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  • Career building for new research postgraduates

    I've deliberately entitled this post 'career building' and not 'career planning'. If you're embarking on a research degree this week, you may very understandably feel that the first few weeks of a PhD programme are too early to be thinking...

  • Skype Interview Etiquette

    A few days back, I did a practice interview via Skype with a client, all was going well except I was rather distracted by a less than professional poster on the clients wall and that the candidate was wearing what looked...

  • Are you considering postgraduate study?

    According to HEFCE, in 2011-12 there were 501,330 postgraduate students studying in institutions in England and Northern Ireland, a 50% growth in the market. These last few weeks, we have seen an increase in the number of students coming in...

  • Opportunities for UK graduates in China

    Yesterday, George Osborne announced a feasibility study to link the London Stock Exchange with the Shanghai Stock Exchange, this initiative would enable Chinese and British shares to be traded in both countries. This announcement comes off the back of a £2bn deal under...

  • Welcome Freshers and Returners!

    If you’ve just started at The University of Bath or are returning after the summer break and you’ve already found this blog, congratulations! You rock! Brand new fresher? If you’re going to the Freshers Fair this week, you’ll probably find...

  • 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...

  • Careers Advice, what is it all about?

    Yesterday, someone asked me "what is careers advice all about and what do you do?" Got me thinking, we often assume our students know what we do and how we can help them, but I imagine the reality may be...

  • 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...