Succeed in the selection process: skills development & occupational awareness
- improve your employability
- find out about occupations, sectors, industries and professions
- cope with applications, interviews and assessment centres
- practise aptitude tests
- get that job
- build up your Personal Development Planning portfolio.
These sessions are designed to help you make and implement career choices. Workshops are delivered by employers and speakers from professional bodies as well as our Careers Advisers.
To find out about Development events, come in and pick up a programme or see Skills Development programme (campus only) for listings.
All Skills Development sessions count towards the new Bath Award.
In addition, a programme of generic skills training courses for research postgraduates is offered by the University. See the PGSkills webpages.
We have a range of information about skills including reference books, pamphlets, DVDs and videos. You can watch DVDs and videos in the Information Room, and many of our pamphlets are available as take-aways. The information covers topics like career choice, application forms, aptitude tests, interviews and assessment centres, and you can see a complete list online.
We have a selection of DVDs produced by AGCAS which you can watch over the Internet. Topics include interviews and assessment centres.
Downloadable helpsheets covering application forms, interviews, assessment centres and CVs.
The Interviewer is a program which allows you to record yourself answering interview questions - then you can play back the recordings to review your performance. It is available in the Careers Information Room. Please ask at Reception if you would like to use it.
Reports written by students about the selection processes they have faced with particular employers.
Application, CV and cover letter guide
This is a booklet written by our Careers Advisers to help you write CVs, application forms and covering letters. It has examples of different approaches to layout, as well as written information and advice.
You can pick up a copy in the Information Room, or download
it as follows:
PDF file - 462 kb (campus only). You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDF file - you can download a free copy from the Adobe site.
RTF file - 5,410 kb (campus only).
An introduction to PDP with a link to the University of Bath's web-based system where you can log your achievements, competencies and skills. The aim is to help you to reflect on your development and to formulate your own plan of what you want to achieve during your time at Bath. The system also provides links to the support services which you can use.
- Aptitude tests
- Are you a first year?
- Equalities issues
- Find out about occupations
- Services for postgraduates
- Recruitment Events (campus only) - for details on employers' recruitment events
- the Students' Union's Skills Training.