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Saturday, February 15, 2014

TARGETjobs career advice roundup

How was your Valentine’s Day? Chocolate? Teddy bears? Dinner with wine? I’m afraid the only gifts that we have for you are our career advice articles (but they’re very useful, we promise!)

But before we get into that, we’ve got a few announcements to make: this week there’s the Birmingham Postgraduate Study and Funding Fair coming up, organised by our very own TARGETcourses team. Come to Birmingham on the 19th and not only will we pay for your transport and lunch, but you’ll also get to meet postgraduate course providers from across the UK. It’s really useful if you’re still trying to make up your mind about postgrad study.

In March we’ve got still more events that you should take a look at: for all you aspiring barristers out there, we’re holding the UK’s largest National Pupillage Fair on the 8th March, so book and come along to Lincoln’s Inn. There’s also the Yorkshire and the Newcastle PG Fairs – sign up to those if you couldn’t make Birmingham!

And now on to the career advice articles:

It’s still interviews and assessment centre season at the moment for law students who applied for summer vacation schemes.  We’ve collected lots of useful, timely advice from recruiters on how to improve your interview technique, hints on what to ask interviewers at the end of your interview and tips from trainee solicitors on what they were asked when they were recruited.

Are you applying to National Grid? Then we’ve got a rundown of what to expect at their interviews. They ask three key types of questions, so you should be thinking them through. 

What do Shell look for in an employee? We know: here’s a list of the employee criteria that their recruiters will have in mind when interviewing you. 

If you know your Marmite from your Bovril, Unilever are always recruiting for their graduate future leaders programme. As the last round of applications have just come to an end, they’ll be phoning up with telephone interviews  soon. Get ahead of the game with this guide to Unilever’s telephone interview questions.  

As always, we’re finishing with the ever-useful internships and work experience deadlines, alongside the graduate jobs roundup. 


Have a great weekend!