Applications

  • Personal Profiles on CVs - Yes or a No, No?

    This week, we are running our #GetAhead webinars; I am just finishing writing the CV's and Applications talk and found myself in a debate with colleagues over personal profiles on CV's. Career profiles, personal profiles, career objective, personal statement - are...

  • Is it time to talk about my future?

    Today, I had a 1:1 meeting with a Bath graduate, towards the end of our appointment she said "I wish I would have thought about my future much earlier" Many of you will be excited about coming to Bath, frantically...

  • Top tips to get into Investment Banking!

    Typically Investment Banking graduate schemes have one of the earliest application deadlines with some closing as early as Mid-October! Whether you're applying for an internship or a graduate scheme, the top tips will help you stand out and make you feel more confident about...

  • Get ahead of the game...

      It seems every year, graduate scheme applications open earlier and earlier! However as a general rule of thumb, the application period for graduate schemes starts in September 2015 and will end in December or January 2016. A significant proportion...

  • Hello September!

    It is really good to be back blogging after our wee break over the summer. This academic year is exciting in Careers - we are launching our Facebook Page (please like us!), launching a personal development programme for our female...

  • Ability or empathy - what will help your career more?

    I read an article today about some research done for Hay Group, a management consultancy, that had as its main theme the fact that "70% of graduate respondents say[ing] that in order to succeed in their work they simply need to be...

  • Employers spend 8.8 seconds looking at CV's

    Employers sifting through applications is likened to swiping through Tinder as research shows people spend 8.8 seconds looking at a CV. So how do you ensure your CV grabs an employers attention? Get the look right: choose the right font and...

  • Times New Roman is the typeface equivalent of wearing sweatpants to an interview

    We all know, your CV is one of the most important items in your job hunting tool kit. So, I was fascinated to come across this blog post by Bloomberg on the best and worst fonts to use on your CV. According...

  • Decisions, decisions.....

    Lately we are seeing quite a few students trying to weigh up whether to look for a job in an area they don't quite meet the requirements for, or to spend a year studying for a masters degree to bolster...

  • Applying for jobs in academia - resources round up

    As the time of year is approaching when I spend quite a bit of my time giving feedback on academic job applications, I thought it would be a good time to draw together some useful resources on applying for jobs...