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Friday, August 23, 2013

TARGETjobs weekly news roundup

Hello all, this is Harriet bringing you the weekly news roundup from TARGETjobs. With the university holidays drawing to a close, most of our sector guides have gone off to the printers in order to come back fresh, glossy and as helpful as ever. If you’re headed back to uni in the autumn, make sure you look out for them in your careers centre.

Since that time of the year is coming up again, it’s worth turning your attention to application preparation and giving your CV its all-important makeover. Check out the graduate’s guide to job application forms and our six steps for perfect CVs to get on the right track straightaway.

If quantity surveying is your thing, there’s no better place to begin than by knowing exactly who you’re applying to. Take a look here to find out how consultancies and contractors differ and what this means for your graduate career. 

Or are you still a few solid decisions away from the application stage? You might want to check out our new guide to careers in financial planning – a possibility for those of you interested in entering financial services. You can go into the field with a degree of any discipline.

And if finance really is for you but you’re worried about making the grade, then our updated article on financial services, retail banking and insurance employers who accept 2.2s might be just what you’re looking for.

Have you been following Alan’s One Pound Challenge of turning a £1 investment into a graduate salary in a year? It’s been 11 weeks and his total is now approaching £4,000 – find out more.

Lastly, make sure you keep an eye on the deadlines as they march forwards to meet you. As always, there are many graduate jobs closing next week.

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend!