Friday, February 17, 2012

TARGETjobs news roundup

It’s show time once again with the roundup of this week’s graduate jobs news. TARGETjobs news is one of the best ways to get the edge over the competition, with advice on where the jobs are, the newest tricks employers are using, and sector developments to keep you up to date.

This week the news is lead by a pair of interesting developments in the engineering sector. These events could have implications for how your graduate job hunt shapes up and the smart money will always keep them in mind.

However, it wasn’t all about the engineering sector. IT and property developments also had significant results for graduates. For example:

  • In the property sector we announced that GVA have acquired RGA consulting. This move by the large graduate employer will give them even more experience in the leisure industry, as well developing their geographical base into Scotland.
  • We also broke the news that IT tutors are expressing concern that UCAS points are being used to differentiate between candidates in recruitment. Their suggestion was that this would lead to a lack of social mobility in the IT sector, while employers defended themselves by pointing out that 2.1s from some universities are harder to get than firsts from others.
It was also a big week for graduate careers news and advice in general. Check this out:

To get graduate careers news as it happens, check out the TARGETjobs news feed. Alternatively, check out the roundup this time next week!

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