Wired Sussex Blog

How to write a Great Graduate CV

With University Graduation still fresh on everyone’s mind, now is time to think about the next step and about making your mark in the working world. However, before you can do that you need to make sure your CV is up to date and is showcasing the best of your skills and abilities. So here are some tips to consider when you’re updating yours; • Tailor it – to the job you are applying for. Highlight the skills that are relevant to the role. Make it easy for the person recruiting to see you are a good fit, and mirror the culture …

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Networking & Making Meaningful Connections

Looking to make new, meaningful connections? Our next Members’ Meetup might help! Tuesday 4th July, at Patterns Brighton from 5:30pm onwards.  85% of professionals say they build stronger, more meaningful business relationships in-person. Yet, 5-min elevator pitches, business card swapping and endless sales talks can only get you so-far. In Sussex, we’re lucky to have strong sense of community, with 2/3 of companies in our cluster frequently helping other businesses and 64% regularly receiving help from other companies.* In short, we network to help rather than sell. The local digital, tech and media community is about friendliness, openness and connectivity, where people are …

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Making the most of Membership

It’s not all about meetup’s and events – Here are 5 (other) ways you can benefit from being a Wired Sussex member. We’ve been running a lot more events this year and as a consequence, we’ve seen a few new members join specifically to attend certain events. This is great, but there’s much more to membership than just access to our exclusive programme of member events. So here’s a quick overview on some of the other ways that you can benefit from your membership. Showcase your Business: As a Wired Sussex member you can have a listing on our Business directory, …

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5 reasons why you should come to the Wired Sussex Members’ Christmas Meetup 2016!

What? Wired Sussex Members’ Christmas Meetup 2016 When? Wednesday 7th December, from 5:30pm onwards Where? Patterns, 10 Marine Parade, Brighton Get your ticket here!  It’s not long now until our Members’ Christmas Meetup and we’re very much looking forward to catching-up with you then. If you don’t have your tickets yet, here are five reasons why you should join us on the 7th! #1 Catch-up with friends and make new contacts  With an average attendance of 150 people, our Christmas Members’ Meetup offers a great chance for you to meet or catch-up with local people working in the digital, media and tech …

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Opportunity to be a Digital Catapult Centre Brighton Virtual Reality Resident.

  As part of our Digital Catapult Centre Brighton programme we are offering residencies and support to start-ups, innovators and creatives who are working in Virtual Reality. What does Digital Catapult Centre Brighton do? The Digital Catapult Center Brighton runs a series of projects and events which support businesses to develop and release new products and services to market. We have developed a number of themes of focus which currently include ‘Retail Innovation’, ‘Positive Ageing’ ‘Smart Places’ and explore emerging technologies such as Internet of Things, Virtual Reality, 5G and Blockchain. At the centre we support a cohort of businesses …

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Love Your Job Guest Blog #6: The 15Gifts: Machine Learning

I’ve been asking member employees how they got into & why they love their jobs, so they can share their wisdom & inspire you. This is the sixth in a series of guest blogs from members this time from 15Gifts: James Heywood – Head of Development How did you get into your line of work? I studied Computer Science at College and University. After University I worked in several roles including Database & Desktop App Development, Project Management, Web Development, Technical Consultancy and most recently Head of Development. Tell us about the projects you have worked on that you’re most proud of and …

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Wired Sussex Breakfast Session: Better Project Management

Last week we held a Breakfast Session on ‘Better Project Management’ ’ and invited seasoned experts Nadine Schofield from Project Management on Demand and Rifa Thorpe-Tracey from Refigure  – to share their knowledge about project management and answer questions. Spaces for the event were in high demand so, in case you missed out, we want to share as much of the conversation as possible. Below are the key points from the session:                   Start a project by writing up a statement of work Always begin a project by writing up a statement of work/project specification document. This will …

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Jobs Board and Recruitment Advice – whenever you need it.

I’m sure most of you know that the Wired Sussex Jobs Board helps you to find the best talent locally.  It reaches out to tens of thousands of job seekers through direct e-mails, Twitter, LinkedIn, the Wired Sussex website and through our advert in the Latest7 magazine.  You can now also highlight your job advert through our new featured jobs section. But have you seen our Recruiting Tips & do you know what I can do to help you and your business?: I work with local universities to provide information to students about the sector, consult with departments on skills shortages.  I’m currently working …

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Wired Sussex: Bognor Regis Hub Meetup

                    Last week we held a meet-up in Bognor Regis. We’re working with West Sussex County Council, the University of Chichester and Hemingway Design on the feasibility of opening a creative hub in the old waiting rooms at Bognor Regis station. So the meet-up was an opportunity to share what we’ve learnt so far with the people who might use the hub – and hear their views in return. It was open to anyone involved in creative enterprise in the town or just interested in finding out more about the County …

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Successful Freelancing Tips

Last week we held a Breakfast Session on ‘Being a Successful Freelancer’  and invited a panel of experts- Elliot Taylor (Raison), Izzy Crouch (IZC Marketing) Gareth Williams (LoneWolfWilliams) and Paul Silver (Silver Web Services Ltd) – to share their knowledge about freelancing and answer questions. Spaces for the event were in high demand so, in case you missed out, we want to share as much of the conversation as possible. Below are the key points from the session: Business development Find your niche.  Don’t spread yourself too thinly – identify your specialism and most importantly do what you enjoy. Company name/trading …

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