will impress on the big day.</span></p>
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#1: Amazing interviews with Jon Gregory
<p class="MsoNormal">In this first episode I speak with author and career coach Jon Gregory as we focus on the topic of interviews. We explore how to ace telephone interviews through to tips for having amazing face to face interviews, and everything else in between. </p>
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