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

Promoting your work experience – Making things happen

    We are at the end of this current series of blogs and if you have read all nine of them so far then well done.  If you have identified your skills and examined your experience you should have some rich evidence to talk about in your applications and interviews. Even if you have only dipped  in and out…

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Promoting your work experience – Creativity

  We are nearly at the end of the series of 10 blogs on digging deep into your work experience to find good evidence of key skills employers seek. The penultimate one we are looking at is creativity. If you have worked in a setting where you have produced something tangible or helped others produce something and also encouraged their…

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Promoting your work experience – Analytical skills

  Right we are back with the 8th blog in the series of promoting your work experience and identifying your skills.  You should be thinking of how you can evidence skills and show them to a future employer in all kinds of contexts. So by keeping records of these you can address the skills section on…

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Promoting your work experience – Organisation

  If you have been following  the blog posts on ‘Promoting your work experience’ and answering the questions posed then you should be building up some really good personal evidence to put on your CV, an application form or in readiness for  answering questions at an interview  or assessment centre. So far we have covered the following skill areas: Communication…

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Promoting your work experience – Leadership

   Number 6 in our series of blogs about skills and we turn our attention to leadership. Leadership is a skill often asked for and can be relatively easy to show if you have worked in a management or supervisory role or even through leisure interests, led a sports team for example. Firstly though what springs…

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Promoting your work experience – Commercial Awareness

  Welcome back to our series of blogs on promoting your skills gained via work experience. These blogs aren’t  trying to ignore the excellent skills gained on your university course but are designed to try and get you think of other ways in which you are getting skills. Using skills from education and any other experience will enrich your…

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Looking to kick-start your Engineering career? Meet industry-leading employers at NECR18, 20-21 April.

Don’t miss out on your chance to meet leading companies from across the globe that are actively looking to recruiting students and recent graduates into engineering roles. Discover which companies would be a good fit for you, what opportunities they have to offer, and what they are looking for in an ideal applicant. You will…

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Promoting your work experience – Communication

  In the second of this series on breaking down key skills and providing evidence of them, we look at communication. On the surface this can look  easy… we all communicate in some way or other. However it is how this skill can be shown to a prospective employer in the application process that concerns us, here in this blog. We…

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Daunted by Psychometric/Online Tests? Come along next week and practice with us.

Employability Fortnight #FocusOnYourFuture is well on its way now with many workshops and events still to come. Have you been asked to complete online tests as part of an application? Have you done them and found them hard or complex? Need some help and opportunity to practice? Well the Careers Service are here to help….

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Gaming and Television – What’s the Score?

  Gaming makes up a significant portion of many media industries, including YouTube, Twitch and E-sports, but Gaming formats, are less frequent on Broadcast Television, even with formats alike ‘Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit’ (Dave), ‘Videogame Nation’ (Challenge) and ‘Charlie Brooker’s Gameswipe’ (BBC Four), which begs the question, why? In this event, the relationship…

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