Careers Blog

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

What does Drum & Bass have to do with graduate employability? Josie Cadwallader-Thornewill would like to clue you in.

You know how we’re always telling you that ’employability’ and ‘transferable skills’ are the things to give you the edge in a competitive job market/get you the job you really want yadayadablahblah? Well here’s a recent Brighton graduate who discovered that for herself (and more besides). Sitting comfortably? We’ll begin… Photography by Stephanie Macuik  Josie…

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It’s Christmas! What better time to think about summer placements??…erm…

…No, we haven’t lost the plot (no more so than usual). You may be busy scheduling more parties, turkey dinners and hideous jumper outings than you can handle but many employers already have an eye on June-July-August, and who’s going to fill their choice summer workexperienceplacementinternship* opportunities. We thought we’d give you a heads up,…

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Gaps on your CV: Advice for Sight-Impaired Students

 Guest blogger Jessica Luke from Blind in Business shares 10 tops on boosting your CV … It can be tricky to find accessible work experience or internship opportunities when you can’t see well. I work for the charity Blind in Business, which helps visually impaired graduates to get into work. We support talented sight impaired students, with strong academic records, but…

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For how long will you be able to access the university’s careers service?

  The careers service is available for life to all students from the day we enrol at the university. It’s reassuring to know that their support is available even after we leave university and venture out into the labour market. The university has a careers office at each of our 5 campuses, where we can…

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Landing your first job as a qualified teacher

Guest blogger Mark Attwell from Future Education shares advice to get you ahead when applying for your first teaching post…   Whether you’re in the final year of your BA, or you’ve just started the PGCE, the daunting task of finding your first job, will come around very quickly. This blog contains useful information which will help you…

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Want to know what it’s like working for *enter company name*? Ask a graduate!

We all know what corporate recruitment literature looks like – a bunch of suits hold iPads and smile into the middle distance, spot the not-at-all-token minority group representative etc etc…There is an antidote to all this nonsense, and it’s such a blindingly good idea even the big firms are on board – talk to the…

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Feeling puzzled about your future career? You don’t have to…

 Our Digital Career Connector launched TODAY to help you fill in the gaps! It’s our new online tool to help connect you to sources of information and advice that help you prepare for your future. It’s never been more important for you to stand out in the job market, and we are here to help you identify your…

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What do accountancy employers look for in a graduate CV?

In the first of an ongoing series of Guest Blogger posts, The Accountancy Partnership share some industry insights on what you as an applicant need to get a recruiter’s attention… The top three things accountancy employers look for in a graduate CV No matter what industry or sector you are hoping to build your career…

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How long do recruiters look at your CV?

Some of our colleagues knew Recruiting Managers don’t read their CVs for long periods of time, however they didn’t expected it to be so brief. Check out their views and reaction in this slightly extended version of the Facebook promotional video. Nadia Marie – Falmer; Karen Bowles – Moulsecoomb; George Thomas – Grand Parade; James East…

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Why your *amazing* CV could still end up in the recycling…and how to avoid it

Picture the scene – you’re helping an employer clear up at the end of a Careers Fair and there’s two piles of CVs on the table, one noticeably larger than the other. You offer to bag up the larger pile of CVs only to be told ‘that’s okay, they’re for the recycling’… Now I’m not…

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