11 minutes | Oct 18th 2019

#84: The 4 things you need to be doing before you start applying for a graduate scheme

Hello and welcome to the 84th of the episode of the Graduate Job Podcast where I run through the 4 things you need to be doing before you start applying for a graduate scheme. I take you through my top tips to ensure that you get your graduate job applications off to a smooth start, and don’t fall for the common mistakes that applicants tend to make. Don’t worry if you have started applying already, as this is still an episode which you aren’t going to want to miss. Now the only link you need to remember from today is https://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/planning, as that has all of the links to everything I discuss and a full transcript which you can download, so make sure you head on over there.

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  • Why you need to know which graduate jobs you are applying to
  • Why you need to be researching the chosen companies like crazy
  • The importance of really knowing why you are applying to each company
  • The value of practicing now for the psychometric tests!

Don’t forget, also make sure you check out https://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/subscribe which links to how to subscribe on ItunesSpotify, Youtube, and by email. So something for everyone there.