Get That Grad Job

Get That Grad Job

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Get That Grad Job

A podcast to support those navigating the challenges of securing a graduate job.

Get That Grad Job covers a range of topics to help guide and support those navigating the challenges of securing a graduate job, with inputs from experts from our Careers team and beyond!

New episodes are released regularly. You can listen on a range of platforms, including Spotify.

Episodes

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Job Searching in Tough Times

Graduating into a recession can be a tough challenge, but we are here to support you through it. In the final episode of Get That Grad Job, we hear from others who have done exactly that, and how you can use these tough times to build your career.

Released June 24th 2020 • Duration: 28:11

Starting Your Grad Job

What's it like moving from student life to your first professional role? In this episode of Get That Grad Job we talk to a current Lancaster student and a recent grad who are in just that position right now, as well as Careers professionals who work with students entering the workplace for the first time to get the benefit of their experience and some top tips on how to get the most out of your new job.

Released June 10th 2020 • Duration: 21:38

Procrastination to Action

Do you ever find yourself putting off that CV update by doing a few more scrolls down your social media feeds or tidying up when you should be making that job application? This episode of Get That Grad Job delves into the world of procrastination. You’ll hear from careers and mental health professionals about tips and techniques to get you back on track!

Released June 3rd 2020 • Duration: 29:47

Improving Employability in a Socially Distant Summer

The COVID-19 lockdown has changed a lot of well-crafted plans for the summer. In this episode of Get That Grad Job we talk to Careers and business professionals about the different ways you can work on improving your employability this summer while we are all socially distancing.

Released May 27th 2020 • Duration: 28:38

CV Enhancing Gap Years

Lots of people choose to take a year out to do something different and gain experience, and in this episode of Get That Grad Job we talk to careers and higher education professionals about how to make the most of a gap year and how you can effectively demonstrate that experience to employers.

Released April 20th 2020 • Duration: 20:54

Video Interviews - The New Normal?

With the current situation with Covid-19 changing the way we live and work, video interviews are a key technology that employers are turning to. This episode features advice and support from careers and recruitment specialists on how to perform at your best in a professional video interview.

Released April 1st 2020 • Duration: 24:19

Getting a Job Abroad

The world is becoming increasingly connected, and careers can become global. This episode features top tips from Careers and global business specialists for those looking to successfully start their careers overseas.

Released March 18th 2020 • Duration: 17:12

Professional Networking

In this episode you will hear from Lancaster University careers and business engagement specialists about how you can start, build, and maintain your professional networks. Learn some tips and tricks on how to leverage LinkedIn and online networking tools, as well as how to make the most of face-to-face opportunities to develop effective relationships.

Released March 4th 2020 • Duration: 26:39

Secrets of a Great CV

CV's are a key part of the recruitment process. With insight from careers advisers and recruiters, this episode will help you explore your personal brand, how to make your CV stand out from the crowd, and how to tailor your CV to a specific role. We want you to have a CV you can be proud of!

Released February 19th 2020 • Duration: 26:18

Managing the Stress of Applications

Applying for graduate jobs can be stressful. In this episode, members of the careers and counselling teams at Lancaster University will give you lots of ideas as to how to manage the stress of applications, handle rejection, and how to gain support.

Released Februrary 5th 2020 • Duration: 20:15

Selling your Experiences in Applications

This episode explores the 5 R's model to help you to identify the skills you have gained, analyse how they match the skills employers are looking for, and explore how you can write or talk about these skills effectively in an application or interview. We also speak to employers about what they are looking for when recruiting.

Released January 22nd 2020 • Duration: 24:25

What I Wish I'd Known

The first episode in our Get That Grad Job series, a podcast to support those navigating the challenges of getting a graduate job. This episode features guests from the Lancaster University Careers Team reflecting upon their career journeys and what they wish they'd known, providing top tips for students and graduates.

Released January 16th 2020 • Duration: 24:56