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  • Autism in the Workplace...

    This recent article in The Guardian highlights the work of Specialisterne (Danish for the Specialists) – a charitable organisation which has now spread to 13 countries, including Britain, where for the last two years it has placed people on the...

  • DisabledGo provides access guide at Bath!

      This morning I have been exploring the DisabledGo routes at Bath. This is a fantastic resource and will I am sure be of huge help to our prospective and current disabled students.  DisabeledGo provides invaluable information about the accessibility of...

  • 5 ways to an effective networking email...

    "Email is where keystrokes go to die" Scott Hanselman, a Microsoft employee has made a simple but important point. If you want to get in touch with busy people, you must know how not to waste their time. Far too many...

  • How to Answer ‘What’s Your Greatest Weakness?’

    Every time I deliver a interview skills workshop, inevitably someone asks, "how can I answer the weakness question?". If I charged a £1 every time this horror question comes up in my training sessions, I would be a retired millionaire...

  • Do you want to be your own boss?

    There are lots of different routes to self employment, we wanted to summarise key pathways and signpost any Bath students considering self-employment to useful resources. Freelancing: there are a number of roles where freelancing is common. These include many creative jobs such as...

  • #Getahead Careers Programme

    The Bath Careers Service will be offering a series of 1-hour webinars (you can participate from the comfort of your home) aimed at students embarking on their Final year and students who have recently graduated.  The #getahead programme covers all aspects...

  • What job hunters can learn from politicians' tactics....

    Our political leaders have been through the most public and grueling interview for the top job and according to the Guardian, job seekers can learn a great deal from our politicians when it comes to interviews. Below is a summary of the key points...

  • Careers in Politics

    What other topic would we have for today's blog? If you do want to stand as an MP here are some facts: You must be over 18 years of age, be a British citizen or citizen of a Commonwealth country...

  • PwC is Scrapping UCAS Points As Entry Criteria For Graduate Jobs

    One of the UK's largest graduate employers is to scrap using UCAS points as entry criteria for its graduate scheme, something which could lead to a huge shake-up in the recruitment sector. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is believed to be the first...

  • 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...