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Be More Skilled Week – Digital Skills

What do we mean when we say digital skills?

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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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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Free psychometric tests online for UoB students

Final year and placements application prep with Graduates First     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…

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Brighton Dome’s Historical Research Volunteer role – applications open again!

Historical Research Volunteer – Brighton Dome and Festival Role details The Grade I listed Brighton Dome has a rich 200-year history. Built by Prince Regent as a stable block, our venue has transformed from a Victorian skating rink, to a WW1 military hospital, and is now a leading performing arts venue. We are looking for…

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Thank you to all our volunteers!

A massive thank you to all our student volunteers! This week is National Volunteers’ Week, a chance for all the local organisations we work with and for us to say a mahoosive THANK YOU to all our students who volunteer in the local community! Active Student Volunteering Service works with students who want to volunteer…

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More tips from Vasilis on how to make the most of an internship ( part 3 )

MSc Business Management graduate Vasilis Gkogkidis did an internship with Gamification+, which lead to full time graduate employment. Here he is sharing his experience of how to make the most of an internship.   Learn as much as possible You may decide to do an internship related to your field of studies or take a…

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What Vasilis learnt from his internship ( part 2 ) ….

MSc Business Management graduate Vasilis Gkogkidis did an internship with Gamification+, which lead to full time graduate employment. Here he is sharing his experience of how to make the most of an internship.   Find something that you are interested in! I think that most people know what they want to do more or less….

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Why an internship is a good idea and other advice (part 1)

Find out how MSc Business management graduate Vasilis Gkogkidis gained invaluable experience through an internship with Gamification+. Purpose of this article My name is Vasilis Gkogkidis (good luck pronouncing that) and I am a gamification designer, speaker and trainer. I graduated from the University of Brighton on February 9 and since June 2016 I have been…

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Passion! Positivity! Excel(?!) – it’s what employers (THEY) want from graduates (YOU)…

It seems every time I blink another skills survey lands with a dull thud in my inbox. And here come two in a row! Perhaps I need to update my spam preferences? However, with a little imaginative comparing and contrasting, things get pretty interesting (no, really). Let’s take a look at what employers say they…

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