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Saturday, February 1, 2014

TARGETjobs career advice roundup

Good afternoon everybody, and welcome to the TARGETjobs career advice roundup. Here you’ll find all of the latest and greatest advice articles from our editorial team.

Kicking off with Clifford Chance, their interviews and assessment day are unusual in that their interviewers are instructed to interview “blind”, without seeing the candidates’ application form. This is a part of their diversity policy, and it means that your competency-based assessment will not be based on your application form answers.

If you’re interested in a training contract with Allen & Overy LLP, then here’s how to answer their application questions; how would you “describe a major recent challenge you have faced?”

The examples that Allen & Overy ask for in their application form for summer vacation schemes are also based around major challenges and personal responsibility.

The last few years have been tough for the construction industry, but now that the economy has started to look a little brighter so have the sector’s graduate job prospects. Now recruiters are looking to hire left right and centre, and we’ve got all the information for you here.

If you’re interested in construction then you should know all about Skanska. Do you want to impress them with your CV and cover letter? Here’s how.

If you’re still deciding whether to apply to Skanska, then we can help. Here is a rundown of all the qualifications and skills you need to apply for a graduate job with them.

Finally, here’s the lowdown on Skanska’s culture andvalues. Skanska are a company that won the Sunday Times Best Green Companies Awards in 2011, so knowing about their company values are an essential part of who they are.

Changing sectors, are you applying to IBM? Here’s how toanswer their interview questions. They’ll want to know why you want to work for IBM, your experience of past projects, and how technically competent you are.

If you’re applying to BP instead, then here is a comprehensive overview of their entire interview process.

Before we finish, we’d just like to remind anybody who missed last week’s career advice roundup that TARGETcourses are running five Postgraduate Study and Funding Fairs over the next couple of months. Are you near to Cardiff, Birmingham, Sheffield, Newcastle, or Edinburgh? Are you considering study at postgrad level? Then sign up, it’s completely free.

Finally, here are all the work experience and internship deadlines for the coming week, alongside the graduate jobs deadlines. 


Have a great weekend.