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Talent2017 Jobs Fair Videos: Helping You Progress With Your Career In The Digital Sector

Talent2017 was a 3-day skills festival for the digital sector. On the first day of the festival we ran the region’s largest digital careers fair which brought together key elements to provide attendees with advice and contact to start - or progress with - an exciting, challenging and rewarding career.

It was fantastic to have over 30 companies and 650+ attendees at the event.

Some of our sectors most exciting and desirable companies had stalls at the event and were able to talk directly with job seekers giving out top tips and discussing opportunities within their companies.

Exhibiting companies included: iCrossing, The Unit, Gene Commerce, Equal Experts, Madgex, Jellyfish, WMP, Crunch, Claromentis, West Pier Studio, William Reed Business Media, Cogapp, Site Visibility, Holograph,, Brighton Music Office, The Progress Film Company, Oban, CDO Partners, The Student Room, Fresh Egg, Mind Tools, Gemini Print, Intelligenz Solutions, Brandwatch

There were a number of education providers who were on hand to give advice and guidance: University of Sussex, City College Brighton & Hove, University of Brighton, Digital Marketing For Grads.

We also had a series of workshops run by National Careers Service covering CV clinics, interview techniques, effective applications and job-search techniques.

Videos from the day

In addition to the exhibiting stands and workshops there were 12 talks including:

How to Never Work a Day In Your Life by Kelvin Newman, Founder of Brighton SEO

What Employers Look For In The Modern Age by Lucy Smith, Founder of Digital Marketing For Grads

Women In The Digital Sector by Natalie Lloyd, Digital Brand Strategist at Pixeldot

Climbing The Digital Career Ladder by Chole Langford, Front-end Developer and Vicki Tingle, Developer at Gene

Getting a Career In the Digital Sector by me (Rebecca Groves) Head of Projects at Wired Sussex.

Photos from the day can be found on our Facebook page and you can checkout the online conversation on our Storify from the day

Looking for a job?

If you didn’t make it along to the Jobs Fair here are some top tips to help you with your career journey:

- Watch the videos above

- Register for Wired Sussex job alerts

- Go to networking events

- Come along to Talent2018 (drop us an email and we’ll get in touch when tickets are released)

A huge thanks to all our speakers and all the job seekers who attended the fair. Also a special thanks to the festival headline sponsors iCrossing and sponsors City College Brighton & Hove and Crunch, and also to our supporters The Unit, Equal Experts, Madgex, Jellyfish, University of Sussex, WPM, and Gene.

About the author

Rebecca Groves

Hi, I'm Wired Sussex's Skills and Talent Strategy Lead. I oversee our skills and talent strategy for the regional digital sector. This includes the delivery of activity which addresses this strategy, such as our annual Talent festival, and working with members to help them benefit from our initiatives.

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