Friday, January 9, 2015

TARGETjobs Weekly Round-up

Hello everyone, welcome to the first blog post of 2015!! 
We hope you all had a great festive break! 

Today I want to share with you all the latest articles our sector experts have been working on. First of all let me start off with this week's upcoming graduate job and internship deadlines.

Do you want to land a job this 2015? Find out what opportunities are available in next week's graduate job deadlines.

If you're looking more into how to build your CV with work experience here are the latest internship opportunities with big graduate recruiters.

We have stacks of job opportunities where the application deadlines are closing soon. Find out more here on our graduate schemes page. 

New article on TARGETjobs that is on my list of 'recommended reads'. Take some time out to look at 'National Grid reaches out to job hunters with learning difficulties' it's from the view point of  Emma FitzGerald, the director of Gas distribution a National Grid.

Now, onto the latest sector careers advice,
Finance companies including Mercer, Aspen Insurance and ICAP are currently receiving applications for graduate schemes. CVs are usually required as part of the initial application. Make sure yours cuts the mustard by reviewing it alongside our crucial CV tips

You may have an assessment day at your chosen employer coming up, which will be packed with more tests and interviews, as well as a group task and presentation. Prepare for the day with our comprehensive overview of graduate assessment centres at investment banks

Are you management material? Could you be the top manager of the future? Well, you have the chance to become the TARGETjobs Management Undergraduate of the Year and win a placement with Enterprise-Rent-A-Car. To give you a head start, we’ve compiled some must-read advice on how to answer the application questions and show off your potential. 

The most popular law article currently on offers advice on writing covering letters for vacationscheme applications this January. See what all the fuss is about. 

Updated every Thursday, we bring you all the deadline and competition news you need to know if you’re considering a career in law. Find out who is still recruiting for vac schemes and pupillages this month, and don’t miss out on that all-important 12 January BPTC deadline if you’re heading to the Bar. As if that wasn’t enough, we put together a roundup of stories from the last week which you can use as a conversation starter with law recruiters or to boost your commercial awareness. This week it’s all about where we’d be without the Freedom of Information Act, the hidden workings of the Court of Protection and the law firm that is standing by Oldham Athletic’s decision on Ched Evans.

TARGETjobs Law spoke to Stephanie Hall, a junior barrister at Francis Taylor Building, to find out what the set looks for in a potential pupil. Stephanie told us what sort of experience stands out on the pupillage application form and why it’s important to have a demonstrable interest in the set you’re applying to, but also to make sure that you say something interesting about yourself. Check out our exclusive interview with Stephanie to find out more about the public and environmental areas of practice and how to answer the burning question ‘Why do you want to work in law?’.

That's all from me this week!
Good luck with your job searches!


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