The staff in the Careers Service are delighted to see campus back in to full swing, especially now students are booking appointments and once more engaging with their careers research and investigation. We do like to be busy!
Here are three things you could be doing to make sure you stay ahead of the game at this time of year.
Check out our Programme of Events
Our new programme is now live and booking in MyFuture. We have a range of employers coming on campus you can meet up with them to find out more about their opportunities. Some of them will be running skills events too. Our Careers Adviser will also be busy delivering a range of employability skills sessions on campus and virtually. We also have International Careers Week commencing February 29th. Some examples from our programme:
- Finding Summer Work Experience
- Interview Success
- Writing UK Style Covering letters (for International students)
- Finding a job other than a "graduate scheme"
- Turning your placement into Graduate job
- Careers Prep in a Day for Final year undergraduates (Saturday)
- Careers Prep in a Day for Master students
- Webinar: Decisions, Decisions…How to begin your grad job search
- Webinar: Considering a PhD or a Masters?
- Assessment Centre Workshops including the chance to practise
- Using LinkedIn and the Bath Connection to expand your network and build your career
Start Looking or Keep Looking for jobs (summer and graduate)
MyFuture has opportunities being added all the time, be they summer or placement work experience or graduate jobs. Make time to check in regularly and use the Advanced Opportunity Search to create and save searches. Note that in the date option you can select for the search to show what has been added since you last logged in.
Be aware of how some types of jobs will not be advertised in MyFuture and so find out how you can search for jobs speculatively. Read our two guides Finding a Graduate Job and Finding Work Experience for advice on more comprehensive approaches to job hunting.
Keep your CV and covering letters fresh
I am not talking about keeping them in the fridge but keeping them alive. There is a tendency to fall into complacency once you feel you have nailed your CV and covering letter. Make sure you keep it up to date with new activities and always review your CV in the light of what the employer is looking for. If you have not had success yet then do take the chance to review them with an Adviser and seek help from alumni and employer contacts in your chosen field.
Have a great semester and keep in touch with the Careers Service.