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Friday, June 28, 2013

TARGETjobs News Roundup

Hello and welcome to our weekly graduate recruitment news roundup blog. Here you will find the latest career advice we published on our site this week as well as announcements, reminders and other useful information.

Let’s start by reminding the LAW STUDENTS who are applying for training contracts starting in 2015 that the deadlines for most of these are coming up at the end of next month. Find all training contract vacancies we have live on our site here. (You need to apply for training contracts two years in advance to accommodate the time to complete your third year and your LPC).

If you are in need of a little help with training contract applications, why not have a read of our latest tips , especially our interviews with graduate recruitment managers at top law firms?

Back on neutral ground, this week we also continued our advice series on answering tricky interview questions. This time: tackling how you would give an example of your lateral thinking. 

If you are interested in a career in retail, we have some advice for you on how best to write applications and ace your interviews for Aldi’s area management graduate scheme 

And now it’s time for an announcement.

I am not sure if you’ve noticed but we’ve been publishing a weekly poll on our site. If you want to share your thoughts, do take part. This week we asked you:

If you don’t get a job this year, what are your feelings about doing a masters?
-          I would seriously consider it
-          It could be a good way to improve my CV, but I’m not sure
-          I’d rather keep applying for jobs, thanks

Please scroll down on our homepage to find the poll.

Going hand-in-hand with our poll, if you are considering, or have applied for a postgrad course, this is the perfect time to apply for one of our £2,000 bursaries. There are five up for grabs. But hurry applications close on Sunday. (30 June). 

As always, we end the blog with next week’s graduate jobs and schemes deadlines. Apply now before they close.