“This guide provides excellent advice on securing a graduate job. It is insightful, well-written, and an invaluable resource for students.”
Sadiq Gillani, Senior Vice President – Corporate Strategy, Lufthansa Group, Harvard Business School 2006
“Incisive detached advice to those entering today’s super-competitive graduate jobs market.”
Tony Travers, Leading Media Commentator & Academic
Street-smart search strategies for people who make things happen
In the world of graduate job hunting, preparation is essential. Natural brilliance isn’t enough if the rest of the best bother to go the extra mile, and a savvy strategy can trounce even the very brightest when the space they have to express themselves amounts to only several paragraphs.
Worse still, ruthless predators stalk this competitive arena and tease valuable business intelligence from fresh graduates, costing them not only time and energy, but often snatching jobs from right under their noses. Get this comprehensive guide to landing your first graduate role and join the world’s best graduates landing the top jobs whilst learning the answers to the following questions in the process:
• What must you never tell recruitment consultants?
• Who should you call before spending thousands on a masters degree?
• What is the real point of networking, and the secret to being great at it?
• What is the most effective job hunting strategy for your timeline?
• Who is the most influential person in the average organisation?
Covering the hunting process in full, from deciding what sorts of roles might suit you, to researching potential industries, through to positioning yourself, writing CVs and applications and navigating the final hurdles such as psychometric tests and interviews, this guide gives you a street-smart inside track to quickly beating what for many graduates is highly stressful and demotivating task. It tells you what you need to know, and when and why you need to know it, ending with a check list summarising the most important actions you need to take. The guide is also suitable for those about to begin university, as well as those looking to change careers or enter a new industry.
Table of Contents & Sample Chapter
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About the Author
Don Levett has landed roles in UK private equity firm 3i, at a top-tier Bain spinout strategy consulting house, as well as at the UK’s leading bespoke market research company. He has experience in both managing and recruiting.
What They Say
“Don’s effective and clear advice was invaluable in my hunt for a role as a strategy consultant. Preparing for interview is a daunting task, especially with a time constraint but I was better able to prioritise and practice with Don’s guidance. He set me on a path which ultimately lead me to be offered a position with Boston Consulting Group, for which I am eternally grateful; thanks Don!”
Chris Darby, Imperial College London 2013
“As a graduate student who had been immersed in academic research for years, I was very apprehensive when it came to finding my first job. Indeed, I was at quite a loss for where to begin and to whom I could approach for advice. Don’s clear writing helps demystify the process for those starting out, as well as offering deep insights that helped me avoid many of the common pitfalls encountered by fresh-faced graduates. I would recommend this to anyone entering graduate recruitment – I know that it has helped me immensely!”
Dr Adrian Charbin PhD, University of Cambridge 2008
“Don’s guide really gets to the fundamentals of landing your chosen graduate job. His tips and advice throughout all ring true when I reflect back on my experiences of having been through the recruitment process at university, it would have been really handy to have this guide when I first started applying so that I would have known then what I know now from the start.”
Omar Keenan, Equity Analyst, London bulge bracket investment bank, University of Sheffield 2007