Ep. 029: Interview Secrets Every New Graduate Needs to Know (Don Raskin)
College graduation season is just around the corner and departing seniors will find themselves in a strong job market. According to the Wall Street Journal, the class of 2016 may experience the best job market ever for Millennials. A survey cited by the Journal says that this year employers plan to increase hiring of new college graduates by 15%. That’s good news for this year’s new graduates. But no matter how low the unemployment rate, you still have to interview successfully to get the job... This week on “Find Your Dream Job” we’re talking about what recent college graduates need to know to nail their job interviews. Mac talks to Don Raskin who has written a book aimed at new and recent graduates that shares interview secrets and other tips you can use in a job search no matter where you are in your career. In this 35-minute episode you will learn: Why knowing your key facts (including salary requirements) is key in interviewing How to position yourself in an interview and why you are the best candidate Why knowing your objectives and sticking to them helps focus your job search How to use LinkedIn as part of your pre- and post-interview process How to follow-up after an interview This week’s guest: Don RaskinSenior Partner, MMEAuthor, The Dirty Little Secrets of Getting Your Dream JobNew York, NY Listener question of the week: I graduated college in a couple of months, but have done almost nothing to prepare for what comes next. I’m feeling overwhelmed and don’t even know where to start a job search. What is the one thing I should focus on first? If you have a question you’d like us to answer on a future episode, please contact Jenna Forstrom, Mac’s List Community Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Resources from this week’s show: JobScan.co MichelleHynes.com The Dirty Little Secrets of Getting Your Dream Job MME.net Find Your Dream Job, Ep. 024: How to Return to Work at Any Age Land Your Dream Job in Portland (and Beyond) If you have a job-hunting or career development resource you’d like to share, please contact Ben Forstag, Mac’s List Managing Director at email@example.com. Thank you for listening to Find Your Dream Job. If you like this show, please help us by rating and reviewing our podcast on iTunes. We appreciate your support! Opening and closing music for Find Your Dream Job provided by Freddy Trujillo, www.freddytrujillo.com.