Networking

  • Turn job rejection into an opportunity...

    Picture this: You've been to the interview or assessment centre for your dream job and are now waiting with bated breath for the outcome... You are constantly refreshing your inbox and checking your phone. Then it arrives, the dreaded "thank...

  • Decisions, decisions.....

    Lately we are seeing quite a few students trying to weigh up whether to look for a job in an area they don't quite meet the requirements for, or to spend a year studying for a masters degree to bolster...

  • The British Council UK Alumni Recruitment Fair China

    Did you know its International Careers Week? We have a packed week of live links with employers, on-campus presentations and skills sessions such as how to use LinkedIn to build networks. That's not all, our blog this week will feature opportunities...

  • International Careers Week: the world is your oyster

    Today we are launching our second International Careers Week, which will run from 2-6 March. Whether you are an international student looking for opportunities to work here or at home, or a British student looking to expand your horizons and...

  • Mentoring to develop your leadership skills

    A survey by RSA, the executive search firm, looked at the UK life sciences industry and found that “women bring empathy and intuition to leadership” with nearly two-thirds of respondents (62 per cent) thinking that women contribute differently in the boardroom,...

  • Find out facts not fiction about jobs

    I was reading an article today on the BBC News website where people are griping about how their job is portrayed on TV. With the number of TV dramas that involve police, legal professionals, scientists, doctors, teachers and their like,...

  • Have you thought of a career in Human Rights?

    The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and...

  • 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...

  • Only connect....the Bath way

    If you've ever wanted to have a chat to someone about their job - how they got it, what the interview was like, what they do every day - but wondered how on earth you are going to get in...

  • #Jobhunt using Twitter!

    Social media sites are now becoming an increasingly important job hunting tool. Having an appropriate Facebook and a professional, well written LinkedIn profile will protect you by portraying you as someone a recruiter might want to employ. According to the...