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Friday, September 13, 2013

TARGETjobs News Roundup

It’s Friday, which can only mean it’s time for our weekly instalment of the latest career advice and graduate recruitment news. 
Before we get started I just wanted to make you all aware that we are giving away a trip for two to Dubai for four nights. You have until Saturday 30 November to enter, so get all your friends involved. Visit our Facebook page to enter. 
Back to the blog. With many graduate jobs and schemes now open for applications, we have news and advice from a variety of sectors.

We strongly advice you get yourself down to careers fairs taking place at your university, especially if you are a final year or penultimate year student. Before you go, prepare yourself by reading the following:
-          What to wear and how to prepare 
-          How to network at careers events 

If you are ahead of the game and know you want to apply for BT’s graduate schemes, here are the do’s and don’ts on their online graduate application form, straight from our expert Rod. 
For budding solicitors, it’s never too early to start planning your career. This article on the law firms who will fund your LPC and GDL course fee may sway your decision about who to apply to. 
If you are studying law but thinking of going down the barrister route, this interview with Eloise le Santo, Junior barrister from Matrix Chambers, who has just finished her pupillage, will give you a great insight into what to expect.
Thinking a career in charity is the right path for you? Check out how to choose the right employer for your career.
Following Alan’s one pound challenge? It fills me with great pleasure to inform you that after 14 weeks he has made a total of £4,583.20. See what his latest jobs have involved. 
Before we conclude our blog with our usual round up of next week’s graduate job, we have two questions for you:
-          What do you think of our new site? Please comment either below, on our Facebook page, on Linkedin or tweet us @targetjobsuk – all feedback is very welcome

-          How do you feel about employers rejecting graduates on their UCAS points/A level results? Let us know by answering our latest poll on our homepage.

Finally, here it is next week’s upcoming graduate job deadlines. This weekend is your last chance to apply.