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Friday, September 27, 2013

TARGETjobs Weekly News Roundup

Hello and happy Friday,

It’s Harriet writing again to bring you the weekly summary of all the new content here at TARGETjobs online.

Firstly though, I was impressed to see that Alan has now reached £6256.52 from his initial £1 investment. You can follow Alan and his One Pound Challenge here.

But onto the job stuff…

Are you interested in a career in property? Many firms are now opening their graduate schemes, including property giant Cushman & Wakefield. If you’re making an application, check out what to expect from the application form and online tests, as well as our tips for answering Cushman & Wakefield’s application form questions.  

You’ve probably heard of Teach First; the scheme to promote teaching as a desirable career start has proved incredibly popular with graduates. Aiming to replicate this success, new organisation Frontline has been launched to attract fresh talent into social work by using a similar model. If this appeals to you, read our advice on how to get hired by Frontline and why it isn’t a choice for the faint-hearted.

If you would prefer to make your impact on how the country is run, then it’s well worth spending some time learning about how to get a job with the Civil Service Fast Stream. You could find yourself helping to improve employment prospects and defending the country against natural disasters.

The Civil Service Fast Stream accepts a 2.2, but most employers in the finance sector require a 2.1 for entry onto their graduate programmes. If you didn’t make the grade, however, you should check out our updated guide to getting a finance, banking or insurance job with a 2.2, including how to explain any mitigating circumstances.

And finally, before I go (for good, as today is my last day here at TARGETjobs), remember to check out the deadlines for graduate jobs that are closing this week.

Have a great weekend – and a brilliant term at uni if, like me, that’s your next stop.