Friday, July 25, 2014

TARGETjobs career advice weekly roundup

Hello everyone, welcome to this week’s weekly roundup post!

To start off this week's roundup, I will let you know about the upcoming deadlines that you may be interested in applying for.


There's still time to apply for work experience and internships for this summer and the year ahead, so don't miss out! This week we've got a range of internships with upcoming deadlines available through Step and ScotGrad, including a graduate IT training programme. A number of these vacancies are ideal for recent graduates. Check what's available here.

Graduate jobs

Now that graduation season has passed there's no better time to start thinking about your future, and this is a bumper week for graduate jobs. Check out what's available here and get your applications in! 

Careers advice

Want a management career? Consider a graduate job at a smaller business! Smaller organisations are often left in the dark while larger graduate employers with formal training schemes take centre stage but smaller employers could fast-track graduates in management. 
Read our article to find out more.

Quantity Surveying

Graduate recruiters in the built environment urgently require graduate quantity surveyors and cost managers. Within our article 'Recruiters are crying out for graduate quantity surveyors. Take advantage!' We explain how students can make the most of this situation and speculate about the reasons for such a shortage. 


Are you interested in working within the construction industry? Well, you may be interested to know that we have all the details on how to get your career kick-started with one of the industry's major players Balfour Beatty. Check out our article 'Applying to Balfour Beatty? What you need to know'.


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 retailers recruitment plans and how you can impress in your application and interview.

If you aspire to work within the retail industry read our article 'How to write a great graduate retail CV' for our key advice to help you become a successful graduate.


Banking and investment careers are highly sought after by graduates, with the industry having seen highs of 141 applications per vacancy. If you want to improve your chances of getting a foot in the door, read our article 'Beat the competition for investment banking jobs' to find out what you need to know about beating the competition.

Are you considering postgraduate study? Choosing to do an MBA is a big step. It requires self-discipline, time and financial commitment, and potentially a career break if you study full time.
Have a read of our article 'Deciding to do an MBA' to find out about the advantages and disadvantages you will experience.


Just a quick reminder to all law students, the deadline for applying for your training contracts is the 31 July 2014! Only 6 days to go)

That's all from me this week!
Best of luck with your applications

Have a wonderful weekend!

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