Careers Blog

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

How to answer an interview question about communication

  This series on interview questions the aim is not to find  ‘word perfect’ answers but to help you identify scenarios demonstrating where, when and how you used certain skills. You can then talk about these with confidence no matter what the questions are. Number 2  in the series approaching interview questions covers a skill needed in all jobs – communication. Examples  involving good communication…

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Hatch a plan over the break

Five quick top tips for career planning over the break… Update your CV– life can move very rapidly and you think you have a  CV and then suddenly its ‘out of date’. So add on new skills gained from the course, work, volunteering and other interests. Check your digital footprint – what comes up when you…

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Preparing for the ‘Unknown’

Preparing for the ‘Unknown’ is probably a paradox. However it is important to consider this when attending any recruitment event such as an interview or assessment centre. Recruiters will ask you to  respond to questions and tasks that you know the answer to and can prepare for ( the Known), but then they will surprise you with questions and…

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What to do when Graduate Schemes have closed

      You may be finding out that the deadline on many graduate schemes has gone and you are concerned about having missed the boat. Or you haven’t managed to secure a place on one, despite applying. Do not despair! Whilst graduate  schemes are really good opportunities they are not the sole entry point into a graduate level…

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Preparing for the NHS Scientist Training Programme interviews

Applicants for the NHS Scientist Training Programme ( STP) will start hearing the outcome of their applications this week and some will be receiving invitations to interviews. If you have applied and need help with interviews there is some useful information on the NSHCS website that could help with interview preparation: Ben via Compfight  

EVENT: Career opportunities working in the community, public and not-for-profit sectors Friday 15 February 2019

Are you interested in having a career that makes a difference in society? Come along to this not-to-be-missed opportunity to meet and hear from experienced professionals who work within the community across the public and charity sectors. This event will significantly enhance your understanding of what paid opportunities there are in this diverse field. We’ve…

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NHS Scientist Training Programme now open

Applications for the NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP) 2019 entry will open on Wednesday 9th January and will close at 5pm on Friday 8th February 2019. For more information, including all key dates, visit the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) website: Please consult the documents below for more details. Entry requirements 2019 where…

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Quick guide to video interviews

Recruiting organisations are increasingly using video interviews recorded remotely, in their selection procedure. For them it makes economic sense not to pay travel  expenses to a high number of candidates, especially at the early stages of the recruitment process. It is also good for candidates as it means they don’t have to head off to various locations whilst trying…

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School of Environment and Technology Careers Fair – 7th December 2018

The SET Careers fair is on Friday 7th December 2018 in the Cockcroft Gym from 1-3pm and is for all students and recent graduates interested in a career in Built Environment, Civil Engineering, Geography, Environment and Geology. Organisations and employers will be offering graduate jobs, placements and work experience. Recruiting organisations include: Laing O’Rourke, HOP Consulting, Faithful +…

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Graduate Open Day coming soon at Ricardo in Shoreham

Ricardo is a global world-class, multi-industry consultancy for engineering, technology, project innovation and strategy. With a century of delivering excellence, they employ over 2700 professional consultants, engineers and staff world-wide. They state that they are ‘committed to providing outstanding value through quality engineering solutions focused on high efficiency, low emission, class-leading product innovation and robust…

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