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Friday, October 18, 2013

TARGETjobs weekly career advice roundup

Hello and welcome to this week’s graduate career advice roundup. Here you will find the latest career advice we have posted or updated on our website. It’s been a pretty exciting week at TARGETjobs HQ as we have just added an eleventh award to our Undergraduate of the Year awards: The Scotland Undergraduate of the Year.

If you are studying in Scotland and are in your final year, this is for you. It’s officially launching next week – so make sure you keep an eye out on the Undergraduate of the Year website and our social media feeds for the big announcement.


The National Student Challenge has also gone LIVE!  Practise using the type of assessment techniques that graduate recruiters use to select employees and benchmark yourself against thousands of students. And, if make it to the top of the leader board, you could win up to £1,000 and a paid internship with Siemens.

Moving on to sector-specific news:
If you are applying to Roland Berger’s graduate scheme here is what you will find on the application form and some useful tips on how to be successful 

Applying for property graduate schemes? Make sure you send your completed applications off soon! Some deadlines close end of October

Talking of applying - make sure you take some practice psychometrics test before you do the real thing. This gives you a better chance of succeeding. 

Are you using the same CV over and over again? This is where you may be going wrong. Read our handy guide on writing CVs for different types of graduate jobs 

Still deciding which employers you would like to work for? Check out where they rank on the Guardian UK 300 – this may help sway your decision.

And, as always, we round up the blog with next week’s graduate job deadlines. Get them before they go! 


Hope you all have a good weekend.