Friday, April 4, 2014

TARGETjobs career advice weekly roundup

Happy Saturday career-seekers: this is the TARGETjobs weekly career advice roundup.
We've got all the tips and hints you’ll need to make the most of your job opportunities.

General news from TARGETjobs

We would like to formally apologise to all those who recently received a welcome email saying that you registered to TARGETjobs at the Coventry University Engineering and Computing Careers Fair 2014.Please be assured that this error has now been dealt with.

How to get hired Live offers students the opportunity to gain career advice from industry professionals and graduate recruiters. 

The entire day is dedicated to helping students make the transition from being a student to a graduate, helping with any questions and worries you may have. More companies have recently signed up as table hosts for the career event of the year. If you haven't bought your ticket yet here is your chance. 

On to our latest career advice articles

First up, are you thinking of a career in IT? If so, then Hewlett Packard could be the company for you. Have a read of the latest article from the HP employer hub to help you understand what to expect from Hewlett Packard interviews.

Are you a law student with career aspirations of becoming a barrister? This article is for you:

Getting pupillage is the Holy Grail for those aspiring to the Bar. It is brutally competitive from the first application to interview and you need to make sure anything you show potential chambers is the very best it can be. Let us help you with everything, from the correct spelling of 'practice' to how you can use you interests in music or performance to impress potential chambers, with our handy guide.

We recently studied the application process for Ashurst and discovered that the City law firm places a strong emphasis on the quality of your covering letter. Read our tailored advice on how to tackle the letter in a way that shows off your communication skills in their best light. Here

Ashurst also asks you to submit answers to two additional questions, both of which test your commercial awareness. We give you some useful tips on how to tackle these questions: here 

We conclude as always with the roundup of the graduate job deadlines closing soon.

We wish you the best of luck with your applications.

Happy weekend,

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