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  • 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...

  • Are you considering applying for graduate schemes this year?

    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 at the end of August and will end in December 2015 or January 2016....

  • PhD to publishing....two Science alumni share their stories

    I was recently invited to the Faculty of Science Career Pathways event. These are held regularly, and involve a couple of past Bath Science Graduate School alumni coming back in to talk about their career paths so far. The theme...

  • Should I do a PhD?

    This e-book from the website jobs.ac.uk has been developed to help all those who are considering undertaking a PhD. The focus is on using career decision-making approaches to assess and prepare for this rather than on the choice of research...

  • Personal Statements for Academic Jobs

    I've been reading a few of these of late. Here are some thoughts on suggested structure and content, answers to 'FAQs' on personal statements and thoughts on pitfalls to avoid. Before you start It's very tempting to jump in straight...

  • 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...

  • 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...