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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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Why should we hire you?

The interview season  is now well and truly upon us and many of you are preparing as we speak. I am going to write a series of blogs over the coming months on  interview questions and how to devise answers to these. It is impossible to plan and prepare for every scenario in an interview. That is good…

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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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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  

Employers, Recruiters, Vice-Deputy Managing Graduate HR Coordinators – what *are* they on about?

Having trouble sorting your CTAs from your KPIs? Is a cold-caller asking if you know the difference between a problem-solver and a self-starter? Do job descriptions seem to be written in a language that you have to record and play backwards at half speed before it makes sense? Philosoraptor has had enough of this nonsense…

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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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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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What are THEY saying about YOU? A round-up of hot topics and gossip from the graduate job market.

Welcome to the first WATSAY (now there’s an uncannily apposite acronym *ahem*) of 2018. For newbies and those not paying attention, this is where we take a look at key issues being discussed by graduate recruiters, professional internet talkers and take an occasional pop at those people who talk about ‘students’ and ‘graduates’ like they’re…

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Want to know how to ace Assessment Centres? Then come this way…

Employability Fortnight #FocusOnYourFuture.. is on its way but to get you in the mood we’ve got something to help you feel prepared for the Mock Assessment Centre with FDM Group on Wednesday 14th February. Come along and get involved with our Assessment Centres – Info session Wednesday 7th February 2018 Huxley 406, 1.30-3pm More and…

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Here come the weblinks – a round up of new resources on the Careers pages…

2018 has hit the ground running, as have we. Here’s a round up of the new resources we’ve dug up and added to the spiffy new Careers Service pages for your infotainment. Without further ado… Creative arts and design The ‘Design: 3D, product, interior’ section now links to Designers/Makers, an agency for contemporary design offering business…

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