Careers Blog

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

The Art of CV writing

  At the Careers Service we often speak to students who are apologetic about not yet having created a ‘finished’ CV. It depends what stage you are at in the application process but having an absolute finished article shouldn’t really bother anyone too much until they have an actual job to apply for in front of them. Having said…

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Holding more than one job offer?

  At the Careers Service we know getting a job can prove tough and we offer help in all kinds of ways. We would always encourage applying  for more than one job at a time, to increase your chances , but at the same time to also keep it to a manageable number.  Some students though can be in the fortunate position of being offered…

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How can volunteering boost your CV?

  Volunteers’ contribution to society is undeniable but do you know how volunteering can also boost your CV and help your future career? To celebrate University of Brighton’s 2016 Student Volunteer Week, I went to all our 5 campuses – Falmer, Moulsecoomb, Grand Parade, Eastbourne and Hastings – to find out what our fellow students…

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Inspired by your favourite teacher? Want to stay in Brighton after your degree?

Vicki May from our School of Education guest blogs today, giving us some useful info about teacher training, bursaries and employability with the University. Vicki’s advice will help you on your way to do something exciting straight after graduation and hang on in lovely Brighton a bit longer. After all, it’s the best place to be, isn’t it? You’re…

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Writing Personal Statements – a brief guide

  Whether you are applying for any opportunity be it a course, a job or a place on a graduate scheme sooner or later you will come across the blank white space where it says ‘tell us why you want this opportunity’. Some employers and education providers may break this down into smaller sections which…

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Five tips for acing your video interview

As a UoB graduate, I know we’re an outgoing bunch and quite at home in front of the camera. How comfortable do you reckon you’d be taking a video interview? It definitely doesn’t feel as natural as being papped dancing in the Haunt, so here are our 5 top tips for acing your virtual meeting….

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Calling Mithras House – a mini news round up for the good folks in the Business School…

Just a sample of stories, tips and opportunities from our inbox with a Legal/Financial flavour. Fig. 1 – What the WordPress image library gave me when I searched ‘legal careers’. Nope, I have no idea either… Law Degree Life Hacks gives tips about saving money on books, saving your sanity from revision stress and more…

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Turning a dream job into reality

Many people talk about their ‘dream’ job and how they would love to do this. All of us have different hopes and aspirations and there may different routes into your chosen area. This blog will help you to identify what your dream job is and what steps can you take to make it happen. Or…

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Critique your own CV

Students and graduates from the university of Brighton, you are always welcome to contact the Careers Service for a review of your CV. However there is a lot you can do yourself to judge if it will meet the standard required and to avoid getting filed into the round filing cabinet also known as ‘The…

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Testing times – how to approach psychometric tests

At the Careers Service we see many students who are asked to do psychometric tests as part of the recruitment process for placements and graduate roles. These can be Numerical, Verbal and Logical Reasoning tests. Some employers may also ask your to give your opinion on a case study or to say how you might…

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