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Live Webinar! Get into the Public Sector

Have you thought about a career in the Public Sector? Get started in a new career by joining our free webinar.

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Careers Support For Students and Graduates With Long-Covid

Long Covid is mainly affecting people of working age, in different ways and for different lengths of time. It has become apparent that a significant minority of those who contracted COVID-19, even with initially mild symptoms, do not quickly return to full health and have found themselves living for months with a range of debilitating…

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Be More Skilled Week – Digital Skills

What do we mean when we say digital skills?

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Be More Skilled Week – Volunteering

Volunteering can be a fantastic way to develop existing skills or learn new ones.

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Be More Skilled Week – Mentoring

Are you just starting out and want to build new skills now? 

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Be More Skilled Week – Creative Problem Solving

Creative thinking and problem solving are essential skills for the workplace.

How to Impress in an Accounting Interview

Job interviews are daunting no matter which sector you are in. As a growing accountancy firm, we’ve interviewed our fair share of nervous candidates. Here’s a few words of advice from the people on the other side of the table, to help you become a job interview aficionado. We’ve been interviewed for accounting jobs, too!…

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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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Applying for placements or graduate schemes? Increase your psychometric test skills

  Online tests can be a daunting process but evidence shows that practice can increase your success rate by 10%. With this in mind, the university has established a partnership with Graduates First who specialise in practice online tests. https://www.graduatesfirst.com/university-career-services/brighton/   This gives you free access to premium psychometric tests and job preparation tools, including: 7 verbal…

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Job Searching and Applications: Are you Ready?

We hoped you enjoyed Brighton Works Week.  A week full of events, webinars and Q&As with our specialist careers staff and employers. All sharing advice and ideas of how to be more employable, make great applications and enter the world of work. With my colleague Liz Vassilakes, our events officer we ran a session: Job Searching…

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How to differentiate between different types of graduate jobs

There is lots of terminology for graduate jobs. How do you work out what is the right path for you? Firstly, it is good to understand the recruitment cycle. This article covers the basics: https://www.graduate-jobs.com/gco/Booklet/graduate-recruitment-calendar.jsp Although most big players in an industry have deadlines for graduate scheme applications closing by Christmas, there will still be grad schemes…

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How to approach job hunting – Find the right job for you

When it comes to looking for a job it can quickly become overwhelming or disheartening. Often people start by googling. People end up on Indeed or LinkedIn. This can work for some people but having a logical and specialised approach to job hunting will generally be the most effective way to do things. Get organised…

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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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FREE digital skills course for graduates: worth £2600!

The Digital Accelerator is a free digital skills diploma, worth £2600 delivered by Creative Process, it will equip you with an essential tool kit of digital and creative skills that employers demand. Here’s how you can get access to the digital know-how so highly prized by employers…

STEM Students and Grads. Don’t Miss Gradcracker Webinars

  Gradcracker is hosting a series of webinars with guest speakers from a wide range of employers. In each webinar, you’ll get to meet one of the companies as they tell you all about their organisation, opportunities, their application process, and more. It is a perfect opportunity for you to discover more about an employer…

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The Student Remote Worker Survival Checklist  

The Student Remote Worker Survival Checklist   This is a guest blog from Passion.io. Working from home!? That’ll never work for me, how can I concentrate with so many distractions around me? If you feel like this you’re not alone. The past few months have seen a huge shift in the way people are working…

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Royal Navy Medical Recruitment

Leanne from the Royal Navy has been in touch as they would like University of Brighton students and graduates to apply. Have a look at the video she has recorded here about their opportunities and her own experience of nursing in the Royal Navy. If you would like to find out more about Royal Navy…

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Developing Resilience and Moving Forward

We have reached out to university of Brighton alumni and asked them to share their stories and ideas on how to stay resilient in this challenging time. Here, Sahar Tobir, Legal Counsel/Data Protectiion Officer at APSIS International AB, describes her journey from Brighton student to law professional and gives advice to current students on how…

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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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EmployAbility Webinars for Disabled Students

links to the Next Generation Inclusive Thinking webinars for disabled students run by EmployAbility can be found here. Cindy McAlister from Employability has also shared some FAQs they’ve received – 1. At what stage of the recruitment process should I disclose my disability?  You don’t have to disclose your disability, and employers are not allowed…

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