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

Dealing with difficult situations and how this can help with interview responses

So far  in the series we have covered some  questions that are commonly covered at interview and here are a sample of those. Why should we hire you? How to answer an interview question about communication How to address more ‘unusual’ interview questions If you go back to the Advice section you will find more…

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Questions to ask the employer at interview

  So far in the series we have covered the sort of questions you are likely to face in the interview. So testing your skills, knowledge and experience to date in relation to the job being applied for. You are also very likely to be asked why you want to work there.  We have covered these…

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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planning over the break… Update your CV– life can move very rapidly and you think you have a  CV and then suddenly its ‘out of date’.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. https://www.brighton.ac.uk/careers/looking-for-a-job/cvs-applications-and-interviews/how-to-write-a-cv/index.aspx 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: http://www.nshcs.hee.nhs.uk/join-programme/nhs-scientist-training-programme/the-interview-process Ben via Compfight  

Free Graduate Skills Masterclasses – plus the chance to land yourself a job!

Are you looking for a graduate job? Perhaps you have already graduated, and want to develop yourself professionally. A recent survey of employers (ISE 2018)  found that in the UK, the biggest skill shortfalls relate to commercial awareness, negotiating and resilience. The Careers Service is offering a series of three free Graduate Skills Masterclasses, to…

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Words count (and the art of editing)

   We are often asked how long an application should be and what happens if you write too little or perhaps more commonly too much. There are a number of scenarios to cover. The reasons recruiters or admissions tutors ask for a set number of words is often to enable them to get through the volume…

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Build the simulations of the future – join the Software Developers at Pitch Technologies

Graduate with 1-2 years’ industry experience? Pitch Technologies may be your dream date. Read on for more, and/or login to our Jobs and Placements Service and search for their ‘Field Application Engineer’ opportunity – closing 3 March! If you’re on LinkedIn (and if not whyyyy not?? #hardstare) join the UoB Alumni group and get your…

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