Friday, March 8, 2013

TARGETjobs News Roundup

As you all know Ross has sadly left us L  so from this week onwards I, Jackie, will be writing the news roundup (bare with me please, as I am not an editor).

I will structure this a little differently starting with our general advice to begin with followed by sector specific advice and news that was published on our site this week. Hope this is ok and please let me know if you would prefer me to follow a different format. 

First up we are starting with a question:  How well do you know employers?

When applying for work experience, or graduate jobs a key thing that will get you through to the interview stage is to show the employer that you know about them and understand their culture. You need to make them feel special; a little TLC can go a long way. So why not find out what the most popular brands around want you to know about them. 

Our second tip this week is all about videos.

Video interviewing is a rapid growing trend in the graduate recruitment industry. So to make sure you don’t get caught out here are some helpful tips on how to be successful at your Skype interview. 

And for those interested in specific sectors, this week we have news from the law and construction industry.  

If you are a law student applying for a training contract this year make sure you read this five minute interview with Jane Croft-Baker, graduate recruitment specialist at Clifford Chance.  Here she discusses their vacation schemes and training contracts application system and what they expect to see at this stage. 

In construction we are telling you what essential skills you need and how to show employers you have them. This should help with making your CV stand out from the rest.  

And if you’re looking for work experience in construction, here is what you need, when to apply and how to beat the competition.

And as always we have the latest round up of all upcoming graduate jobs deadlines. So spring into action and make sure you apply before it’s too late.

Hope you all enjoyed reading my first attempt at the news roundup and hope to "see" you all again next week.