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How to sell yourself and feel ok about it

📥  Advice, Applications, Interviews

I've talked to quite a few people recently who've said they find it really hard to 'sell themselves' in applications and interviews. Rightly or wrongly this phrase can sometimes conjure up images of aggressive Apprentice-style pitches about how great you are. But is this really what employers expect? In a nutshell they expect you to... Read more »

Marketing yourself as a mature student

📥  Advice, Applications

As a mature student you will have a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience, sometimes developed in a variety of contexts. But how can you make sure you communicate these clearly and effectively to potential employers? Here's a few quick tips: Tip 1 # Think broadly about your experience Employers value skills developed in a range... Read more »

New Books in our Careers Library!

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📥  Advice, Careers Resources, inspire

We have a small reference library of carefully selected career books in the Careers Service. Come in and have a browse and a read, or find a list of what’s in stock in our online catalogue. Newly purchased items are listed online and we have recently bought the updated, 2015/16 edition of John Lees’ How to get... Read more »

What does success mean to you?

📥  Academic Career, Advice, Diversity, Event, inspire

Last Thursday I had the privilege of attending Sulis Minerva Day, a day celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The final event in a day of inspirational and fascinating talks from eminent female scientists and engineers and engaging soapbox presentations from Bath's doctoral and postdoctoral researchers was a panel event on... Read more »

Battling nerves before an interview

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📥  Advice, Careers Resources, Interviews, Tips & Hints

It is natural to feel nervous in front of an interview, but sometimes it can all feel a bit too much. Here are some tips that I follow and that I hope can help you battle those nerves. Preparation This is an obvious one but the more you prepare, the better you will feel on... Read more »

Cracking Careers Wisdom...

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📥  Advice, Applications, Career Development

Christmas crackers are a traditional Christmas favourite,  did you know they were first made in about 1845-1850 by a London sweet maker called Tom Smith? He had seen the French 'bon bon' sweets (almonds wrapped in pretty paper). He came back to London and tried selling sweets like that in England and also included a small... Read more »

Time management tips around exams!

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📥  Advice, Tips & Hints

I was in the library a few days back, it was heaving! You lot, hunched over your textbooks, sunlight deprived and looking visibly stressed. I have been there, albeit a long time ago and know the feeling of living off cups of coffee and pot noodles. It really does take its toll on your mind... Read more »

Do you worry you are not good enough?

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📥  Advice, Graduate Jobs, Tips & Hints

During the summer I was privileged to hear the author and careers coach John Lees give a talk on surviving change to a conference of Higher Education careers staff. He is someone who I have admired for the simple truth he brings to the challenging issue of job hunting. His book How to Get a... Read more »