Advice from a Former Recruiter (PwC, NSW Government) | Cram Time with GradConnection - Ep 3

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In the third episode of our podcast, Cram Time with GradConnection, former recruiter at PwC and NSW Government, Mai Ly (currently GradConnection's very own Senior Account Manager) spills the beans on everything you need to know from the recruiters perspective.

Don't miss our insider chat on early careers at a Big 4 company, what recruiters really think of your LinkedIn DMs and that time Mai got interviewed at a nail salon. Plus we answer questions that YOU submitted live on air!


(Jump to 00:26 to skip the intro!)  

02:31 Inside grad recruitment at PwC

04:53 Do Big 4 companies really have higher standards?

07:00 Government recruitment vs the Big 4

08:09 When should you start thinking about applying for jobs?

10:36 Addressing the wrong company and other resume/cover letter red flags to avoid!

12:53 Mai's top 3 interview tips 

14:53  Looking for a grad or internship program? (Quick Picks)

16:05 Why it's ok to make a mistake in your interview

20:16 On overcoming job rejection

21:24 What recruiters *really* think of your LinkedIn DM's 

23:39 That time when…I had an interview at a nail salon

25:48 YOUR questions answered! - How important are grades, how can international students become more employable and more

32:19 LinkedIn or email? Big or small candidate pools? (This or That)

35:55 Don't chase the money (but really don't)

37:10 'Disappointing affirmations' and it's ok to have laugh


Mai Ly

Senior Account Manager, GradConnection

Former Recruiter - PwC, NSW Government, BDO

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