Tips & Hints

  • The hard truth about soft skills

    Sometimes it seems as though the list of skills and attributes that employers want in their potential employees is getting longer and harder to attain. And, worst of all, it's full of unmeasurable, intangible 'soft skills'. Things like 'interpersonal skills', 'communication',...

  • 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,...

  • Should you disclose your nationality on your CV?

    Lately I have seen a number of International Students who have asked me the same question,“should I put my nationality on my CV?” and “will this affect how employers view my application?” My view is to be upfront about this… Remember...

  • Just finished your PhD?

    We're seeing quite a few people at the moment who have recently finished their PhD thesis or are close to finishing. If that's you, you're probably exepriencing a range of emotions, which will vary according to the time of day,...

  • Need a break from revision?

    The Independents Top 10 Revision Tips are excellent and will get you off a flying start! I was particularly drawn to the tip on 'Rewarding Yourself'. Why not reward yourself with a 10-minute break from your revision and check out  iCould? I...

  • Career Resolutions that will Jump-start your Job Hunt!

    January is a bleak month, the sparkle of the festive season is behind us and many undergraduate students at Bath will be busy revising for their upcoming exams. In and among all this it is easy to put off career...

  • Job Scams and paying for careers related experience or advice

    Two topics for the price of one today! Job Scams Every day we receive emails from organisations wanting us to advertise their wonderful opportunties to you. It is pretty straightforward if it is a paid work opportunity. We have checks...

  • Don't miss our festive newsletter!

    I imagine you're all really looking forward to the Christmas break! A few days ago we circulated our last Student Newsletter for 2014, if you missed it in the mountain of emails you have to work through before the holidays,...

  • Are you graduating this week?

      Congratulations from everyone in the Careers Team!  Did you know you can continue to access the support from the Careers Service event after you have graduated? Whether you see your future in work, study, self- employment; or even if you’re...

  • Why is civil society important to human rights?

      To celebrate Human Rights Day on Wednesday 10 December, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is running a photography competition for people aged 15-30. To enter, all you need to do is post a picture on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #ProtectCivilSociety...