Getting the best deal on salary

  You have applied for a job, endured the  interview and then you hear the phrase ‘Congratulations you’ve got the job ‘…  Excellent if you feel its the right job for you… So far so good.   If it was an advertised vacancy the salary details will be published and should now be adhered to and  relatively easy to agree. But what… Continue Reading Getting the best deal on salary

Be clear and ready to succeed at interview

  Interviews can be nerve racking events, there is much at stake. However remember you are there because the employer is interested in offering you a job. So remind yourself of this  … get ready and prepare. Here are some dos and don’ts that may help. DO Read through any information they have sent you on the… Continue Reading Be clear and ready to succeed at interview

Beware of myths when it comes to career options

When it comes to graduating and looking for a job beware of people who tell you with absolute certainly that this happens or that is the case. In my role as a Career Development Adviser  (CDA)  I hear students say they have been told , ‘ A graduate  scheme won’t suit you because they specialise too early and can narrow your options’ or… Continue Reading Beware of myths when it comes to career options

How to show off your skills and abilities

  ‘Demonstrate your passion, energy, drive and commitment’  ‘ Show how you can stand out from the crowd’.  ‘What are your unique selling points?’   When it comes to job descriptions there are often those requirements that employers ask for.  This can involve some deep breaths and head scratching before thinking what to say in reply. How can you demonstrate such qualities in… Continue Reading How to show off your skills and abilities

Spring forward to the Spring Graduate Fair in London, 15 March

      Attending a careers fair is a great way to find out who is recruiting, meet employers face to face and get feedback on your CV. Even if you can’t attend in person follow the link below  to see who is attending and therefore recruiting. The Spring Graduate Fair at the University of London, sponsored by… Continue Reading Spring forward to the Spring Graduate Fair in London, 15 March

Writing a CV for a technical post?

      There isn’t a huge difference between CVs for all graduate level posts and CVs for technical jobs in STEM areas, all CVs must be tailored to every job anyway.  The main difference when applying for a STEM post is the  importance of  identifying and portraying your technical abilities and skills alongside your transferable skills and we will look at ways of… Continue Reading Writing a CV for a technical post?

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Are you ready for a ‘Situational Judgement’ test?

  You may have never come across the term, Situational Judgement before but if you have received an invitation to an Assessment Centre it is highly likely you  will be asked to do a  Situational Judgement test ( SJT) as part of the process.  Employers are increasingly using  these  as another way to test your ability and skills. So… Continue Reading Are you ready for a ‘Situational Judgement’ test?

Is your CV wafer thin?

 We recently ran a blog post on Unpacking Your Skills. You may have read this and either thought, yes I have most of that and can dig out some great evidence  or you may have thought… ‘yikes what do they mean? ‘  or ‘I don’t have any of that!’ If you are in the latter group… Continue Reading Is your CV wafer thin?

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,… Continue Reading 1 February 2017 – Get your first job in TV

Fly high at interview

Once you have applied for a job the next stage could be the offer of an interview. Congratulate yourself  if you get this far as not everyone will. But now you need to really prepare well for the face to face encounter. Take time to think about what you are likely to be asked. Once in the… Continue Reading Fly high at interview

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

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… Continue Reading Get outdoors over the summer

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… Continue Reading All change for volunteering on the Vacancy and Events Service

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… Continue Reading Business Startup Summer Course

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… Continue Reading More pre-reg pharmacy opportunities coming your way

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

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… Continue Reading Using the STAR method on a job application form

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What’s an Active Student drop-in all about?

Drop-in to what? Active Student work with local community organisations, charities and all parts of the public sector to help you find a volunteering opportunity that’s safe, supported and rewarding. We have an Active Student Volunteering Project Officer (VPO for short) on every campus and we all hold regular drop-ins. What happens at an Active… Continue Reading What’s an Active Student drop-in all about?

How can volunteering boost your CV?

  Volunteers’ contribution to society is undeniable but do you know how volunteering can also boost your CV and help your future career? To celebrate University of Brighton’s 2016 Student Volunteer Week, I went to all our 5 campuses – Falmer, Moulsecoomb, Grand Parade, Eastbourne and Hastings – to find out what our fellow students… Continue Reading How can volunteering boost your CV?

#SVW2016 The benefits of volunteering

It’s Student Volunteering Week this week! This is your chance to find out what volunteering’s all about, straight from the organisations. We have organisations coming on to each campus at lunchtimes this week and we’ve also got our Volunteering Fair this Wednesday afternoon – come chat to organisations at the Fair all about health and… Continue Reading #SVW2016 The benefits of volunteering

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