TIME TO START YOUR JOURNEY...
Here to help students, graduates & young professionals, we're here to help you achieve your career dreams.
Not sure what you want to do for your career?
Getting rejected and don't know where to turn next?
Or have you started a new job that you don't love?
You're in the right place!
Hi, I'm Dan - Founder of Gradvance
Here's a bit about me...
Like most students, I had no idea what I wanted to do for my career. After graduating in 2015, I struggled to get a job and faced 30+ rejections. It was a time in my life where I felt so lost. I persisted and 4 months later I secured a graduate job but I wasn't happy. Eventually, I had to quit - so here I was one year after graduating, with no plan and no job.
I decided to give the big graduate schemes another go but this time was different. I transformed my mindset, developed my job search/networking strategy and improved my CV, Cover Letter and interviewing techniques. I got to the final stage for: BT, Vodafone, Sky, Virgin Media and Amazon; and secured my dream job on the BT graduate scheme in 2017. Today at BT, I run B2B marketing for 4 specialist businesses, I'm a trained Assessor for the Graduate Assessment Centres and Comms Lead for the Ethnic Diversity Network.
Gradvance was launched to empower the lost student and graduate. To equip everyone with the winning mindset and the tools to achieve career success and happiness. I love coaching, empowering people and seeing their confidence grow. I believe everyone can have a successful career that they enjoy.
GRADVANCE GRADUATES - SUCCESS STORIES
Fahmida Akhter - Finance Leadership Graduate Scheme at Severn Trent Water
Gradvance is an amazing company that offers support and guidance from CV/ cover letter to developing excellent interview and assessment center skills. I reached out to Dan and with his help I’ve secured a permanent position at a FTSE 100 company on a Finance Leadership Graduate Scheme! I couldn’t be happier!
There have been numerous times where I felt like giving up and felt I wasn’t good enough. I applied for 37 jobs before this, that’s 37 applications I’ve filled out, 37 online tests, and 37 rejections. It's so time-consuming and draining, all while I had university work and a part time job. I had no time to rest or spend time with my family/friends. I finally feel like all my hard work has been paid off! Those who have been applying for grad schemes at these big companies know how difficult and how competitive the whole process is!
Dan took my old CV and transformed it into a masterpiece which helped me get through the first stage of the application process easily! He then coached me through the application journey to make sure I got through each stage. I also did the Assessment Centre Masterclass with Dan which helped me tremendously. I walked out of that interview room confidently knowing I’ve smashed it because I knew exactly how to impress them thanks to Dan. He is very knowledgeable and knows exactly what employers are looking for from their candidates.
So if you’re struggling, please do reach out to Dan, he’s a lovely guy. The help is out there, you just gotta go get it. A massive thank you to Dan who helped me through this process and helped me stay focused through his regular coaching.
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