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Employment advice and support 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.


Places to go for help in the City
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Want face to face advice? Or just want to discuss your situation with someone? See below for people that can help you:


City Skills & Jobs

City Skills and Jobs is designed to be a vibrant and welcoming one stop shop to facilitate connections between employers and their potential employees, while providing information and support which will help local people to transform their lives through training and education.


Learning Opportunities - University of Brighton

Learning Opportunities is helpful whether you're in work or seeking work but want to boost your career prospects with higher education qualifications at a local university or college. It covers everything from financing study to choosing a course or starting an apprenticeship. You can email for 1:1 advice.


Employer Advice
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BrightonandHoveJobs.com prides our self in supporting the entire City in their employment needs, and that includes providing Employers with relevant advice and tips to help them find the best candidate.

Another option is to offer Work Experience or an Apprenticeship which is low cost to your company but also investing in Young Brighton and Hove.


Finding the candidate

BrightonandHoveJobs.com is the hub for all employment and training-related activity in Brighton and Hove. Over 2,000 potential candidates view the site every day and over 5,000 receive a weekly e-mail newsletter.

You can contact us with any queries by calling 01273 651100 or sending an e-mail to info@brightonandhovejobs.com, but let's answer the two most important questions now...


Choosing the candidate

As an employer, it can be so difficult to sift out the wheat from the chaff when it comes to looking at CVs. Clearly, candidates spend a lot of time creating beautifully formatted documents, but is their experience really what they claim it to be?


Conducting interviews

Job applicants are always told to prepare for an interview, and so should employers. Preparation will help you better assess your candidates. You should begin the interview with a brief introduction of the interviewers and the organisation.


Legal Advice for Employers

Just as people are the beating heart of every business, disputes with employees can be a serious drain on energy and resources. Armed with a practical understanding of the law employers can resolve issues swiftly, avoid unnecessary problems and bring out the best in people.



BrightonandHoveJobs.com has teamed up with Mayo Wynne Baxter to provide you regular free and clear advice on common employment law questions. 

So if you are a looking for legal advice as a candidate or employer, Mayo Wynne Baxter are happy to help.

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