The secret to getting a graduate job 🎓

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Give a Grad a Go recently hosted yet another successful webinar, this time we partnered with Graduate Coach and shared our expert insights on how to secure your ideal graduate job!

Whether you had the chance to tune in and want to discuss the webinar, or you missed out and want to hear from those who attended, join our graduate and student Network to discuss with peers!

If you did miss out on the webinar or you wanted to re-watch, you can do so here!

Remember to check out our youtube channel afterwards and find more helpful webinars and videos!

We covered:

  • Live Q&A with Chris Davies, Founder of Graduate Coach and Developer of ‘How to get a Graduate Job’ online course.
  • FREE access to the online course ‘How to get a Graduate Job’ which has been featured in the Guardian.
  • CV and Virtual Interview Tips from Graduate Recruitment Experts.
  • The opportunity to find a job in a pandemic.
  • Exclusive discounts, opportunities and resources to help you on your job hunt.

About GraduateCoach:

Graduate Coach have helped over 5000 students and graduates land their first graduate roles and develop in their career with their expert advice. They are the UK’s leading graduate career and interview coaching company that offer 1-2-1 interview coaching which can be conducted either face-to-face, online or as a video call.

GraduateCoach can help you articulate yourself and your skillset, understand the graduate career market and discover the career that is right for you. They have successfully helped graduates land roles at household name companies such as Amazon, Google and Coca-Cola. We are delighted to be partnered with Graduate Coach  for ‘Secrets of Getting a Graduate Job Webinar’ – a brilliant way to start 2021!

Job hunting tips from Give a Grad a Go

  • You can really boost your chances of success on your job hunt by attending networking or job hunting webinars to help you along your way.

    This will not only introduce you to industry professionals but also other job seekers who might be able to offer their advice and connections.

  • It’s really important that your LinkedIn profile matches your CV. This shows consistency, thorough preparation and clarity with your application.

    Many companies will expect you to include a link to your LinkedIn profile on your CV and might use this as a point of reference in your application – so make sure all your dates are matching!

    When you are finding a new job, especially before your interview we would also recommend connecting with your interviewer and/or the companies hiring manager before you speak with them.

    This will give you the opportunity to find out a bit more about the employees, the company and potentially give you some talking points.

    You might even find that you both attended the same University, or had a similar part time job, finding out this information shows that you are interested in the role and proactive in engaging with the company.

  • The most important thing to do when you’re looking for help in finding a job is to consider exactly what you want from a role.

    There is no point asking people when you’re finding a job to help you if you end up stuck in a role that you don’t enjoy. Take the time to think about what you want and research different types of roles.

    It’s also important to make sure that you will have everything ready for your new job.

    For example, if you’re finding a job in London and need to move, then you might want to consider how you will get into the office – even if you are working remotely at the moment.

  • It’s always important to research a company before you apply for a role, but researching job hunting strategies is also a great way to improve your chances of finding your first job.

    It can be worth looking at virtual interview tips for virtual interviews and learn how to write a good CV before you start applying.

    This will highlight things that you can do to improve your application, which might seem obvious but can be easily missed – especially if you’re submitting multiple applications.

  • It might feel as though your dream job is out of reach, but this doesn’t mean that you should compromise your graduate job search.

    If you are wondering how to get a graduate job with no experience or need help in finding a job then it will be highly worthwhile getting in touch with a graduate recruitment company like Give a Grad a Go.

    Speaking to our expert recruiters will save you time searching ‘finding a job websites’ or ‘finding a job near me’ and offer you free job hunting help.

    If you are looking for some advice with your job hunt in the pandemic then get in touch with Give a Grad a Go today.

  • Job hunting in itself can be a full time job taking up a lot of your time, and if you aren’t seeing results quickly you can easily get demotivated and become unproductive

    It’s important to persevere with your job hunt and keep yourself preoccupied to boost your chances of success.

    Whilst you’re waiting to hear back from people, spend your time connecting and researching other opportunities.

    There’s no harm in having a back up plan, or researching job hunting tips which might help you in the future, if not now.

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