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Saturday, March 15, 2014

TARGETjobs career advice roundup

We hope everybody’s having a great weekend – here’s our weekly career roundup to make the weekend even better!

This season’s TARGETcourses Postgraduate Study and Funding Fairs finished on Wednesday! Newcastle was our final venue, and the day was excellent. Did you miss the event? Don’t worry: you can still get a feel for the atmosphere by checking out @TARGETcourses on Twitter and looking for all of the pictures. Even better, we’re going to put up recordings of all of our seminars up on the website, so watch this space.

Now, do you like what we do? Do you enjoy reading our blog and our articles? Do you also have a bit of a passion for writing and editorial work? Then apply to be an intern here at TARGETjobs! We are currently hiring editorial interns to work for four months in a paid internship. Interested? Take a look at the vacancy and apply now.

On to our latest career advice articles:

If you’re applying to Transport for London then we can tell you about their interview process. They interview in two stages, first over the phone and then face-to-face at their assessment centre day. Read here about topics that they’re likely to bring up.

The Network Rail application process, however, varies widely. You could find yourself filling out an online application, taking a phone interview and then attending an assessment day, or you could be sent straight to the assessment day. It depends on the scheme, so it pays to know what to expect.

If you’re applying to Mott MacDonald, then you probably won’t face an assessment centre at all. They prefer to conduct more intimate interviews in the office that has the vacancy that you’re applying for, which is unusual for an employer of their size.

This week we’ve also got a salary guide for you to take a look at. Do you want to know how much you earn in civil engineering, construction and surveying? Find out here.

Plus, if you’d like a summer internship or industrial placement in civil engineering, construction or quantity surveying then we have a list of employers for you to look at here.

As always, we’re finishing off with this week’s upcoming internship deadlines alongside this week’s graduate jobs roundup. Best of luck with any applications that you make this week.


Have a great weekend.