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National Careers Week: A look at help getting through psychometric tests?

We have partnered with online platform Graduates First to give our students and graduates free access to their wide range of online tests. This includes tests such as verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, personality tests and situational judgement tests. These are all created to be as close as possible to the real thing, so you know what to expect.

National Careers Week: A look at where to look for graduate schemes

A huge bonus of being a graduate is that you can apply for a graduate scheme!

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National Careers Week: A look at digital upskilling – what is it and why you should be doing it

Are you a Creative and competent user of digital technologies? (one of our University of Brighton Graduate Attributes)

We hope so, because digital skills are becoming a key part of everyone’s employability.

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National Careers Week: A look at the University of Brighton Graduate Attributes

To make a successful application for a job opportunity or postgraduate study course you will need to be able to reflect on what you can bring to an employer or the university you are applying to.

To help you do this we have developed a set of University of Brighton Graduate Attributes which are skills and qualities that you will develop whilst you’re at university (both on your course and in other parts of your university life) that reflect what employers are looking for in graduates.

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Finding part-time work

We have opportunities right here on campus in our hospitality outlets, libraries, sports centres or by being a student ambassador. You can also find more specialist paid opportunities such as being an Inclusive Practice Partner, a Wellbeing Champion, a Careers and Employability Ambassador or a Student Residential Adviser.

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Careers support for our 2022 graduates

If you are graduating in 2022 there are some things that you can be sure of, like the continued support of your Careers and Employability team.

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Get careers advice and plan for your future

It is never too early to start planning for your future career and we want to ensure that you make the most of the opportunities available to you at university.

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Graduating in 2021? 28 June – 2 July is Graduate Futures Week

Join us for a week-long event starting on 28 June packed with webinars, key resources and one-to-one support from our Careers Development Advisers.

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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Advice from Coca-Cola European Partners on job searching during COVID-19

The University of the West of England’s GradLink organisation held an interview with the Bulgarian Talent Acquisition team from Coca-Cola European Partners plc to discuss graduate job recruitment in the ongoing pandemic. They covered a range of areas giving advice to students on how to become the ideal candidate. Networking It isn’t about how many…

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Sound Time Management

Manage your time to get things done – and make yourself more employable Time management is one of the top employability skills much valued by employers. Even though you might not be able to work or volunteer right now, you can still develop your time management skills: 1. Break your overall goals for this period into…

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We’ve got all the up to date kit to help if the Spring term means assessment centres, psychometric tests, or video interviews to you

If you’ve been busy last term applying for graduate jobs or placements you are hopefully going to be focusing on the next stage of your application this term. This might include assessment centres, psychometric tests, or video interviews to name but a few of the ways employers now use to choose future graduate employees. Part…

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