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Friday, July 4, 2014

TARGETjobs career advice weekly roundup



Hello and welcome to the weekly news roundup. The one and only place to find all the latest news and career advice published on our main sites http://targetjobs.co.uk and http://targetpostgrad.com in the past week.

First of all, congratulations to all the new university graduates! I hope you have all achieved the grades you expected. 



This week I would like to make some space within this news roundup to introduce the changeover of TARGETcourses.co.uk to TARGETpostgrad.com.

Some of you may be wondering where the idea of renaming our website came from, so I thought it would be a good idea to enlighten you.

The core reason behind TARGETpostgrad.com was to help students like you and perspective students from around the world find our website as we move to offer a global service.

The site will still offer the great benefits that TARGETcourses have 
  1. The most comprehensive UK postgraduate course search
  2. Funding advice linked to relevant courses
  3. Postgraduate fairs across the UK with 70+ different course providers
  4. International study options                    
  5. Advice on how to choose a course to further you career

If you haven't yet signed up to TARGETpostgrad.com, then edit your TARGETjobs.co.uk profile today to start receiving targeted emails catered to your interests.

Now, let me start of the news round with the latest internships and graduate job deadlines.

Don't miss out on next week's internship and work experience opportunities, apply here or miss your chance.

Degree results are in and graduations are approaching fast - there's never been a better time to apply for jobs. If you're interested in IT or engineering, read our article here to see what MI6, FactSet, Marshall Wace and DSTL have to offer. There are also accounting and finance roles available and management and marketing feature heavily this week. Make sure you don't miss out!

Careers advice

With graduation creeping closer for many students I thought it would be a good idea to share CV and covering letter advice to help you kick start your job search.

Regardless of what professional industry you aspire to work in, catering your CV to match the criteria of the position is crucial. Whether your target is a graduate scheme with an investment bank or a vacancy for a graduate managing a shop, write a CV that is right for the job. Have a read of our article 'Writing CV's for different types of graduate jobs'.

Most companies will request a covering letter to accompany your CV, your cover letter is a way for you to sell your skills and explain why you think you're suitable for the role in question. When writing your covering letter there are some blunders that you're better off avoiding, have a read of our article here to find out what they are and how your can cross them off your list of 'don'ts'.

Find out how to crack interview questions about your time management techniques and the kind of examples you might give in your answer. Have a read of 'How do you manage your time and prioritise tasks?' Tricky graduate interview questions' for more information.

Sector Deadlines

Don’t miss the training contracts deadline, second-year law students. See which law firms want applications in by 31 July with our helpful list of application deadlines: Find out here.

That's all from me this week.
I hope you all have a great weekend 

Happy 4th July to our American readers! 
Roxanne Chand