Friday, November 7, 2014
TARGETjobs Career Weekly Roundup Post
It's that time of the week again! The weekly round-up blog post is here. I have a few great things to share with you today, opportunities not to be missed and of course careers advice.
Let me start with this week's internship and graduate job opportunities:
Now, onto our most recent careers advice
If you’re in your first year of university and have toyed with the idea of an investment banking career when you graduate, it’s essential that you act now. Read our article 'Why freshers should start preparing NOW for their investment banking career' to find out what opportunities are available to you and why you should make the most of them.
Financial services and insurance
By maximising opportunities during and after university, theology student Toby Wemyss climbed the corporate ladder at insurance broker Willis International to become CEO – and it didn’t take him too long! Read his story 'How I went from theology student to CEO at Willis International'
and find out what tips he offers young people who want to enter the profession.
Marketing, Advertising & PR
If you’re considering a career in marketing advertising and PR, then you’re going to need to get creative with your applications. Are infographic CVs the way to go or is that just a gimmick? How do you write the perfect opening line for a marketing covering letter? And should you really go all out and advertise yourself on a public billboard? Get the answers to all of these questions as well as comprehensive tips to improve your CVs and covering letters with our guides. 'Writing a covering letter for graduate marketing, advertising and PR jobs'.
In November, the latest batch of law firms throw open their big shiny glass doors to applications for spring and summer vac schemes. Competition is always tough, and the application questions get harder and harder every year. Thankfully, no matter how hard the questions, or how big the layer of ice on the pavement, TARGETjobs Law will always be there to help. Check out our latest targeted advice on tackling the vac scheme applications for major City firms Hogan Lovells and Clyde and Co.
Budding baby barristers can now start practising and registering for the Bar course aptitude test (also known as the BCAT). We’ve put together a complete run down of the latest vac scheme deadlines, information on the legal profession’s pro bono week and a couple of commercial awareness titbits including prosecutors from the Oscar Pistorius trial and the British law graduate arrested in Iran. Check out our law news update below for more information.
29 Oct - 5 Nov: Shearman & Sterling, Hogan Lovells vac schemes, BCAT opening, protesting prosecutors and pro bono publicity.
Scholarships and bursaries reduce the cost of postgraduate study and the burden of debt because they don't have to be repaid. So it's worth spending some time making sure you understand the different types of funding and the wide range of bodies that offer financial help. Have a read of our article 'Scholarships and bursaries explained'.
I recently wrote a new article for you all, it's called 'Eight essential items to take with you to your new job' check it out and let me know your thoughts.
That's all from me this week!
Enjoy your weekend!