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Friday, May 30, 2014

TARGETjobs career advice weekly roundup



Hello and welcome to this week’s graduate recruitment news roundup. Here we summarise what we have been covering on our site this week.  








As always I will start with next week's internship and graduate job deadlines:

Summer and graduate internships and placements to apply for now, with application deadlines coming up next week - apply here.

There are graduate job deadlines coming up fast in a range of career areas here on targetjobs.co.uk, from financial services and insurance to engineering, IT and sales. Click here to apply now!

As I mentioned last week we have a job opportunity available here at TARGETjobs, the deadline is on the 27 June 2014. 

Here is a reminder of the role in question

Job opportunity

Now, do you like what we do? Do you also have a passion for events? Then apply to be an Event Promotions Executive and join our team here at TARGETjobs!

As an Event Promotions Executive, you will
  • Develop your communication skills
  • Gain hiring and management experience
  • Be responsible for planning and executing your own event attendance
  • Demonstrate you can exceed targets
  • Learn from a hands-on marketing team
  • Get you own company car!
If this sounds interesting to you then why not apply now! We currently have four opportunities available so don't miss out on working for a fun, inspiring and prestigious company.

On to our latest career advice articles..

With so many graduates now on the market, employers will look for evidence of skills and work experience which will make you stand out from the crowd. Have a read of our article 'Top 10 skills that'll get you a job when you graduate'  we have also created a video which you may be interested in watching, the video highlights the skills you need and how to showcase those skills.


Internships are a crucial stepping-stone to graduate schemes. Have a read of our article to get application tips, find out about industrial placements and browse through the opportunities we have a available.

Whether you fancy yourself the next Robert Fisk reporting on world - changing issues or you're more of a Tyler Shields poised to photograph the stars, everyone has to start somewhere. It's best to be thinking about it while you're at university, so kick-start your fledgling media career by taking a peek at some of TARGETjobs media, journalism and publishing guides to getting a foot in the door. Have a read of our articles on this topic below: 


Clifford Chance won the 2014 Graduate Employer of the Year Award at the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment awards in April. In our article 'Four tips for getting a training contract of vac scheme with Clifford Chance' we explain why the firm were recognised at the Awards and how keeping this information in mind can help you get a training contract with this global giant of a law firm.

Did you know that there are only three ways to get a placement or work experience with Laing O’Rourke? Get sponsored through university by the company, apply to the Institution of Civil Engineers’ QUEST scheme – or win the TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year competition. If you're interested in hearing more why not read our article 'How to WIN a summer placement with Laing O'Rourke'.

Are you interested in a career in forensic accounting? Well I have some great news for you, 20 new graduate positions will be available in September 2014 on EY’s new specialised trainee scheme – fraud investigations and disputes. It’s exciting news for those with an interest in forensic accounting. Read more on the topic here and find out how to apply.

That's all from me this week! 
Best of luck with any applications that you make this week.

Have a great weekend.
Roxanne