Careers Blog

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

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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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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Developing resilience and how it can lead to success

As part of our blog series Brighton Resilience, law alumna Zoe Bowler – trainee at top law firm Charles Russell Speechlys – tells us how she has built resilience and gives her take on what can help us through the current challenges I received poor A-level grades which I was very disappointed with, especially because at…

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Work from home – Songs that MAXIMISE your productivity

With so many of us currently working from home, employees will likely plug themselves into Spotify playlists to help them get through the working day. But are your current playlists properly helping you work most productively? To find out, the loan firm Transmit Startups recently investigated the power of music and revealed the must-have tunes…

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Focusing on resilience and how it can help you adapt

As part of our Brighton Resilience blog series, alumna and Brand Identity Manager for BT’s Enterprise Division Tia Schwarz tells us how she is stepping up to home working and thriving in a challenging new environment: Adjusting to working in a way that we’re not used to can be tricky. For me? I’m fortunate enough…

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Being resilient and how it can help you develop

We’re featuring insightful and informative stories from our alumni about building resilience and finding work in difficult times, and building a career in an area different from your degree. This is from a member of our alumni Gregory Bortkiewicz: I studied Geography and graduated in 2008, then spent a year applying unsuccessfully for jobs in…

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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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Virtual Mentoring – Engage With a Professional

  We have mentors that are ready to Skype, Facetime, Whatsapp or text with you. If you think you can benefit from working with a professional on: confidence, organising and planning online studies, balancing university work, and self care; or you want to develop a new network, we can help. It’s a great chance to…

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LinkedIn – Stand Out In 5 Easy Ways

Now that the world has gone online, this is the perfect time to make the most of your LinkedIn profile both for job search and networking purposes: 1. Add a photo. Sounds simple but not having a photo is detrimental for your profile, so get someone to take a nice head and shoulders photo of…

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Building resilience and how it can help you thrive

As part of our blog series Brighton Resilience, alumna Tejal Mistry – HOST Finance Lead, Global Finance Business Partner at HSBC – tells us how she has built resilience and gives her take on what can help us through the current challenges On reflection over the last few weeks, I look back at my past…

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