Friday, June 14, 2013

TARGETjobs Graduate recruitment news roundup

Welcome to this week’s graduate recruitment news roundup, where we summarise all our weekly career advice pieces in one easy read.

Let’s start with two tricky graduate interview questions:
‘What is your biggest weakness?’ and ‘Where do you expect to be in five years’ time?’

If you, like many, struggle with these two questions, read our advice on how best to answer both of them –  as well as what not to say.

We also ran an article on salaries. If money is your motivator, find out what the median graduate starting salaries are in different sectors, according to a survey carried out by the Association of Graduate Recruiters. 

In finance, we discovered that graduate employers look for client skills as well as numeracy when recruiting for their actuarial graduate job positions. So here we are telling you how to show you have these skills. 

We also looked in depth at financial services and consultancy firm Mercer, listing five things you should know if you’re applying for a graduate job there

And, if you are interested in applying to Mercer, check out our article on how to impress at its graduate assessment centre 

We conclude, as always, with the roundup of the graduate job deadlines closing soon 

Happy weekend,