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Friday, November 14, 2014

TARGETjobs Career Weekly Round-up Post

Hello everyone!

Welcome to this week's careers round-up post. I know the weather is awful outside, so hopefully I have created the perfect excuse for you to stay inside to check out this article.

First of all, let me start by giving you our event updates.

TARGETpostgrad study and funding fairs officially kick off on Monday 17 November! Our team is heading to Newcastle for the first postgraduate fair of the season. If you would like to register to attend please find the link here.

If you would like to know more about our postgraduate fairs, visit the TARGETpostgrad website here to find out which locations our events are taking place and when.

Now, onto career advice and opportunities. 

Want work experience? Check out next week's application closing dates.
Graduate job deadlines for management consulting, finance and more. Check out the opportunities available now.

Internships
Internships are a crucial stepping-stone to graduate schemes. Get application tips, find out about industrial placements and browse opportunities in our most recent article 'Internship with big graduate recruiters'.

Retail
Part-time retail jobs are great work experience for students. Make the most of your breaks at university and apply for some work this Christmas. Have a read of our article 'Ten skills you'll gain from working in a part-time retail job'.

Reinsurance 
Swiss Re is currently receiving applications for graduate positions across the business. There’s a lot you should know about the Switzerland-based reinsurance company before you begin your application. Find that out what here.

Also read up on the qualities Swiss Re looks forin entry-level applicants and how you can demonstrate that you have them throughout the recruitment process.

Investment Banking
Citi recruits graduates and interns across the business on a rolling basis, giving you ample time to perfect your CV. Make sure you spend some of that time working your way through our guidance on what you should include in your Citi CV.

Law
Calling all first years interested in a legal career! It's never too early to start getting some legal work experience under your belt. Gather ideas by reading our guide for first years.  

Updated every Thursday morning, we give you the essential information you need to keep on top of your applications and raise your commercial awareness for interviews or meetings with law recruiters. Find out which law firm you need to apply to now for a vac scheme and look at some of the issues surrounding legal professional privilege, spying on lawyers, McKenzie friends and more. 

IT
How to answer Microsoft's online application question ‘What motivates you about joining Microsoft? What do you specifically hope to contribute to Microsoft in your role as a graduate?’ 

How to answer Microsoft's online application question ‘Describe how you have stretched yourself whilst at university. Are there any achievements you are proud of that set you apart from your peers? 

That's all from me this week!
Enjoy the weekend!

Roxanne