Careers Blog

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

Siemens Kick Off Gradcracker Webinars for 2021

Gradcracker is an essential source of vacancies for ALL STEM disciplines and every Thursday they host a live webinar with a STEM employer. The employers talk about their company, what they do, and what opportunities they have for both placements and graduate jobs. Employers have mentioned that if you watch the Gradcracker webinar they it…

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How to approach job hunting – Find the right job for you

When it comes to looking for a job it can quickly become overwhelming or disheartening. Often people start by googling. People end up on Indeed or LinkedIn. This can work for some people but having a logical and specialised approach to job hunting will generally be the most effective way to do things. Get organised…

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The Student Remote Worker Survival Checklist  

The Student Remote Worker Survival Checklist   This is a guest blog from Passion.io. Working from home!? That’ll never work for me, how can I concentrate with so many distractions around me? If you feel like this you’re not alone. The past few months have seen a huge shift in the way people are working…

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Developing Resilience and Moving Forward

We have reached out to university of Brighton alumni and asked them to share their stories and ideas on how to stay resilient in this challenging time. Here, Sahar Tobir, Legal Counsel/Data Protectiion Officer at APSIS International AB, describes her journey from Brighton student to law professional and gives advice to current students on how…

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What Covid-19 Has Taught Us About Employment Skills

Only a mere few months ago, the world of work looked remarkably different and organisations had priorities completely unlike the ones they have today. In the wake of a crisis however, things can change rapidly, and leaders across industries are finding themselves in need of certain skills to ensure they come out the other side…

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How To Prepare For Virtual Assessment Centres

Even before Covid 19 many companies had started to move their assessment centres (ACs) online.  Due to the current pandemic this trend has accelerated in the past few weeks and may continue for the foreseeable future. Cardiff Metropolitan University Careers Service sent us these great tips on preparing for VACs from EY and a recruitment…

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Creative Access Wednesday Workshops

Creative Access are a social enterprise, unrivalled in diverse recruitment and inclusion. They work with all under-represented candidates and organisations across the whole creative industry from Theatre and TV to Publishing. Creative Access is largely funded by their employer partners who are committed to improving diversity and inclusion within their organisations, wholeheartedly. All profits go…

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Adapting Your Career Plans During COVID-19

Staying positive at present can be a challenge, however as we have said in previous blog posts there are jobs still being advertised so worth exploring these. Think about diversifying into a different career area, at least for a short while. It may not be your ‘ideal dream job’ but any experience will help you…

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Being resilient and how it can help you develop

We’re featuring insightful and informative stories from our alumni about building resilience and finding work in difficult times, and building a career in an area different from your degree. This is from a member of our alumni Gregory Bortkiewicz: I studied Geography and graduated in 2008, then spent a year applying unsuccessfully for jobs in…

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Career Development Tips During Lockdown

No one knows exactly what will happen to the labour market following the pandemic including governments and public bodies. The media is reporting lots of negative news, many employees are being furloughed and some businesses will probably close. A recently published report from the Office for Budget Responsibility is predicting gloomy news initally but also…

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