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Monday, March 3, 2014

TARGETjobs careers advice roundup

Hello everybody, and welcome to the latest careers advice roundup. I do apologise for the delay this week, but hopefully our many advice articles will make up for it!

First of all, for all you aspiring teachers out there we have a guide to answering the Teach First application form questions. (Places for history and English fill up very quickly, so get your applications in early.)

If Land Rover is more your speed, then here’s how to excel at their interview. Answering their competency-based questions with style can help you accelerate your career.

We have advice on how to move into IT services and consulting, too: here’s an article on how to perform well in CGI’s face-to-face interviews.

In the world of investment banking, connections are currency. Here’s some sound advice on how to network your way into an investment banking job. (Don’t let your ‘British reserve’ get in the way of your career!)

If you’re seeking work experience in finance, make sure you demonstrate the skills that HSBC want to see from their retail and wealth management summer internship applicants.

If you’re hoping to work in engineering then perhaps you’re considering Mott MacDonald. If so, then here are six application tips. The advice is relevant whether you’re applying for a graduate job or just a summer placement.

If you’re looking for some more general advice, then take a look at our article on assessment centre written exercises. Written assessments are becoming more common, so check out the best ways to showcase your professionalism.

Alongside interviews and group exercises, assessment centres also come with a host of social pitfalls and problems. Assessors will be looking at you from all angles, and so nailing the social side (coffee breaks, meals) is a crucial part of your day. Here’s some advice to help you calm those nerves.  

If you fancy yourself as a self-made business mogul then we’ve got some advice for you, too. Here’s our guide to seizing opportunities and making the most of your enterprise and entrepreneurial skills.

Finally, it’s interview and assessment centre season for aspiring solicitors who have applied for summer vacation schemes. Follow our ten practical tips for interviews, to make sure you give the best impression you can on the day. 

Alongside our usual (and incredibly useful) internship deadlines and graduate job deadlines roundup, we have a special guest deadlines feature this week. Check out all of the property internships, placements and work experience deadlines for 2014.

Have a great week!