Careers Blog

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

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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