Thursday, April 5, 2012

TARGETjobs news roundup

This week's news roundup is coming to you a day earlier as we are off on holiday for our long Easter weekend! It has been a short week this week, but busy nonetheless. There have been interesting developments in a number of sectors and plenty of advice for you all.

Leading the way this week are the financial sectors. They have been all over the graduate recruitment news, with two stories advising you how to get jobs, and a third asking for your help:

However, finance wasn’t the only sector in the news this week. There was plenty more from law, construction, consulting, property and charity:
But that’s not everything that’s going on, there is plenty more for the career-hungry graduates out there:
  • A fortnight ago our resident recruiting editor Abi told you about some of the things that put her off graduate applications. Well this week she’s back with some advice on how to sidestep common covering letter blunders.
  • This was also the week that we ran the TARGETjobs Easter egg hunt. All of the eggs on TARGETjobs and TARGETcourses have now been found, but keep an eye on our Facebook page for more competitions.
  • We also gave you the next instalment in our series on the skills and competencies you need to get a graduate job. This week it was creativity under the microscope.
  • It has also been awards season here at TARGETjobs HQ. Wednesday 4 was the National Graduate Recruitment Awards. There were a number of winners, including KPMG LLP as the graduate employer of the year and the public sector as the most popular destination.
  • And finally, it is once again time to run down the list of next week’s graduate deadlines. There are plenty of interesting vacancies in there, particularly if you’re interested in property or science. Check out the latest jobs here.
Happy Easter and see you all again next Friday at our usual time. 

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