Advice

  • Connecting with Employers in the Cloud

    The way we live, and work is changing daily and here are some tips on making the most of the recruitment session – most of which is happening virtually.  Over the last couple of months, we have been talking to...

  • Checklist for final years

      Hello all final year students. It is a strange time we are all in, and we in the Career Service hope you are all doing well this first week back. We are here to support you in your final...

  • Postdoc Appreciation Week: Look for potential, rather than looking for track record

    As part of our blog series celebrating Postdoc Appreciation Week, Dr Amy Birch, Researcher Development Manager at the University of Bath, has written a guest blog post with her reflections on Vitae Connections Week 2020 A key theme in researcher...

  • National Postdoc Appreciation Week - Where do I find jobs in my field?

    As this week is Postdoc Appreciation Week, we wanted to share a few posts aimed specifically at our fantastic community of Research Associates, Research Assistants and Research Fellows. We recognise the vast array of technical skills and knowledge, strengths and...

  • How to sell yourself and feel ok about it

    I've talked to quite a few people recently who've said they find it really hard to 'sell themselves' in applications and interviews, so I thought I'd share a few thoughts on what this actually means and some tips for making...

  • 4 Skills You Get From Working From Home

    Although society and offices are opening up, a significant percentage of people are still working from home and will work from home for a while yet. Many of our graduating students will start their new graduate role working remotely and...

  • Coping with career rejection

    At the Careers Service, we’re here to support you on your journey into the working world. A significant part of this journey might involve coping with rejection, either at the application stage or further along after an interview. We want to encourage positivity and set you up for success, and making...

  • Online networking - starting the conversation

    Several students have asked me recently about how to start the online networking conversation. You have a great LinkedIn profile or you have registered for Bath Connection, raring to connect with alumni to ask questions about their careers, but you...

  • Personal Statements for Academic Jobs

    I first published this post in 2015, but I've given it a little refresh for 2020, based on my experience of having read many personal statements for academic jobs, and heard academic recruiters talking about what helps to make a...

  • Remote Working Opportunities

    I think it’s fair to say not everyone sets out to work from home. And yet with the UK still under lockdown, remote working is the ‘new normal’ for many office workers. Maybe you’ve considered a work-from-home job yourself, only...