Nobel Guardian Monster – this year’s Pacific Rim? Not exactly…

Congratulations, you just got clickbaited! *heh* Presenting jobsearch tips and career planning advice from the Nobel Academy, The Guardian and Monster. A round up of wise words from the inbox… Tweet your way to a new career is a typical clickbait headline (this time from the Guardian) hiding some useful tips on using social media…

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Unpacking skills

    One of our well worn mantras at the Careers Service is ‘When applying for a job it is really important to be aware of all your skills and demonstrate these well with clear evidence’. Once identified, these skills can be used on a CV, in an application form, at an interview or assessment centre or…

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More opportunities for STEM students on Gradcracker

  Gradcracker have notified us of  3 new/returning employers. Bombardier is the world’s leading manufacturer of both planes and trains. They are recruiting students from a range of STEM disciplines for their Graduate Opportunities. Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day….

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1 February 2017 – Get your first job in TV

  If you are interested in a career in TV as an Engineer, Designer, Producer, Director or Programmer amongst many other opportunities make sure you get the date and details of this upcoming careers fair in your diary; When and Where? Wednesday 1 February 2017 10:00 – 19:00 Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London,…

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Deadlines approaching …

  If you are a STEM student interested in getting a job in Science, Engineering or Technology please be aware that some deadlines are coming up this month. Some are as early as tomorrow, Friday the 6th January so it is time to get cracking. Gradcracker has details of lots of opportunities in STEM. http://www.gradcracker.com/ There…

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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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Gain valuable employability skills with Code Club – chat with them on Monday 21st November

  Coding genius or a beginner coder? Code Club are on campus to talk to you about volunteering with them! Code Club is looking for volunteers to spend at least 1 school term (12 weeks) delivering the Code Club curriculum at local schools, libraries and community centres. Hourly sessions happen once a week during term time. Clubs…

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Did you graduate this summer?

If so, we will be contacting you soon for the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey!  Every year the university surveys its recent graduates to find out what they have done approximately six months after leaving, as part of a national survey called Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE). The survey is conducted at…

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Looking for part time work around town? We found some and can help you apply over the summer.

Are you looking for part time work around town over the summer holidays? Local businesses often place adverts in their windows. Don’t just hand over your CV and leave, be prepared to talk to them about their business. Show that you know what they do and are interested. Pick a time when they are not…

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Specialist jobsites, assessment centres, EU mobility, jobseekers with disabilities – new links on the Careers website

Mid-July on campus – the crickets chirp, the tumbleweed blows through and we snooze in our rockers on the verandah, yes? Chance’d be a fine thing. The ‘busy’ never stops here – speaking of which, here’s a round-up of roughly 10 months’ weblink finds uploaded to the Careers site. You’re welcome… Advertising Campaign Jobs: Marketing,…

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‘Transform Your Life’ – a two-day course to help YOU get a job

Are you a University of Brighton graduate or postgraduate student in need of a little help with your job hunt? Do you need to sharpen your interview skills, boost your confidence or present yourself as a professional? Then the ‘Transform Your Life’ course is for you! For the fifth year running, a team from Student…

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Get outdoors over the summer

The sun is shining so it’s time for a round-up of some volunteering you can do in the great outdoors. Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project are a fab community project just by Moulsecoomb train station. They’re open every Tuesday and Friday all year round and are always looking for committed volunteers who want to…

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How to get into the SEO & Digital Marketing industry after graduation

Everyone knows about Brighton as thriving-South-Coast-digital-hub. Question is, when everyone and their pet goldfish has a web presence how do you ensure you stand out? You enlist an SEO professional, of course – which is where someone like Tom Clark, director of Convert Digital, an SEO business based in Brighton, comes in. Tom’s taken time…

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On Line events for those interested in teacher training programmes in STEM subjects

There are still vacancies for teacher training programmes in STEM subjects to start this September.  There are 2  NCTL online events for final year STEM undergraduates:   Wednesday 15 June, 6.30-7.30pm – An introduction to teacher training for STEM undergraduates Monday 20 June, 6.30-7.30pm – Train to Teach Maths or Physics. Further similar events will take…

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All change for volunteering on the Vacancy and Events Service

The Vacancy and Events Service is all new and improved so we’re hoping that it’s a lot easier to use for finding volunteering roles that you really want to do! Finding voluntary vacancies Here’s the new Search tool, isn’t it pretty 🙂   To look at just local volunteering roles, tick Type of Work as…

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Student Employee of the Year 2016

This year’s Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) awards were held on Tuesday 24 May. It was a fantastic occasion, with more than 60 people in attendance to honour the nominees and winners from across the University. (L-R) Mirco Cordiero – Student Services, Hattie Clarke – Students Union, Steven Salama – RDF Group Event organiser…

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Business Startup Summer Course

This summer, the beepurple team is hosting TWO courses. One, called UltraViolet, is aimed at students and graduates who would like to set up their own business or community project, and the other, called The Big 6, is aimed at students and graduates who would like to boost their employability, and develop six ESSENTIAL skills…

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More pre-reg pharmacy opportunities coming your way

Here is our most recent opportunity but keep an eye out as there are more to come. Upper Beeding pharmacy are looking for a graduate pre-reg for August 2016 start. They have a great relationship with our university having had our alumni work successfully there over the last few years. They currently dispense approx. 3750…

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Samaritans Info Stand & Active Student Drop-In @ Falmer Campus

Are you interested in developing your understanding of mental health? Are you interested in volunteering? Come along to chat to volunteers from the Samaritans  , a charity that works to support people who are struggling to cope and need a safe and confidential space to talk; find out about their volunteering opportunities and how you…

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Using the STAR method on a job application form

Sometimes it can feel like you need to be an ‘all singing, all dancing superhero’ to get through the application process for a job. However mere mortals do succeed and here are some tips and hints to assist. This blog post will focus mainly on the more detailed questions on application forms and how to complete them. We will look…

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