YouTube competition: Become a vlogger today! 🎬

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Have a spare 15 minutes and a smart phone?

Want to share your career journey or aspirations on our growing YouTube channel? Bag yourself a £30 Amazon voucher!

After the success of our Student Guest Blog Programme, we’re excited to announce the launch of our Graduate YouTube Programme!

We’re inviting you to take part in our new YouTube Graduate Takeover series and create a video sharing either your graduate career path or your student career aspirations.

How to enter the vlogging competition:

1. Fill in the sign-up form at the bottom of this blog with a few of your details.

2. Subscribe to our YouTube channel.

3. Read through our prompt questions and filming guidelines. Feel free to send us a test video to check if your video meets our requirements.

4. We’ll be in touch with the next steps!

 

Who can take part in the competition?

Whether you’re a graduate currently on your career journey, or a student making your career plans, we want to hear from you.

Anyone can enter – graduates and students!

If you are a graduate, it doesn’t matter whether you’ve only recently started your first job, or if you’ve been in your role for some time now. We want your insights.

If you are a student, it doesn’t matter whether you have secured a graduate job before your graduation, or if you’re planning out your next career moves. Your advice is still valuable!

Entering the workplace can be tough. Your video could prove to be a helpful resource for struggling graduates and students.

 

Why should I take part in the YouTube competition?

With so many graduates and students unsure on what career to pursue, your insights will be an invaluble resource and help give others more of an idea as to the career path that they’d like to follow.

Your video will be published on our YouTube channel (with some of our popular uploads having as many as 50K views) and across our social channels, reaching our network of 55k + connections!

This is a fantastic opportunity for thousands to learn from your tips, and with your video including a link to your LinkedIn profile, there’s the potential for excellent networking opportunities.

Once your video has been published on our channel, you’ll recieve a digital certificate and a LinkedIn badge to add to your profile, stating that you’ve taken part in our programme!

You’ll receive a breakdown of how your video performed and its YouTube analytics rankings – giving you an insight into how YouTube metrics work.

We’ll also share with you our top tips for producing engaging YouTube videos and how we promote our videos, giving you helpful marketing knowledge to use in your career and tips if you’re looking to start your own YouTube channel!

How do I get my free Amazon voucher from entering the video competition?

Once you send us your video, we will check and approve the content then we’ll contact you to send a £30 Amazon voucher your way!

When your video is published, we’ll share your video across our socials channels, but to gain more traction, we encourage all participants to share their video with friends, family and wider network!

 

We run 2 competitions throughout the year:

1. The first competition runs from January through to May (winner announced in June)

2. The second competition of the year will be from July to November (with winner announced in December).

The sooner we feature your video, the sooner you can start racking up views!

 

What kind of video should I create?

We’d love you to talk about your graduate career journey, from what you studied at University, anything that helped you land your new role and what a ‘day in your life’ looks like in your job.

We’ve put together a list of prompt questions to help structure your video – you don’t have to answer all the questions, and feel free to come up with your own additional questions!

 

  • If you are a student/graduate who is currently career planning:

    • What is your name? Type of job roles, industries and companies you are looking at?
    • What attracts you/makes you want to apply to those particular roles/industries/companies?
    • What are you studying at University? And how do you expect your degree to help you in your job search?
    • How do you think the skills from your degree match the skills needed for your career aspirations?
    • Is there anything extra you are doing at university to help land a job in (X) role/ (X) industry (e.g. work experience/societies)?
    • What are you learning throughout the job hunting process?
    • Do you have any role or sector specific CV/ interview advice for other students?
    • What are your career aspirations guided by – development, salary, or skills etc and why?
    • Are you hoping that your future role will be a graduate scheme? If so, in your opinion how do you think a grad scheme differs and what are the benefits or drawbacks of choosing a graduate scheme over a graduate job?
    • Describe your dream future job in 3 words – and 3 skills that will help you get there
    • What do you expect the best part of your job as an (X) will be?
    • What do you expect the most challenging part of your role as an (X) will be?
    • What skills do you think will be the most crucial to succeeding in your career?
    • Where do you hope to see your career progressing?
    • How long to you expect to stay in your future role and why?
    • What kind of career progression does your future role offer?
    • Anything you wished you knew when you first started out your career planning process?
    • Where do you hope to see your career heading after graduation?

