How to Get a Graduate Job Now Paperback – 29 Oct 2015
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"Essential reading - Tanya has her finger on the pulse like few others" - The Guardian
"A bible for this year's graduates" - Cosmopolitan
"A thoughtful and much needed how-to guide for the modern graduate" - Grazia
"An invaluable, no-nonsense guide" - New Scientist
"One of our favourite writers, Tanya has such an entertaining, witty way of delivering the information you really need" - Glamour
Want a great graduate job? From the author of the smash hit careers bible 'How to Get a Graduate Job in a Recession' comes this fully updated book for the post-recession graduate job hunter.
REVEALED: • How to find the vacancies nobody else knows about • Tips and tricks for breaking into the most competitive industries • How to turn an unpaid internship into a paid job • How to choose your career (and how to assess whether your choice is a good one) • How to write CVs and applications that get noticed for the right reasons • How to ace interviews (while still being yourself) • How to organise your job hunt • Whether you should consider moving abroad • Whether postgraduate study would boost your career - or be an expensive mistake • How to stay motivated as your job hunt progresses
Whether you've just graduated or have been job hunting for a while, this is the only book you need. Author, expert and journalist Tanya de Grunwald reveals the secrets to spending less time on your job search - and seeing more results. Packed with tips, advice, wisdom and insight, this book explains why old-style careers advice suddenly seems so out of date. In a fast-changing world, you need a new approach to planning your future. This is it.
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One chapter I found extremely useful was how to prepare yourself mentally and maintain confidence. Job hunting and the inevitable rejections can really take their toll - Tanya keeps you going.
Cannot recommend it highly enough.
Once I read Tanya's book and implemented her advice, the number of responses, and even better interviews increased drastically. Not long after led to my first job, which set me off on a completely unexpected career path to a passion I never even realised I had.. Speaks for itself really! Worth it's weight in gold
It helped me enormously when I was searching for a job out of university because the advice was modern and up to date. I got so sick of people giving me out dated advice on how to find jobs like telling me to look in the local newspaper or to try and get a job where they did despite the opportunities being few these days. The books is aimed at graduates and takes into account the graduate jobs market as it is today and therefore the advice is relevant and reassuring.
Tanya has the single best piece of advice for young job-seekers which is to quit the idea of your ‘dream job’ and think in terms of a long career and how to get the skills to get where you need to go. So every job you take is an opportunity to learn skills and network. I think this is really good advice because this is how you get a decent job eventually, by thinking strategically. She makes the point that you cannot just make a career plan and be done with it, you have to continually change and evolve you plan to match the jobs market and your skills and interests.
Tanya makes the important point that jobs are advertised different now and can be in new and unknown industries, jobs you might never have thought of or didn’t know existed. She encourages graduates to think broadly and think in terms of skills gained, rather than simply job titles.
She also had lots of words of encouragement and psychological advice about how to keep calm, sane and keep searching without beating yourself up. The book was hopeful and positive but at the same time realistic and practical.
If I was going to recommend a careers advice book to a new grad I’d go with this one. It’s to the point, written in a friendly non-patronising style and actually gives advice that’s helpful in the jobs market as it exists now, not as it existed 20 years ago.