Careers Blog

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

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planning over the break… Update your CV– life can move very rapidly and you think you have a  CV and then suddenly its ‘out of date’.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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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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Career Management for Early Career Academic Researchers

The third run of a free online course for research students and early career research staff  entitled Career Management for Early Career Academic Researchers is now open for bookings. The MOOC is a collaboration between the University of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh, and University of Sheffield and is available  to students and staff  at any institution worldwide….

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Review the personal statement for your postgraduate application

A fair few of you are now thinking about applying for postgraduate study and what to include in the personal statement. It’s great if you can  speak to a Career Development Adviser beforehand to review the statement but if time is running short then here is a checklist of what should typically should or could be included. Our advice…

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Top tips for career planning over the break

As everyone creeps towards the end of term the collective sigh of relief is palpable . I am sure many of you have plans for the break and also have lots of university work to do. However for all of you,  especially those in the final year, meeting friends and family will probably involve the question ‘ What…

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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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Arts and heritage volunteering oppportunities: latest info booklet – get reading, get applying, get experience

ARTS & HERITAGE volunteering opportunities… A portfolio of amazing arts and heritage sector volunteering opportunities. – Add to your CV, complement your degree, network and get involved with your local community. Active Student helps University of Brighton students and staff to find and apply for local, rewarding, safe and supported volunteering opportunities that will enhance…

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