Careers Blog

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

Your Careers Service online – changing up a storm for 17/18

Yes indeedy, it’s taken some doing (and then some more doing) but the new Careers site is out there for your perusal and (hopefully) pleasure. Based on feedback from your good selves we’ve restructured and rearranged to make all the cool stuff available with a swipe and a tap – like this… Deciding what career…

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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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Asking for feedback following an interview

Being turned done for a job you really wanted can be hard to take. You put effort into applying by writing the application, preparing for the interview and go along hoping for the best.  And then you either here ‘no thanks’ or perhaps even worse nothing at all. Which can leave you waiting for a reply…

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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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Calling all final year students!!

We want to ensure our final year students know about the main resources available; as a University of Brighton student/graduate you have access to our services for life, this applies to online resources and one to one guidance from a Careers Development Adviser, as and when you need it. We appreciate your final semester is a very busy time, however…

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How to get the job you want…and lose it right away

Continuing our theme of careers advice mashups, here’s the Business School on how to ace a job interview and land your dream job, followed by Future Rising with their foolproof guide to losing that same job in the first month. Yes, we really are doing this. Read on… On 28 February, Sarah Barker from Barker…

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Coming February/March – Get clued-up for job and internship interviews at a BBS Development Centre. Open to *all* students!

Our good friends in the Brighton Business School have a fantastic opportunity to learn about research and prepping for job and internship interviews – and it’s open to students from all courses and at all levels. How sweet is that? Over to the BBS Massive for more info… In an ever more competitive job market…

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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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Q: What do wellbeing workshops have to do with getting a job? A: Read on…

Strictly speaking, the ‘A:’ is ‘quite a lot actually‘. Not convinced? Keep reading, peeps… What’s more enjoyable than looking for jobs, applying for jobs and going to interviews and assessment centres? Well, for starters I can think of minor surgical procedures that were more fun. Job hunting may be a drag, but for most of…

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Unpacking skills

    One of our well worn mantras at the Careers Service is ‘When applying for a job it is really important to be aware of all your skills and demonstrate these well with clear evidence’. Once identified, these skills can be used on a CV, in an application form, at an interview or assessment centre or…

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