Careers Blog

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

Promoting your work experience – Teamwork

  We often meet students who talk about having had a job but ask if the skills gained are ‘irrelevant’ to want they want to go into as they are not directly related. Employers do like relevant work experience of course, but are also very interested in what you have gained though being in any type of work or volunteering. These…

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Finding the hidden job market

  Many graduate opportunities are advertised through a variety of channels so if you are looking for these make sure you are registered on key websites such as the Careers Service vacancy database, Prospects, Target and others related  to your profession. Make sure you are setting the right preferences for what you want and remember you may need to update these from time to…

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It’s deadline day for some opportunities with Gradcracker

  As we reported recently on this very blog, some opportunities are closing today – 31st January 2018 – on the recruitment website Gradcracker. The deadline for applying for some 61 work placements/ internships and 121 graduate opportunities with companies such as Atkins and Dyson  is today. There are still some opportunities on the website and new…

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GRADCRACKER – 380 STEM opportunities closing before the end of January

GRADCRACKER advertise graduate and work experience opportunities in STEM  careers and as of today the 18th January 2018 they have 380 opportunities that close before the  31st January 2018. Act quickly so you don’t miss out … Log onto GRADCRACKER to find out more.  https://www.gradcracker.com If you need help with writing a CV or an application…

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Have you considered a postgraduate conversion course?

    Students often think about  popular career areas offering good opportunities and wonder how can they break into them when they don’t have a relevant degree.  One way of doing this is a via a postgraduate conversion course and Prospects has an excellent section on these on their website. https://www.prospects.ac.uk/postgraduate-study/conversion-courses   These courses are designed specifically…

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Technology’s largest careers fair for women

     Technology’s largest careers fair for women, Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders Today, returns to London on 31 January 2018 at the spectacular Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane. The free-to-attend event, organised by business-technology magazine Information Age in partnership with YOOX-Net-a-Porter, has grown in reputation as an unparalleled and exclusive opportunity for women to connect with…

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Are you stuck for ideas?

    We often get enquiries from students and graduates unsure what to do and don’t know where to start. Even those on vocational courses can find themselves thinking I don’t really want to go into this occupation or industry now, but what else can I do ? So here are some ideas to get you thinking……

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2017 Careers Fair….. A Retail students experience

The day started off with a briefing by our Careers Advisor, Jayson Short, who gave an informative overview of what the fair would be like and what to expect. He also gave very sound advice on how to approach employers and gave examples of questions that you could ask them. We were greeted at the…

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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…

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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…

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