Careers Blog

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

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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Banking Careers Insight Day for students with a disability or health condition

The world of investment banking is changing rapidly and the City’s leading banks are looking for fresh and innovative minds regardless of disability or degree, to join their diverse workforce. Are you keen to find out more about careers in banking? Do you have a disability or health condition? If the answer is YES to…

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Legal Careers Insight Day for students with a disability or health condition

 The City’s global law firms are looking for sharp legal minds, regardless of disability and / or degree, to solve complex problems and represent the needs of their diverse client base.   Do you have a disability or health condition? Are you curious to find out more about legal careers and meet the companies themselves?…

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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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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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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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