Promoting your work experience – Problem Solving

Number 3 in our series of blogs is problem solving, we have already covered teamwork and communication so have a look at those if you haven’t already seen them. We are covering some of the key skills that employers look for in applicants and in these blogs we are focusing primarily on skills gained through work experience. Problem solving…

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Promoting your work experience – Communication

In the second of this series on breaking down key skills and providing evidence of them, we look at communication. On the surface this can look  easy… we all communicate in some way or other. However it is how this skill can be shown to a prospective employer in the application process that concerns us, here in this blog. We are encouraging…

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Promoting your work experience – Teamwork

  We often meet students who talk about having had a job but ask if the skills gained are ‘irrelevant’ to want they want to go into as they are not directly related. Employers do like relevant work experience of course, but are also very interested in what you have gained though being in any type of work or volunteering. These…

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The Sky’s the Limit…take a look at the video produced by Gradcracker

  Calling all STEM students!  ‘The Sky’s the Limit’, is a video recently created by Gradcracker which has been downloaded over one hundred times since its release last year. You can download it at… https://www.gradcracker.com/for-university-contacts/media-downloads falko Lendzian via Compfight

It’s deadline day for some opportunities with Gradcracker

  As we reported recently on this very blog, some opportunities are closing today – 31st January 2018 – on the recruitment website Gradcracker. The deadline for applying for some 61 work placements/ internships and 121 graduate opportunities with companies such as Atkins and Dyson  is today. There are still some opportunities on the website and new…

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To do or not to do a Masters course?

   That is a question many students ask, especially  this side of Christmas. Should  I consider the option of further study following a first degree? What are the pros and cons? It’s fairly commonplace for students who are predicted  a good degree, i.e. a 1st or a 2.1 or want to get into a particular career to think about studying for…

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Are you stuck for ideas?

    We often get enquiries from students and graduates unsure what to do and don’t know where to start. Even those on vocational courses can find themselves thinking I don’t really want to go into this occupation or industry now, but what else can I do ? So here are some ideas to get you thinking……

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Come and Meet – Find Out More THIS THURSDAY

  Hear from 4 graduates from History of Art & Design and Humanities. Ask for tips and advice about moving on. Talk about your ideas and aspirations.       Where? G7, Pavilion Parade When? 5.00pm, 25 May 2017 Who? Woody Ledeboer A former BA(Hons) Humanities: War, Conflict & Modernity student at Brighton, Woody completed…

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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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Beware of myths when it comes to career options

When it comes to graduating and looking for a job beware of people who tell you with absolute certainly that this happens or that is the case. In my role as a Career Development Adviser  (CDA)  I hear students say they have been told , ‘ A graduate  scheme won’t suit you because they specialise too early and can narrow your options’ or…

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Brighton Marathon charities need you!

Want to spend a day cheering on and supporting the amazing charity runners at the Brighton Marathon? Macmillan Cancer UK needs you and Stroke Association needs you too and so does Battersea Dogs and Cats Home! Brighton Marathon Sunday 9th April 2017 MACMILLAN CANCER UK – CHEERPOINT/MARSHALL VOLUNTEERS Bring your energy and enthusiasm to make…

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How to show off your skills and abilities

  ‘Demonstrate your passion, energy, drive and commitment’  ‘ Show how you can stand out from the crowd’.  ‘What are your unique selling points?’   When it comes to job descriptions there are often those requirements that employers ask for.  This can involve some deep breaths and head scratching before thinking what to say in reply. How can you demonstrate such qualities in…

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Get Flexible: How much does your degree choice limit your job prospects?

We’re back again with a guest post from our besties at Inspiring Interns. This time out Susanna Quirke, Content Writer and Marketing Exec. offers an insightful piece on how your choice of degree may or may not determine your career options. Sitting comfortably?… Got a maths degree? You must be a shoo-in for finance. Did…

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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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Writing a CV for a technical post?

      There isn’t a huge difference between CVs for all graduate level posts and CVs for technical jobs in STEM areas, all CVs must be tailored to every job anyway.  The main difference when applying for a STEM post is the  importance of  identifying and portraying your technical abilities and skills alongside your transferable skills and we will look at ways 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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Looking for part time work around town? We found some and can help you apply over the summer.

Are you looking for part time work around town over the summer holidays? Local businesses often place adverts in their windows. Don’t just hand over your CV and leave, be prepared to talk to them about their business. Show that you know what they do and are interested. Pick a time when they are not…

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Get outdoors over the summer

The sun is shining so it’s time for a round-up of some volunteering you can do in the great outdoors. Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project are a fab community project just by Moulsecoomb train station. They’re open every Tuesday and Friday all year round and are always looking for committed volunteers who want to…

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All change for volunteering on the Vacancy and Events Service

The Vacancy and Events Service is all new and improved so we’re hoping that it’s a lot easier to use for finding volunteering roles that you really want to do! Finding voluntary vacancies Here’s the new Search tool, isn’t it pretty 🙂   To look at just local volunteering roles, tick Type of Work as…

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