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Friday, April 27, 2012

TARGETjobs news roundup


Hello and welcome to the TARGETjobs news roundup.Are you sitting comfortably? Then let’s begin.


We’ll kick things off by looking at the sectors. This week there has been a real mix, we’ve got news about everything from law to engineering. However, the sector that is leading the way is the built environment where there have been interesting developments in both the construction and property sectors



  • We’ve got some top tips for property job hunters. There may not be many positions available at the moment, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any out there. If you’re currently looking, we have some interesting tips for you.
There is plenty going on in the other sectors too. Law, insurance, engineering and consulting job hunters all have something to talk about this week:
It has also been an interesting week for developments in the wider world of graduate jobs.
  • In the wake of this month’s Undergraduate of the Year awards, we asked what it would take to win next year. Pre-entry for the 2013 awards is now open, so take a look at the advice and then get applying.
  • We also ran the TARGETjobs Breakfast News event yesterday, our regular networking event with employers. This time we discussed whether apprenticeships were better than degrees. Special guest was Phillip Taylor, star of BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’. Join the debate on our Facebook page.
  • A breadth of experience can be a massive boost to your chances, and TARGETjobs is proud to announce that it is teaming up with Step. We are working with this leading work experience provider to ensure you have access to the best range of vacancies and advice possible.
  • In the final instalment of our series on the top 10 skills and competencies you need to get a graduate job we looked at enterprise skills. These skills are in demand in industries ranging from law to fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG).
  • And once again, we have our round up of the graduate job vacancies closing next week. If you are looking for graduate jobs right now then there is no time like the present to get applications sorted. Check out the latest jobs here.
To get graduate careers news as it happens, check out the TARGETjobs news feed. Alternatively, check out the roundup this time next week!
TARGETjobs offers the largest choice of graduate jobsinternships and placements. Independent reviews on top graduate employers and career planning tools and expert guidance. Become a TARGETjobs blogger by getting in touch with jackie.balchin2@targetjobs.co.uk.