Saturday, November 23, 2013

TARGETjobs career advice roundup

Hello and welcome to this week’s graduate career advice round up blog. This week we are focusing on career advice based on writing last-minute job applications - it is graduate scheme deadline time after all - and around work experience. If you are in your second year, or even first year, it is time to get serious about how you are going to spend your summer.

Let’s get going with job application advice:
Make sure you don’t send in rushed applications with this last-minute guide to writing graduate job applications.

Need to make sure you are ticking all the right boxes in a bid to make yourself employable? Use our application planner as a handy checklist to make sure you’re on the right track to getting a graduate job. 

And lastly, is the further interest section on your CV proving a little tricky? Read our suggestions on what to put in this part of your graduate CV.

With all this information make sure you know which jobs are closing next week. The last thing you want to do is miss the deadline after all your prep work!

Moving on to work experience:
Did you know that many banking and investment graduate recruiters view their spring insight programmes and summer internships as talent pipelines to fill the majority of places on their graduate schemes? Here is how to make it work for you. 

The New Year marks the deadline period for vacation schemes with law firms. Make sure you are getting all your prep work done now and make the most of your Christmas period by getting your applications in with plenty of time to spare. 

And for those not interested in investment banking or law, here is some general application advice for work experience placements and internships.

If you have already graduated and are struggling to get a job, find out where to look for graduate internships or placements. 

But if postgraduate study is where you see yourself going, then we have something that may interest you. Next week, on Wednesday 27 November, our first postgraduate fair of the season is taking place in London. This is an excellent chance to talk to uni representatives, financial institutions and agencies, and attend useful seminars.Did we mention there is also a free lunch and travel reimbursements?

Whatever you decide to do, best of luck : )

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