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

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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