12 Job Hunting Tips

Recently graduated and looking for a job in the digital sector? Here’s 12 tips to steer you towards greater success in your job search. Good luck and happy hunting. Be proactive It’s alright to take a little break after graduating (after all you’ve earned it!), but don’t let those lazy days on your sofa roll into weeks. If you want to get ahead you’ll need to be proactive and not wait for opportunities to come to you. Don’t wait for permission Want a job in web development? Practise making dummy websites in different styles. Want to write blog posts for a living? …

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The key to recruiting millennials

In the next 5 years millennials will make up half the global workforce and it’s predicted this number will have risen to a whopping 75% by just 2025. Having grown-up in a digital world, they’re the first fully connected generation and consequently have different behaviours, needs and aspirations in the workplace than previous generations.Comparing the attitudes of Baby Boomers to Millennials, shows this new generation are more vocal about what they want from their career; they are looking for financial stability and access to the property ladder, which in turn impacts on their expectations at work. Millennials are purpose driven …

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Open Studios: Talent Week: Call For Participants Now Live!

Looking to attract new talent to your company? Showcase the fantastic, creative and innovative work you do at this year’s Open Studios: Talent Week. What’s Open Studios? For 5 days this October as part of Brighton Digital Festival, our members are invited to open their doors and hold an event in Open Studios: Talent Week. Whether you’re a small or large company, we’d love you to be involved! The week is a fantastic opportunity to raise your company profile within the community, showcase what you do and attract new talent to your business. Why should you get involved? Looking to recruit? Meet …

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HR Resolutions: getting ahead for the New Year

Even if you don’t have a dedicated HR person within the company, if you employ staff you will need to look after your employees and internal communications to make sure the business runs smoothly. Make it your resolution to focus on a few areas that could make all the difference in 2017. Here’s some things to consider that could set you off to a better year: Evaluate Look at the successes, as well as challenges you faced in 2016: What could have gone better and what could be done to prevent issues happening again? What are you and your staff …

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Why Wired Sussex are hiring a Digital Marketing apprentice….

Supporting the development of our regional digital cluster is central to all our thinking and work at Wired Sussex and consequently we see the emerging skills deficit as the biggest challenge we (collectively) face to ensure continued growth. Consequently, the Digital Skills agenda is of upmost importance to us and a hot topic locally, nationally & globally. The need for enthusiastic, adaptable, creative and technically skilled people is central to helping our members grow their businesses; at the end of the day it’s people that make your business. With a skills deficit in many digital roles and the Fourth Industrial Revolution‘s rapid …

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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 Breakfast Session: Finding, Developing and Retaining Talent

Last week I chaired our Breakfast Session ‘Finding, developing and retaining talent ’  with a marvellous panel of experts – Andy Budd CEO at Clearleft, Terry Swann Global Recruitment Manager at Brandwatch and Alex McGregor Stewart the Director of Lighthouse Learning – who shared their knowledge & experience and answered questions from members. In case you couldn’t make it, we want to share as much of the conversation as possible. Below are the key points from the session (SketchNote courtesy of M.I.SCRIBE.) Andy Budd Salary is just one part of the deal for employees – Purpose, Meaning and Place are what makes an employee choose you and stay with you …

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Jobs, Projects and a Happy Hello from the New Jobs and Talent Manager.

A happy HELLO to everyone who’s involved with Wired Sussex.  I’m Kelly, the new Jobs and Talent Manager and I am very excited to be here. So, I’ve been in Brighton for 21 years this year (eek), a proud graduate from the University of Sussex, still in love with everything that is Brighton.  I’ve worked for Hays, the Department for Work and Pensions and Business in the Community in recruitment, employer advising, volunteer and project management.  I’ve freelanced for Brighton and Hove Food Partnership, along with a stint in Madagascar working in marine conservation, diving every day!  I’ve also run …

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The Digital, Media and Tech Jobs Fair: Sometimes, the best things in life are free

We are giving our recruiting members the opportunity to exhibit free of charge at our upcoming jobs fair, and here’s why it is very much worth your while. Our sector needs a near-constant influx of highly, and specifically, skilled people to keep it moving forward; but as a recruiting company, making sure you’re getting the right talent is hard. Making sure that you’re their first choice can be even harder. The Digital, Media and Tech Jobs Fair, powered by Wired Sussex, aims to provide opportunities: to speak to jobseekers face to face, to showcase what you do effectively, and to …

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