Careers Blog

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

Words Count In Your CV

We generally advise that CVs are no longer than 2 pages, it is important to make every word count. What you say and how you say it is very important. Here are some tips to help: Think about WHO you are approaching with the CV and what is is for? A job, internship, placement, or speculative…

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Careers and Higher Education Podcasts As Lockdown Eases

In a world where we have spent months unable to connect with people face to face, I have become increasingly interested in connecting to the world via podcasts. I would normally listen to movie podcasts whilst making dinner, but I saw that Labour Market Information (LMI) god Charlie Ball was speaking on a podcast I…

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Free 1hr Webinars From Google to Make You More Employable

To help jump-start your career or develop new skills, Google Digital Garage is launching a series of live webinars here. The free 60 minute webinars will run everyday, Monday-Friday covering a selection of courses aimed at helping individuals and small businesses. The current course list on offer is below and more courses will be available…

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Planning Your Future career During Covid-19

How you can still plan for your future career in the Covid-19 crisis “How did you make use of your time during the Corona virus lockdown?”  “What did you learn about yourself from the Corona virus lockdown period?”  If you were told to work from home for a month, how would you approach it?“  “Tell us…

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Creative Access Wednesday Workshops

Creative Access are a social enterprise, unrivalled in diverse recruitment and inclusion. They work with all under-represented candidates and organisations across the whole creative industry from Theatre and TV to Publishing. Creative Access is largely funded by their employer partners who are committed to improving diversity and inclusion within their organisations, wholeheartedly. All profits go…

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Would you like work experience from home? Remote volunteering is an option

‘Remote volunteering’ AKA ‘volunteering from home’ essentially means physically working away from the community organisation who you are volunteering for. It is not uncommon, however during the Covid-19 it is more important than ever. It helps support the community the voluntary sector maintain service delivery and in particular perhaps, organisations who work with vulnerable clients…

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Volunteering for Positive Health and Wellbeing

One thing I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people – Dick Gregory Research* has indicated that volunteering helps increase physical activity and reduce stress. Even just having a reason to leave the house gets you up and out for a walk, after Covid-19 lockdown of course! Volunteering…

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Career Planning in the Time of Covid-19

Normally spring is full steam ahead for the final year students. As a Careers Service we would be seeing students and posting blogs about applying for jobs, putting the finishing touches to CVs and preparing for interviews. But these current times as we know aren’t ‘normal’. However, there is still a lot you can do in…

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Good News From Gradcracker!

Gradcracker promote opportunties for STEM ( Science Technology Engineering and Maths) students and graduates and have sent good news around recruitment for 2020. As of yesterday they had 248 employers offering 2,237 graduate opportunities and 962 placements and internships. They have also reported back on particular companies – see the details below. For students who…

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Apply for arts/heritage/media volunteering to get your skills up before term ends!

Volunteering is one of the key ways students can get degree-related work experience before they graduate. The University of Brighton’s Volunteering Service, Active Student, has a fantastic, free service available to University of Brighton students, to access rewarding, safe and supported volunteering opportunities. Did you know? You have a dedicated Volunteering Project Officer at City…

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