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Friday, October 19, 2012

TARGETjobs news roundup

Hello, good afternoon, and welcome to the TARGETjobs news roundup. We have all the news and advice that matters from the world of graduate recruitment. First things first though, we want something from you: if you’ve got some spare time on your hands you should take part in the trendence Graduate Barometer 2013 survey. The results will form part of the Guardian UK 300 – a vital resource for many graduate job seekers – and the more people take part, the more valid the results are.

But enough about that: On with the news! This week it was the financial sectors that made the biggest splash. Accountancy firm Grant Thornton has announced positive results, Financial Services Authority has revealed its new banking legislation, and a new programme has been launched to get people involved in financial services:
Once again it has been a busy week for marketing job hunters, and would-be consultants will find something to interest them too:
And of course there is still more for those of you who are not interested in those sectors:
  • The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) has announced that it is campaigning to persuade its members to stop discriminating against candidates from disadvantaged backgrounds. It has been argued that some selection criteria can discriminate against disadvantaged groups.
  • We have a tasty selection of jobs with deadlines closing all next week. There are jobs in retail, logistics, social networking, finance and engineering available, so if this is where your heart lies, get your application sorted now.
  • And finally, if you are putting online applications together, then make sure you watch the word count. This is a useful guide for those who follow different rules for different situations – tweeters and essayists included.
To get graduate careers news as it happens, check out the news feed. Alternatively, check out the round-up this time next week!

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