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Friday, June 27, 2014

TARGETjobs career advice weekly roundup


Hello, welcome to this week's weekly roundup post.

This week I will be sharing with you all the latest career advice that we have published onto our website. 


Before I begin with this week's upcoming internships and graduate job deadlines, I have an exciting announcement to make.



The BIG announcement


As from 2 July 2014 TARGETfcourses.co.uk will be renamed to TARGETpostgrad.com. 

The reason behind this changeover is to enable more perspective students from around the world find our site and we can deliver you a more interesting service. 





Now, on to the careers advice

This week's upcoming internship deadlines could see you jetting off to the Netherlands with Unilever or to India with Pursue Asia. Whether you're looking for four weeks of work experience or a year in the industry, apply now before it's too late!

It's also time to apply for the many end-of-the-month deadlines for graduate jobs. 30 June in particular is a big day, with more than a dozen employers closing theirs doors to any more applications. Whether it's law, engineering, retail, business or IT roles you're looking for, there are still plenty of options available with popular graduate employers, such as Skanska UK, Centrica and Peel Hunt LLP. So don't wait around - make sure you apply before the month is out.

Sector areas

Law

The TARGETjobs Law team recently visited seven law firms to see what they wanted to tell you about diversity in the workforce. Law firms want to see the best training contract applicants regardless of race, gender or background, but there is sometimes the worry that this message doesn't get across. Here's what we found out: 'What are law firms doing about diversity?'

If you’re considering a career in law and are thinking to apply to Clyde & Co, then remember you have until 31 July to get your training contract applications done. That gives you plenty of time to get researching and plan out what you’re going to say before you send in that final, perfect application. When you need help, check out our guide to selling your skills in a Clyde & Co training contract application

Property

Gerald Eve are currently recruiting for immediate start vacancies, this is a rare opportunity to have! To all those interested in a career within property this is for you. 'Tailor you graduate application form and CV to Gerald Eve' A word of warning: completing this application form will be time consuming, with five applications questions and a covering letter to write from scratch, as well as a CV tailored to the firm. Gerald Eve look for such specific attributes in graduate employees that adapting an application you've made to another property firm will end in rejection. 

Retail

Majestic Wine is expanding and they are seeking to hire graduates from any discipline into trainee management roles. Read our article 'How to become a trainee retail manager with Majestic Wine' to find out more about the retailer's recruitment plans and how you can impress in your application and interview. 

Finance

The Royal Bank of Scotland typically holds two rounds of interviews for its graduate programme: a telephone interview and an interview at an assessment centre. Little can prepare you for these interviews like a heads-up of the types of questions that you may be asked and advice for answering them. Have a read of our article 'Common RBS graduate interview questions and how to answer them' to help you focus your answers and impress on the recruiter.

That's all from me this week.
I hope you all enjoy your weekend and good luck with your applications.
Roxanne