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Shi Pin: The Careers and Employability team helped me find a part-time job

eople always say that a good CV is important for future job applications and one of the most important components in a CV is work experience.

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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Fabrica (Brighton) Gallery Volunteer Role – contact the Active Student Volunteering Service to apply

Spring exhibition: A Simple Act of Wonder Artists: Walter & Zionel Sat 18 Apr–Sun 31 May 2020 Front of House Gallery Volunteering role available for students to apply for via the University’s Volunteering Service, Active Student: Tel: 01273 644145 E-mail: volunteering@brighton.ac.uk (students) Website: www.brighton.ac.uk/careers/volunteering Exploring ideas of place and our power to re-imagine the world, acclaimed…

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Polish your CV

  We regularly feature blog posts about CVs – it’s one of the areas we are often asked about. If you are a beginner to the whole area of CV writing then I would advise you firstly go to our university of Brighton Careers Service website for more preliminary help. https://www.brighton.ac.uk/careers/looking-for-a-job/careers-advice/how-to-write-a-cv/index.aspx You can also make…

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Make sure your CV gets through the application hurdles

We are now at the stage where many of you are applying for jobs that ask for a CV. It’s really important to recognise that every role you apply for, even if they have the same job title, will differ. No two jobs are the same. So having a ‘cookie-cutter’ approach to writing your CV…

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Pep up your CV with some amazing arts, heritage or media work experience through local volunteering in Brighton!

Your University of Brighton Active Student Volunteering Service volunteering has hundreds of volunteering opportunities available for application! And did you know, you have a dedicated Volunteering Project Officer for arts, humanities and media volunteering at City Campus, covering Grand Parade, Pavilion Parade and Edward St? Make the opportunity to look into volunteering through the university…

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Why not give some thought to your career plans over the break ?

The end of term has arrived and many of you will have plans over the break and also we appreciate there are deadlines looming over the horizon and possibly exams. However there might be a little time between any social events  and all the work to perhaps focus on your thoughts after graduation and we…

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Get help with psychometric tests with free online testing for all students and with help from the Pi Shop!

With increasing use of psychometric tests within both placements and graduate recruitment, the Careers Service have invested in an online resource to help our students prepare for this part of the recruitment process. Practice, practice, practice is the key. Research shows that this can increase performance by up to 10%. Graduates First gives you access…

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Tailor your CV

The term ‘Curriculum Vitae’ ( CV) literally means ‘story of your life’ and you can have one that does indeed tell that whole story.  Which could go on for at least several pages… So when applying for any job, be it a short term part time opportunity, a speculative application or the graduate job of…

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What should I be doing – a guide for final year students?

Welcome back to everyone but in this particular blog, a huge welcome goes  to our final year students. Well how did this happen, one minute you are a fresher wondering where everything is and then suddenly boom, the final year looms. It can be a shock to suddenly end up in the final year but…

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Enter an alternate Afrofuturist reality: Lighthouse, Brighton-based arts charity, seeking exhibition invigilation volunteers for “Distorted Constellations” during the Brighton Festival in May

We are looking for volunteers to invigilate the work and performances at Lighthouse during Brighton Festival, May 1-19 2019. Lighthouse is seeking people who have a interest in immersive and performative work. This will be a great chance to see behind the scenes and learn what it takes to exhibit an immersive multi-sensory work. Lighthouse…

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