Ever dreamed of starting your own company? Are you start-up curious? In our final episode of Cram Time with GradConnection for the season, join GradConnection's Co-founder and General Manager, Dan Purchas to hear all about the importance of resilience when building your own company and having the confidence to reach out - even when you have zero credibility!
Plus, we take a walk down memory lane as Dan shares the story of how GradConnection came to be with a big helping hand from the rise of the internet.
(Jump to 00:43 to skip the intro!)
02:41 Beginnings as a Westpac Grad - doing excel for old guys, managing IT projects and being seconded from NZ to Australia
04:15 GradConnection - The Origin Story
08:40 Have you heard of this thing called online job search?
10:05 Weta Digital, Lord of the Rings and ways employers advertised grad programs
11:00 Helpful naivety, zero credibility and the process of building a company from the ground up
14:01 What type of mindset do you need to launch a successful start-up?
14:43 Don't be scared to share - the importance of an iterative process
16:17 NewsCorp, SEEK and interested investors - is it too much too soon?
18:46 Is a grad job or internship on your Christmas wish list? (Quick Picks)
20:08 Goodbye phonebooks - the rise of the internet in graduate recruitment
23:54 Getting over the job search hurdle - changing student sentiments and how GC has helped
27:34 How our merge with SEEK helps you!
32:48 Should you accept your first offer? A higher salary ≠ a better position
34:38 We're all friends here - being a leader and the importance of fostering a great team culture
37:22 Hard lessons are part of the journey
39:27 Sneaker side hustles, 'bad' job advice and concluding plugs
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