Careers Blog

The latest events, opportunities and news from the Careers team at the University of Brighton

Ever Considered a Postgraduate Conversion Course?

Students often think about  popular career areas offering good opportunities and wonder how can they break into them when they don’t have a relevant degree.  One way of doing this is a via a postgraduate conversion course and Prospects has an excellent section on these on their website. https://www.prospects.ac.uk/postgraduate-study/conversion-courses These courses are designed specifically for entry into…

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Siemens Kick Off Gradcracker Webinars for 2021

Gradcracker is an essential source of vacancies for ALL STEM disciplines and every Thursday they host a live webinar with a STEM employer. The employers talk about their company, what they do, and what opportunities they have for both placements and graduate jobs. Employers have mentioned that if you watch the Gradcracker webinar they it…

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Preparing for the Virtual Careers Fair

Our Virtual Careers Fair is fast approaching! We hope you have all downloaded the Careers Fair Plus App as you need it to take part. The app lets you browse employers, go to their drop-ins, watch webinars and book one to ones.  Hopefully you are already signing up for the one to one sessions with employers…

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Words Count In Your CV

We generally advise that CVs are no longer than 2 pages, it is important to make every word count. What you say and how you say it is very important. Here are some tips to help: Think about WHO you are approaching with the CV and what is is for? A job, internship, placement, or speculative…

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STEM Students and Grads. Don’t Miss Gradcracker Webinars

  Gradcracker is hosting a series of webinars with guest speakers from a wide range of employers. In each webinar, you’ll get to meet one of the companies as they tell you all about their organisation, opportunities, their application process, and more. It is a perfect opportunity for you to discover more about an employer…

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How To Prepare For Virtual Assessment Centres

Even before Covid 19 many companies had started to move their assessment centres (ACs) online.  Due to the current pandemic this trend has accelerated in the past few weeks and may continue for the foreseeable future. Cardiff Metropolitan University Careers Service sent us these great tips on preparing for VACs from EY and a recruitment…

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Creative Access Wednesday Workshops

Creative Access are a social enterprise, unrivalled in diverse recruitment and inclusion. They work with all under-represented candidates and organisations across the whole creative industry from Theatre and TV to Publishing. Creative Access is largely funded by their employer partners who are committed to improving diversity and inclusion within their organisations, wholeheartedly. All profits go…

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Adapting Your Career Plans During COVID-19

Staying positive at present can be a challenge, however as we have said in previous blog posts there are jobs still being advertised so worth exploring these. Think about diversifying into a different career area, at least for a short while. It may not be your ‘ideal dream job’ but any experience will help you…

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Career Development Tips During Lockdown

No one knows exactly what will happen to the labour market following the pandemic including governments and public bodies. The media is reporting lots of negative news, many employees are being furloughed and some businesses will probably close. A recently published report from the Office for Budget Responsibility is predicting gloomy news initally but also…

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Wired Sussex Virtual Jobs Fair

Based in Brighton, Wired Sussex support the digital, media and technology sector across Sussex. Thousands of companies and freelancers come together to make up their regional network. A few months ago we posted a blog about the exciting Wired Sussex recruitment events that were coming up in late April. Wired Sussex has moved these events online…

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