Hello, good afternoon and welcome to the TARGETjobs News Roundup. It’s been in interesting week here at TJ Towers
- First up, PwC is saying that over 9,000 construction and manufacturing businesses have gone into insolvency since 2010. This will be sad news for graduates looking to work in this sector. However, good candidates should still be able to make headway.
- In engineering news things are much better. The UK automotive industry is experiencing ongoing jobs and sales growth. While car companies in France may not be doing so well, Great Britain is on the up.
- In IT news we have introduced the brand new @TjobsIT Twitter feed. If you’re particularly interested in getting news and advice about this sector, what better way to get it than online?
Welcome to the TARGETjobs IT twitter feed. We'll bring you graduate IT jobs, internships, news and advice to start your technology career.
— TARGETjobs IT (@TjobsIT) July 30, 2012
- Solicitor training contract vacancies closed on Tuesday this week, and in news that might interest trainees, the UK’s top 50 law firms have enjoyed a second year of growth.
- Meanwhile, we have some sage advice from property guru David Mumby. The Knight Frank partner argues that what really makes a good candidate stand out is work experience.
- And for anyone who has ever considered a graduate career at Aldi – £40,000 and an Audi? Yes please! – the chain is creating 3,000 new jobs. This will bring its graduate intake up to over 100.
- For example, we announced the results of our social media survey, which made it clear that graduate job seekers wanted communication with potential employers to be on their terms.
- If you’re heading to an assessment centre any time soon, we’ve got some cautionary words for you. There are some easy-to-make mistakes which could trip you up.
- And finally we have our usual roundup of all the jobs closing next week. It’s a mixed bag, but of particular interest to us is the TARGETjobs Brand Manager vacancy. If you think you’ve got what it takes to represent us at your uni, get in touch.