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189 deadlines for STEM students on 31st January 2020

We are all probably glad to see the back of January but if you are a STEM student looking for an opportuntity then don’t miss this deadline which is very close. Once these opportunities are gone, they are gone! It’s that simple. So view all urgent deadlines here. Steve Baker via Compfight

Graduate Internship Opportunities

  These fantastic paid roles are for University of Brighton final year students, Masters students and recent graduates. They are part funded by Santander Universities and run as 4 to 8 week internships. The vacancies are paid at a minimum of £9 per hour. Junior Account Executive Apprentice Ilex (Chichester) Ilex Content Strategies is a…

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Make sure your CV gets through the application hurdles

We are now at the stage where many of you are applying for jobs that ask for a CV. It’s really important to recognise that every role you apply for, even if they have the same job title, will differ. No two jobs are the same. So having a ‘cookie-cutter’ approach to writing your CV…

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Don’t miss out on STEM vacancies through Gradcracker

If you haven’t as yet managed to get yourself a graduate role in a STEM career then there is still time. January is one of the busiest months for recruitment and there are tons of deadlines on Gradcracker at present, so why not take a look and make it your New Year’s resolution to land…

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NHS Scientist Training Programme for 2020 is now open

Please note that the recruitment and application process for the 2020 NHS STP  is now open and will close on 20 January 2020. There is a lot of very useful information on the National School of Healthcare Science website: https://nshcs.hee.nhs.uk/programmes/stp/applicants/ If anyone who is thinking of applying needs any help with the application process or…

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Get one-to-one advice on how to produce an outstanding portfolio or improve upon an existing one

Are you an aspiring or practising designer, developer, artist or animator looking to get feedback on your portfolio? Talent Fest 2020: Portfolio Clinic offers a rare opportunity to meet some of Brighton’s top creative agencies and get one-to-one advice on how to create an outstanding portfolio or improve upon an existing one. Plus, we’ll be…

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Why not give some thought to your career plans over the break ?

The end of term has arrived and many of you will have plans over the break and also we appreciate there are deadlines looming over the horizon and possibly exams. However there might be a little time between any social events  and all the work to perhaps focus on your thoughts after graduation and we…

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How to work out what career might suit you

The age old question of how do I decide what I want to do foxes many of us and if you were expecting easy answers then I will disappoint and say there probably isn’t one sure fire way to work this out. Everyone has their own set of individual talents, skills, interests and knowledge and…

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STEM students… take a look at Gradcracker for great opportunities

Calling all STEM students… Don’t miss out on opportunities. Gradcracker has thousands (currently 6,816 to be precise!) of graduate roles and work placements to choose from. However sorting out the ones you particularly like might seem overwhelming! So the Save to Shortlist feature comes to your rescue. You can use it to create a store of…

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Get your skates on to enjoy two great careers events on 6th November

On Wednesday 6th November the university are hosting not just One but Two great careers events for students on all courses! In the morning head to the Amex Stadium at Falmer for the opening of our annual Careers Fair  running from 11 am to 3pm. Please note that NO  booking is required for this event….

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Get help with psychometric tests with free online testing for all students and with help from the Pi Shop!

With increasing use of psychometric tests within both placements and graduate recruitment, the Careers Service have invested in an online resource to help our students prepare for this part of the recruitment process. Practice, practice, practice is the key. Research shows that this can increase performance by up to 10%. Graduates First gives you access…

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NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme now open

  NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS) opens today Monday 14 October 2019 and closes at 23:30 on Wednesday 18 December 2019   http://www.nhsgraduates.co.uk/the-scheme/ This is a fantastic opportunity for graduates of any degree who are passionate about providing a world-class healthcare service, and have the determination and drive to meet the NHS challenges head-on….

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What should I be doing – a guide for final year students?

Welcome back to everyone but in this particular blog, a huge welcome goes  to our final year students. Well how did this happen, one minute you are a fresher wondering where everything is and then suddenly boom, the final year looms. It can be a shock to suddenly end up in the final year but…

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Wired Sussex Jobs Fair in Brighton

Interested in a career with a digital media company? Then get yourself along to the largest digital, creative, tech Careers Fair in the South East showcasing the best job opportunities and companies from Brighton and beyond. Entrance is free! Whether you’re looking for a job in design, marketing, games, production, virtual reality, web and app…

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Getting ready for the interview

In our current blog post series on interviews we have so far focused on interview questions and preparation for these. Now in the final one of the series we are going to look at what  you need to know before you go, what to do when there, what to wear etc. Beforehand… If you are offered…

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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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Free psychometric tests online for UoB students

Final year and placements application prep with Graduates First     With increasing use of psychometric tests within both placements and graduate recruitment, the Careers Service have invested in an online resource to help our students prepare for this part of the recruitment process. Practice, practice, practice is the key. Research shows that this can…

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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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Why do you want to work for us?

So far in this short series on answering interview questions we have looked at questions covering why an employer would want to hire you, how to show off your skills and how to answer more unusual questions. All of these are covered in earlier blog posts so go back if you need more details on…

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How to address more ‘unusual’ interview questions

The third in the series of how to address interview questions offers a slight change of tack. The last blog showed how to answer a question on  ‘communication’  using the STAR method. You can use this method to dissect situations that could answer questions on your own skills such as leadership, problem solving, team work etc….

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