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Take control of your career. Join host Dan Mason for expert careers advice, insights from graduate employers, and inspiring stories from those in the know. Essential listening as you take the next step towards future you.

Future You Prospects

    • Careers

Take control of your career. Join host Dan Mason for expert careers advice, insights from graduate employers, and inspiring stories from those in the know. Essential listening as you take the next step towards future you.

    Navigating life after university

    Navigating life after university

    In this bonus episode of Future You, careers adviser Amy Carpenter provides some hints and tips on how to manage those first few weeks and months after graduation - from organising your job search and staying motivated, to going back to uni for postgraduate study.
    Get lots more advice on postgrad study, applying for jobs, writing CVs and cover letters, and much much more by visiting www.prospects.ac.uk. You can search for your ideal job there too.
    Follow us on Twitter @prospects or send questions and comments by email to podcast@prospects.ac.uk
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    www.uos.ac.uk

    • 9 min
    Launch your teaching career

    Launch your teaching career

    We're focusing on teaching in this episode of Future You, the podcast from graduate careers experts Prospects. Listen if you have ambitions to be a teacher but aren't sure what route to take, or if you've never considered teaching before and want to know if it's for you.
    We'll hear from Hannah Smith, who goes in-depth about the Teach First graduate programme (01:04). Then careers adviser Amy Carpenter (16:53) provides an overview of other routes into teaching, what funding is available and how to get work experience.
    For more information about careers in the classroom, head to www.prospects.ac.uk/teacher-training
    Follow us on Twitter @prospects or send questions and comments by email to podcast@prospects.ac.uk
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    www.prospects.ac.uk
    www.teachfirst.org.uk
    www.uos.ac.uk

    • 25 min
    Secrets of a great job interview

    Secrets of a great job interview

    In this episode of Future You, the podcast from graduate careers experts Prospects, we're focusing on job interviews.
    Telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews, video interviews. Competency-based, strengths-based, values-based. There are so many different types and formats of graduate job interview that it can be daunting and confusing.
    To help you feel confident at your next graduate job interview, we speak to two major employers - Amy Ward from DHL (01:57) and Yohanna Wilson from White & Case (22:59) - to get their expert advice. Careers adviser Amy Carpenter (12:03) is here to give you some tips on preparing for an interview, what to do on the day, and the importance of getting feedback.
    Visit www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/interview-tips for lots more information and advice on job interviews, including example questions and answers, and some suggestions for what you might want to ask the employer at the end of the interview.
    Follow us on Twitter @prospects or send questions and comments by email to podcast@prospects.ac.uk
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    www.prospects.ac.uk
    www.logistics.dhl/gb-en/home/careers.html
    www.uos.ac.uk
    www.whitecase.com/careers

    • 35 min
    Get the skills employers want

    Get the skills employers want

    In this episode of Future You, the podcast from graduate careers experts Prospects, we're talking about skills - how to identify the ones you've got, how to get new ones, and how to show employers that you have them.
    Careers adviser Amy Carpenter (02:12) provides advice on how to go about self-assessing your skills and has some great tips on how to develop new skills. Then Francesca DiTano from Explore Learning (11:05) gives us an employer's perspective on the skills they expect graduates to have - and which ones are too often missing.
    If you want to take the Job Match quiz mentioned in the show, to see how your skills and interests match up to graduate jobs and careers, head to www.prospects.ac.uk/job-match
    Follow us on Twitter @prospects or send questions and comments by email to podcast@prospects.ac.uk
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    www.prospects.ac.uk
    www.uos.ac.uk
    www.explorelearning.co.uk

    • 26 min
    How to become an entrepreneur

    How to become an entrepreneur

    Welcome to Future You, the podcast from graduate careers experts Prospects. In this episode we're focusing on entrepreneurship.
    How can you tell whether you can make it as an entrepreneur? Are you born with entrepreneurial skills or can they be learned? What help is available at university if you have ambitions to become an entrepreneur?
    We've got a fascinating interview with Trigger Conversations founder Georgie Nightingall (02:01), who provides an in-depth insight into the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship. Then careers adviser Amy Carpenter (29:10) gives her take on how you can get started as an entrepreneur.
    Follow us on Twitter @prospects or send questions and comments by email to podcast@prospects.ac.uk
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    www.prospects.ac.uk
    www.triggerconversations.co.uk
    www.uos.ac.uk

    • 36 min
    The lowdown on graduate schemes

    The lowdown on graduate schemes

    In the first episode of Future You, the podcast from graduate careers experts Prospects, we're talking about graduate schemes.
    What are they? How do you get through the application process? What's it like being on a scheme? What happens when it comes to an end?
    Here to answer all these questions and more are recruiters and graduates from The Co-operative Bank (02:12) and Ryanair (37:00), as well as our resident careers adviser Amy Carpenter (27:15).
    There's some great insight and advice here if you're interested in applying for a graduate scheme, not just in banking or aviation, but in any industry.
    Follow us on Twitter @prospects or send questions and comments by email to podcast@prospects.ac.uk
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    www.prospects.ac.uk
    www.co-operativebankjobs.co.uk
    careers.ryanair.com
    www.uos.ac.uk 

    • 57 min

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