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Friday, June 22, 2012

TARGETjobs news roundup


Hello and welcome to the TARGETjobs news roundup. Things are beginning to heat up here, as exams are finishing, graduation ceremonies are starting up, and ex-students are now casting around for jobs.


The big story this week is that it is pupillage interview season. If you want to become a barrister you will have to go through this essential stage. In order to help you out we have got in touch with the chambers and put together a handy guide to the process:

  • First up, make sure you re-read your application carefully. If you’ve been called up for interview it is because they liked something you wrote. Be prepared to elaborate on that theme.
  • Secondly, be prepared to answer the questions. While you should think about the kind of things you are going to be asked, it pays to be flexible with your answers. You don’t want to give a rehearsed answer to a question which wasn’t asked.
But of course there’s plenty of advice for the masses who aren’t looking to become barristers. Take these gems for example:
  • The Great Place to Work award for the BestLarge Workplace this year went to Admiral Group, beating Microsoft and McDonald’s. Admiral deliberately looks for candidates who are not just experts in their field, but a good fit for the company.
  • In more awards season news, BDO has been named Accountancy Firm of the Year at the M&A Awards for excellence in the finance industry. The company has been involved in a number of important deals over the course of the year, and justly deserve this award.
Once more, we have our classic combination of advice and jobs for your viewing pleasure:
  • Following on from our article last week about what you should include in your job application, we are looking at how you should write it. This path is littered with grads that have tripped up. Read on, and avoid sharing their fate.
  • And as usual we have the roundup of graduate jobs with deadlines closing over the next week. It’s a bit of a mixed bag this week, with jobs in retail, IT and engineering to name just a few. 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.