Careers Blog

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

Employers top tips from the Careers Fair – Part 1

It is Careers Fair season! Did you get to our Careers Fairs on 8th November? If you did, we hope you got a lot from it and had chance to chat to the employers about what they’re looking for and how you can make your application stand out. As an Employment Adviser, my job is…

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What are THEY saying about YOU? Another round up of choice graduate labour market gossip

Here we are at the mid-point between two academic years and still the chattering classes chatter (classily? You decide)… Female graduates undervalue their worth as they enter the job market according to data from the LEO study (shared by the good folks at Ri5)…and the labour market seems more than happy to exploit this misapprehension….

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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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Grad fairs, local fairs, NHS, PhD, LGBT – a sample of doings for your early summer diaries…

Did y’miss me?? After a protracted absence (the fruits of which will become apparent quite soon – and no, I’ve not had a baby) witness the sparkly return of Magic Careers News Round Up Bear. Yes indeed. It is *on*…and here’s just the first wave of upcoming stuff for the summer. Apologies for the clashing…

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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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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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A Nurse’s Guide to Giving a Great Interview – guest blog from CRG

Back again with another guest post. This time out, healthcare recruitment agency CRG have a host of tips for Nursing hopefuls on prepping for interview and making the best possible impression on the day. Read on… A job interview can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if you are a nurse, because your line of work…

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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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Teachers, Lawyers, Financiers – Lend us your ears…

Hamfisted appropriations from Shakespeare? Afraid so. Be kind, it’s been a long day. Meanwhile… Looking for teaching roles in London? Randstad Education works in partnership with primary, secondary and SEN schools across London and the surrounding areas that can offer extremely supportive teams and settings that will allow NQTs to flourish. All of our roles…

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