Link for help with online Testing

Thank you to those who just attended my mock assessment.

The following could be of use to all!

Here is a link to the website to get help with online testing:

Use your university email address to register! It is free.

This site is excellent. It gives help on different types of online tests. It also give feedback on how well you have done and how to improve.

I have used it myself for situational judgement tests and improved by about 30% on that type of test.

Hope this helps!


BE THERE TO BE MORE: Tomorrow 26th 7-9pm in Cockcroft Hall


BBS is running its own activities as part of the BE MORE  campaign: TOMORROW 26th 7-9pm in Cockcroft Hall – all Undergraduate and Postgraduate students are invited. PLEASE COME ALONG

Collect 6 stamps on your Be More Challenge Card by completing the activities listed below, whilst eating popcorn and having a glass of wine or soft drink: Then you can to claim your £5 food voucher for Mithras House Canteen. 

Be More Employable:

  • Register for the main 19/20 Be More Challenge to build points for more prizes
  • Sign-up for the careers service blog

Be More Connected:

  • Play a game of ping pong with other students
  • See what the SU has to offer
  • Sign–up for BBS student blog, Instagram and FB

Be More Skilled:

  • Find out all about the mentoring opportunities the Uni has available

Book for a seminar on how to talk about your skills at interview

Dear all,

Katherine Whittaker, an Employment Advisor in the Careers Service, and I are running a seminar on how to talk about your skills. You can use these skills at all stages of the recruitment process.

The workshop is this Thursday (21st) at 11am in Mithras House.

Katherine is a superb speaker and Tutor and I really strongly advise you to attend.

Open to all years, undergraduate and postgraduate.

To book, please email me at

Book for a mock assessment centre!

Dear all,

Enterprise Rent-a-Car is coming to Mithras House to hold a mock assessment centre on Wednesday 27th November, 1 till 3pm.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car was voted Graduate Employer of the Year at the 2016 TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment awards – the largest student-driven graduate recruitment awards in Europe.

This is a great opportunity to learn how to succeed at an assessment centre! Feedback on Enterprise’s previous sessions has been very good. 

If you would like to attend, please send me an email at  

Thank you!


The Language of Skills

Thank you to those who attended my cover letter workshop yesterday.

Amongst other things, we discussed how to talk about your skills in a cover letter.

Here is a document which might give you some further thoughts about the language you use when discussing these:

The Language of Skills

I hope it helps.

If you need further help, please book an appointment with me via JobTeaser.

Thank you


Cover Letter Workshop

Dear all,

Do you need help writing a cover letter?

Get that help by attending my ‘Cover Letter Workshop’.

The seminar will be today (30th October) for an hour at 1pm in room 153.

Book by emailing me at, using the heading ‘Cover Letter Workshop’.

Thank you


Annual Careers Fair

Date: Wednesday 6 November 2019
Location: American Express Community Stadium, Falmer

Staged in collaboration with the University of Sussex, the fair attracts thousands of students and graduates keen to meet the employers who may hold the key to their future.

Whatever your year of study or degree subject, the fair will give you opportunities to network with key people, learn about careers in your field and even apply for jobs on the spot.

You can find a list of those companies attending here:

You can find advice as to how to make the most of careers fairs here:

You can download apps for the event here:

Finding Placements on JobTeaser

Can I just help you search for suitable placement roles on JobTeaser? Some of this is not intuitive!


Here is my guide:

  • Click ‘Jobs’ on the top toolbar
  • On the toolbar below, click ‘contracts’ and ‘Internship’ not ‘Work Placement or Sandwich Placement’
  • Choose what type of role that you want under ‘job Category’ on the same toolbar
  • Below left, have the button ‘Exclusive to our students and Alumni’ set on the right hand side

You should then find lots of opportunities.

Hope this helps!

Book for our CV Workshop Event!

If you need help with your CV, why not book onto our first Event of the year? Come to this short hour long CV Workshop in Room 153 on Wednesday 16th October at 13.00.

We will discuss what makes a good CV and how to improve your own.

Please book via email to, using the heading ‘Book CV Workshop’.

You will also find details of this event on JobTeaser.

If you are not attending, you can find lots of CV help under the ‘Resources’ tab on the top toolbar of your homepage on JobTeaser.

Or take a look at this video from Aimee Bateman at Careercake:

You can gain free access to this by registering using your Student Central details.

I cannot recommend this video too much!

Hopefully, see you on Wednesday!


Welcome to the second year!

Hi all,

Welcome to my first blog posting of this year!

This year, we have some tremendous new initiatives to help you get that placement role. I will be sharing these on this blog as they approach.

But, first things first….

Please register on our placements job system here:

On the site, you can:

  • book an appointment with us in the Placements Office
  • search for placement opportunities
  • load up your CV and create a profile
  • find lots of helpful hints to gain a placement (via ‘Resources’ on the top tool bar)
  • find information about our large number of events

Get booking those appointments for us to see your CVs!