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  • Dyslexia is Richard Branson's greatest business advantage!

    This morning I came across this article, in which Richard Branson explains why he considers dyslexia his greatest business advantage. He says having dyslexia strengthened his communication skills and credits it with another of his signature management techniques: the habit of always taking...

  • Are you graduating with a 2:2?

    Getting your degree from Bath is a great achievement!  But what if your results aren't quite what you expected? Every year about 30% of graduates leave with a 2:2.   If you have found yourself in this situation and are worrying about...

  • 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...

  • Top 5 Time Management Tips!

    We understand this is a really busy time for Bath students, with project deadlines, exams and having to fit in job hunting. There are times it just feels too much; so we thought we would share our top time management...

  • Careers Advice from the Game of Thrones....

    Hope you all had a lovely Easter break! We know there are a number of you out there who are fans of George R . R Martins Game of Thrones books and the ever popular HBO series which kicks off...

  • Crack on with planning your job hunt!

    This is our last blog post till the 13th April, whilst your thoughts may have turned to a well earned break we wanted to share with you some tips on how you can make the most of the Easter Vacation to...

  • Use the Easter vacation to get your job hunting on track!

    We know you're snowed under with deadlines leading up to Easter vacation, however did you know the Careers Service is open over the holidays? Easter Vacation 2015 Opening Hours Mon 30 Mar - Thu 2 Apr: Open 09:15-13:00 Closed 13:00-14:00...

  • What to wear at an Interview

    The email inviting you to interview has landed in your inbox, hurrah! You call your mum and tell her the good news and book a practice interview with the Careers team at Bath. Then it hits you... OMG! WHAT AM...

  • Whats in a handshake?

    You might think a handshake is straightforward – you clasp, shake, release – what could possibly go wrong? Well, here are five types of common handshakes you might want to avoid in an interview: The floppy fish: nerves can play havoc...

  • How can you be happy in your placement or graduate job?

    Today is the UN's International Day of Happiness – a day set aside to raise global awareness that happiness is a fundamental human goal.  Now, the average Brit spends 100,000 hours at work during their lifetime – that's more than 11...