     

    If you are a student who has a job lined up post-graduation:

    • What is your name? Future job title and company you will be working at?
    • What are you studying at University? And did your degree help you in securing your graduate role?
    • Is there anything extra you did (or others can do) to help land a job in (X) role/ (X) industry?
    • What did you learn throughout the job hunting process?
    • Do you have any role or sector specific CV/ interview advice for other students?
    • What attracted you/made you want to apply to this particular role and company?
    • What do you expect a typical day in your role as a (X) to look like?
    • Is your future role a graduate scheme? If it is, in your opinion how do you think a grad scheme differs and what are the benefits or drawbacks of choosing a graduate scheme over a graduate job?
    • Describe your future job in 3 words
    • What do you expect the best part of your job as an (X) will be?
    • What do you expect the most challenging part of your role as an (X) will be?
    • What skills do you think will be the most crucial to succeeding in your career?
    • Where do you hope to see your role progressing?
    • How long to you expect to stay in your future role and why?
    • What kind of career progression does your future role offer?
    • What advice would you give to someone trying to succeed in appling for (X) role?
    • What advice would you give someone interviewing for (X) role?
    • Anything you wished you knew when you first started out your application process?
    • Where do you see your career heading?

     

    If you are a working graduate:

    • What is your name? Current job title and company you are working at?
    • What did you study at University? And did your degree help you in your role today?
    • Is there anything extra you did (or others can do) to help land a job in (X) role/ (X) industry?
    • What did you learn throughout the job hunting process?
    • Do you have any role or sector specific CV/ interview advice for other graduates?
    • What attracted you/made you want to apply to this particular role and company?
    • What does a typical day look like in your role as a (X)?
    • Are there any expectations you had about this career path that you have found differed to reality, in both a good or bad way?
    • Is your current role a graduate scheme? If it is, in your opinion how do you think a grad scheme differs and what are the benefits or drawbacks of choosing a graduate scheme over a graduate job?
    • Describe your job in 3 words
    • What is the best part about your job as an (X) role?
    • What has been the most challenging part of your role so far in (X) industry?
    • What skills are the most crucial to succeeding in this career? What type of person do you need to be?
    • How have you progressed in your role since you started?
    • What has been your greatest achievement in your role so far?
    • What advice would you give someone looking to start a career as a (X role)?
    • What advice would you give someone about to start their first day as a (X) role?
    • Anything you wished you knew when you first started out in this industry/ role?
    • Where do you see your career heading?
    • Why did you choose to find a job through GAGAGO?
    • How would you describe the service you received from your recruiter at GAGAGO?
    • What did you think about the recruitment process with GAGAGO?
    • Would you recommend GAGAGO to a friend?
    • If you could sum up your experience with GAGAGO in one word, what would it be?
    • If you used any other recruitment agencies, what makes GAGAGO better than other recruitment agencies?

If you’d like to see if your filming set up meets our video requirements, please feel free to send us a quick test video and will then be in touch with any tips and adjustments.

 

 

Competition Terms and Conditions

  • Competition entries must follow the video guidelines outlined above, Give A Grad A Go can refuse to submit entries which do not follow these. Please check with us prior if you are unsure.
  • By entering the competition you are giving Give A Grad A Go the rights to own the video and we are free to share across all of our social platforms.
  • Competiton winners are those who’s video has performed the best (gained the most views compared to other entries in the set time frame).
  • The time frame for entries is between January to May (winner announced in June), and the second competition of the year will be from July to November (with winner announced in December).
  • There will be two winners every year, announced after each 6 month entry period (in June and December).
  • Winners will be contacted via email address.
  • You can only submit one video entry each 12 months.
  • All entrants must be subscribed to our YouTube channel.
  • Give A Grad A Go accepts no responsibility for incomplete, late or corrupted entries.
  • Entrants must reside in the UK or Australia.
  • By entering this competition, entrants consent to their name and video being mentioned in a post on Give A Grad A Go’s page if they win.
  • The winners are required to send a message to Give A Grad A Go using the social media account they entered with, within 2 weeks of the competition closing.
  • Prizes are non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged for a cash alternative.
  • Give A Grad A Go reserves the right to offer an alternative prize should the requested item not be available.
  • Give A Grad A Go reserves the right to cancel this competition or amend these terms and conditions. The promoter’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with YouTube or Amazon.
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