applications

  • Top tips for pre-reg pharmacy applications

    Its that time of the year when our Placements team at Bath are busy organising careers talks and events for our Pharmacy students as the deadlines for pre-reg applications start looming. So, I thought I would share some tips to...

  • Recruiters' most hated CV phrases revealed...

    How long do you spend reading a potential candidates CV? New research from the New College of the Humanities has revealed that recruiters on average make their minds up in less than 60 seconds. The findings came after researchers interviewed over 860...

  • One-size-fits-nobody

    I have to admit it, my heart sinks a little when someone says to me that they have brought in their 'general CV'. I'm always happy to look at CVs - every one is different, and I learn so many...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Grammar rules for your CV!

    I came across this really helpful blog post on 'grammar rules for your CV'. We understand grammar can be a challenge for many of our students; for example  you may be dyslexic or English may not be your first language. Therefore, as...

  • How to sell Your Volunteering to Employers

    Spend any amount of time looking at CVs and you discover how amazingly generous university students are with their time. I'm constantly surprised by the  volunteering our students manage to be involved in which is often over and above their...

  • Internship Programme for Students and Graduates with Disabilities or Long-term Health Conditions

    Change 100 is a paid placement programme to match talented and ambitious students and recent graduates with disabilities or long-term health conditions with top UK companies. Disabilities or long-term health conditions could include physical, visual or hearing impairments, mental health...

  • The good and the bad of networking

    Recently I have seen  quite a few students on quick query who are struggling with demonstrating their motivation in cover letters or application form questions. It is quite tricky to get right. I am very much a believer that you need...