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

How to Impress in an Accounting Interview

Job interviews are daunting no matter which sector you are in. As a growing accountancy firm, we’ve interviewed our fair share of nervous candidates. Here’s a few words of advice from the people on the other side of the table, to help you become a job interview aficionado. We’ve been interviewed for accounting jobs, too!…

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Competency Questions Advice

Competency-based questions are a really popular type of question used by employers during both applications and interviews. These are questions which ask candidates to describe when and how they have demonstrated a particular skill or attribute. You might be in a position where you’re reading the person specification for a vacancy you’re interested in applying…

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Fancy A Non-Medical Career in NHS?

Considering a career in logistics, HR, finance, training, strategy or information? Introducing the NHS… Did you know that the UK NHS, after the US Department of Defence, the People’s Liberation Army China, Walmart and McDonald’s, is the 5th largest workforce in the worldwith 1,7 million people? The NHS has over 350 different job roles and is…

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Applying for placements or graduate schemes? Increase your psychometric test skills

  Online tests can be a daunting process but evidence shows that practice can increase your success rate by 10%. With this in mind, the university has established a partnership with Graduates First who specialise in practice online tests. https://www.graduatesfirst.com/university-career-services/brighton/   This gives you free access to premium psychometric tests and job preparation tools, including: 7 verbal…

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Job Searching and Applications: Are you Ready?

We hoped you enjoyed Brighton Works Week.  A week full of events, webinars and Q&As with our specialist careers staff and employers. All sharing advice and ideas of how to be more employable, make great applications and enter the world of work. With my colleague Liz Vassilakes, our events officer we ran a session: Job Searching…

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How to differentiate between different types of graduate jobs

There is lots of terminology for graduate jobs. How do you work out what is the right path for you? Firstly, it is good to understand the recruitment cycle. This article covers the basics: https://www.graduate-jobs.com/gco/Booklet/graduate-recruitment-calendar.jsp Although most big players in an industry have deadlines for graduate scheme applications closing by Christmas, there will still be grad schemes…

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Storytelling Techniques Can Improve Your Applications

“Once upon a time there was a dear little girl…” Do you remember the story of Little Red Riding Hood, even though it might be a very long time you have last heard it? This is because the story creates images in your head which stay with you and is structured in a way that…

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How to approach job hunting – Find the right job for you

When it comes to looking for a job it can quickly become overwhelming or disheartening. Often people start by googling. People end up on Indeed or LinkedIn. This can work for some people but having a logical and specialised approach to job hunting will generally be the most effective way to do things. Get organised…

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Get Yourself a Careers Buddy!

Try something new today: Get yourself a careers buddy! We all know that thinking through options, skills and opportunities can easily feel like a just going round in circles – a lot of thinking but perhaps not much forward movement. That’s why we would like to suggest you reach out to your peers during lockdown…

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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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