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Friday, July 18, 2014

TARGETjobs career advice weekly roundup



Hello, hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather. If you are taking a break from the sunshine then you've come to the right place to catch up on all the career advice we have been writing this week. 

But don’t worry it’s going to be a quick round up today so you can rush off back outdoors and enjoy this beautiful weather we are having.




So, let me start off with career advice in the finance sector:

Most employers within the financial services sector will test your commercial awareness during your graduate interview. And your understanding of the bank, insurance broker, actuarial firm, consultancy or regulator to which you've applied, and the market in which it operates will be taken into account to decide whether you get the job. 


Law
   
The training contract is closing in, with only 14 days left to apply it is time to organise yourself and beat the rush. Have a read of our article 'Don't miss the 31 July training contract deadline' for the list of law firms you can apply to. 

Whether you are interested in applying for training contracts, vacation schemes, insight days or open days, it’s likely you’ll need a law CV – even if you're just uploading it to your online application form. Use our top ten tips from graduate recruiters in law to help you.  

General 

Increasing numbers of students are setting up their own businesses after leaving university. Find tips on how to develop your entrepreneurial skills with our article 'How to become an entrepreneur when you graduate' and learn how this will help you whatever path you choose.  

Internships

We refreshed an old piece of career advice which is still very prevalent today. How can women turn their internship into a job and into a promotion? We were privileged to catch up with Dr Sue Black, a senior research associate at University College London and campaigner for women’s advancement in the workplace. Find out what suggestions she has regarding how you can progress in your career.

Deadlines

The World Cup and Wimbledon are over so there's no excuse to put off your job hunt any longer. Your friends might already have their graduate careers lined up but there are still jobs out there, you just need to search for them. To make your life easier, we have put together the latest opportunities 'Get them before they go: graduate jobs to apply for now'.

It's not too late to get yourself on an internship or work experience placement to boost your CV and your bank balance. There are still lots of great opportunities out there, many of which have an immediate start and are paid. Don't wait around for an opportunity to magically appear, apply now!

That's all from me this week.
Enjoy the warm weather and have a great weekend.

Roxanne