Careers Blog

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

Top Tips to Securing a Placement

  The placements team understands that searching for a placement is new to you and you’re not sure where to start but have no fear, we are here… We’re a dedicated placements service for CEM, PABS and SET and offer students advice and guidance from CV writing to helping you prepare for that all important…

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Calling all Law students – the paper has landed…

The very nearly six years (eep) that I’ve been working in careers information has seen a steady drift away from providing resources in hard copy to online dissemination. This is of course A Very Good Thing in these carbon-conscious times, though it’s hard not to miss the pleasure of stumbling across something unexpected when browsing…

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How can I think more creatively?

Creative thinking is a skill which we can all develop (Dyer et al., 2011). Consider it a muscle which we can flex. It is a process fuelled by conscious and unconscious insight: of generating ideas, concepts and associations (Serrat, 2009), and an ability to make connections between seemingly unrelated things – like a subconscious game…

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Aiming for big things beyond graduation? Graduate Schemes start here

  It’s the beginning of term and for some that means new timetables, new housemates and a new city. For finalists it should mean hard work and thinking about the future. One important thing to think about is if you want to apply for a graduate scheme as your first graduate job?? Graduate schemes are…

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Welcome Freshers and Returners!

If you’ve just started at The University of Brighton or are returning after the summer break and you’ve already found this blog, congratulations! Looking for a part time job? More than just extra cash, you can gain excellent transferable skills from pretty much any role. For more information and part-time jobs vacancies including at University of…

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Get a job using social networks

Advice from the NUS and Prospects….Social networks can be a really useful tool when it comes to job seeking but this article gives an insight into how to really take advantage of the technology when looking for new opportunities.. http://www.nus.org.uk/en/advice/careers/how-to-use-social-media-for-job-hunting/?load=6&top=0  

1-to-1 Business Support – We’re Here Over The Summer

You’re off on your holidays, and all of the university staff have gone home too, right? Wrong! You’ll be pleased to know that if you have a business idea, or an enterprise you’re currently running, and you’d like some support, then we’re here to help throughout the summer. Primarily, we’re based at Manor House in…

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I’m a graduate… now what?!

  Congratulations… you’ve hopefully just completed one of the best experiences of your life, learnt lots, made friends and it’s almost time to collect your degree – phew! But what’s next for you? You may have found an internship or graduate role, or even decided on further study. But if it feels like everyone around…

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You’re the dream employee, but what if your CV says not?…

Okay, so you’ve found your ideal job – the next step is getting it. Give yourself the best chance of success by making sure your CV does you justice and really shows employers what you are capable of. We have plenty of CV advice, tips and resources to support you. Careers offers face to face, telephone…

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