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Free candidates advice to help you with your job search in Brighton and Hove

Career Advice
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BrightonandHoveJobs.com is a lot more than a jobs board. We go beyond a normal job board and work with our partners to offer all candidates help and assistance in their employment search.

BrightonandHoveJobs.com has helped thousands of job searchers secure their dream job in and around Brighton. In this economic climate each vacancy can be extremely competitive; you need to ensure you're prepped and ready to demonstrate the unique skills and expertise that you hold in order to secure that job. This advice section offers help and advice to people at every stage of the recruitment process.

If you are aged between 14-19 years and are looking for information, advice and guidance about preparing yourself for the workplace – you should visit BEACH – Brighton Employability Advice and Careers Hut – for young people, by young people.


Finding that job

Register with BrightonandHoveJobs.com to upload your CV and apply for all the jobs on the site with one click. You will also get regular job alerts by e-mail and our weekly newsletter with all the latest information about finding a job in Brighton and Hove.


Writing a great CV, Cover letter and completing an application form

Your CV should be an accurate and relevant reflection of your professional and personal experience. Employers will spend 20-30 seconds scanning your CV so you need to make sure they can find the information they're looking for quickly and easily.

You may be asked to complete an application form instead of sending your potential employer a CV and a cover letter. Read the instructions carefully. You may be asked to only use black ink or to complete the form in block capitals. It is a good idea to write your answers on paper first then transfer them once you are happy with what you've written.


Interview Advice

Interviews can be scary whether they take place on the phone or face-to-face but you can calm your nerves by preparing well and knowing what to expect.


First day tips

So you've got the job – congratulations! But it's not over yet. On your first day you will meet many of your colleagues for the first time. Read some tips on what to expect and how you could act.


Dealing with redundancy

Unfortunately redundancy is something that many people are unfortunate enough to experience; you can’t take it personally and the key is to stay motivated and remember that now is the time to really focus on your skills and experience.




Other Useful Links
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Golden Ticket - Job Centre Plus

Jobseeker Information - Job Centre Plus

How to make the best first impressions - Search Consultancy

Interview Advice - Search Consultancy

Preparing for an Interview - Search Consultancy

Working while you study - Search Consultancy

Graduate Scheme - Search Consultancy



Watch the below video from University of Brighton about volunteering and how this can help you gain experience towards your CV. 


Joanne Munro is a CV Writing expert in Brighton and Hove. Please visit Career Pioneers for more information.

Mayo Wynne Baxter have provided BrightonandHoveJobs.com with legal advice to help you if needed.