Friday, July 26, 2013

TARGETjobs News roundup

Hello, this is Harriet (the TARGETjobs intern who is yet to write you a blog) filling in for Jackie to bring you up to date on all our brand new site content from the past week.

We had a root around different graduate schemes in retail to reveal how much you could make, with whom, and in which areas of work. The retail sector is more willing than many to provide this information so do make the most of it. 

If retail’s not your thing, you might be interested in a great resource we discovered from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. CIPD’s HR Profession Map tells you all you need to know for embarking on a career in HR

And for any career, you’ll probably find it’s necessary to ‘manage ambiguity’. 
‘Eh?’ I hear you ask. Fortunately, we also ran an article explaining how to develop and sell this important skill to employers. Find out how to show you’re able to handle risk and perform well in uncertain circumstances

Up now for a little longer than a week, but still as helpful as ever, is our advice on how to get the IT job you want. Just having a computer science degree isn’t quite going to cut it. 

Remember: next week is an important one for all you aspiring solicitors as 31 July marks the closing date for graduate training contracts with law firms. These aren’t the only vacancies time is running short for though – make sure you don’t miss out on the graduate jobs closing next week

And before I go, time for your One Pound Challenge update. Recent Loughborough graduate Alan has been continuing his efforts to turn a £1 investment into a graduate salary in a year. He’s made it to £2503.47 already… looking good! You can follow his progress here

Have a great weekend!

(posted from Laura’s account due to issues with mine)