Grad Bites: Landing Your First Grad Job

Mark Swain, an experienced recruiter and a regular contributor, gives some great advice on landing your first grad job: from tackling applications to dealing with rejections and generally embracing life after uni!


Grad Bites: Landing Your First Grad Job


More on getting your first grad job:

Grad Bites: First Job – How to Make a Start
Helpful tips & reassurance from a business mentor, for anyone worrying about choosing the right career path or feeling pressure to find that ‘perfect’ job

Make the Best Impression
How to make the best impression to prospective employers, at every stage of the application process


See more from Mark:

Mark’s videos and blogs are full of helpful tips for starting your career, including choosing your direction, recognising what you have to offer as a new graduate and making yourself stand out in the jobs market.

Grad Bites: Career Choices
What to consider when thinking about career direction or joining a particular company.

Grad Bites: Work Out how to Stand Out
Mark talks about MERITology: 5 dimensions to help you shine in interviews

From First to Last
The importance of first impressions & how to make them last



About Mark Swain

Mark Swain


Mark has enjoyed a career in sales, marketing and many aspects of HR, including recruitment and training senior business executives.


Contact: and @meritology


Director of Partnerships at the Henley Business School
FInstSMM – Fellow of the Institute of Sales & Marketing Management
Fellow at The Learning & Performance Institute
Lead consultant at The Chemistry Group

Education: University of Portsmouth – Economics