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Friday, March 2, 2012

TARGETjobs news roundup

Ladies and gentlemen; boys and girls; grads, undergrads and postgrads; welcome to the TARGETjobs news roundup. This is the news that puts the ‘art’ into ‘smart’, the ‘ledge’ into ‘knowledgeable’ and the graduates into jobs. Boom.

We’re all about engineering this week, with a pair of positive developments for those of you looking to move into this sector. Building on more good news released a fortnight ago it seems like it's a good time to be an engineer. If this is your field then you'd do well to capitalise on events.

However, it wasn’t all about engineering this week, as there were significant developments from the consulting, IT and law sectors.
  • If you thought Scottish Power’s 300 new jobs were impressive, you should check out the Boston Consulting Group. They have increased their staff by 17% this year. They now have around 5,600 employees, which means nearly 1,000 new employees – nice!
  • According to Haybrook IT Resourcing, IT grads have unrealistic expectations of how high their salaries will be. They suggested that graduates currently expect starting salaries of around £25,000, when in fact they are more likely to be closer to £18,000. Quick tip: be realistic and undercut delusional classmates.
  • On the advice front we have some useful tips for anyone looking to join the legal sector. Find out how important communication skills are if you want to become a solicitor or a barrister.
Of course, the developments haven’t all been in those sectors, and there is plenty of general advice for those of you who need it:
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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