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Appointment and drop-in options from Careers

Find out about Careers drop-ins and appointments.

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What's on offer

Appointment and drop-in options

We have introduced a few changes to our service this year to ensure we are more available and more responsive. We are offering drop-ins and appointments, which are listed below. Use this information to make sure you're getting the help you need.

To help you get advice as quickly as possible, we encourage you to make use of daily support from the Careers Helpdesk and use our online resources.

If you are not sure where to start find out how to get help from Careers.

Daily drop-in support from the Careers Helpdesk

The Careers Helpdesk is available 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday on campus and remotely.

Visit the Careers Centre on campus to get help from the Helpdesk in person. You can get immediate assistance with your career questions or get help with an application. No appointment is necessary - just drop in when you need us.

We should be able to give you advice right away during your drop-in visit. For more in-depth questions, we're happy to book you a one-on-one appointment on the spot.

Access the Careers Helpdesk:

Bookable appointments

We have introduced a limit on bookable appointments so we can help more students and graduates. We also want you to develop your career confidence and feel equipped to take action and move forward with your planning.

You can book up to four appointments per semester across all bookable appointment types.

CV and Applications Advice appointments

These are 20-minute appointments with Applications Advisers.

  • Open to students of any year and University of Bath graduates.
  • For feedback on an application form, CV, cover letter, LinkedIn profile or personal statement. This can be for employment or further study.
  • You'll need to upload the document you'd like feedback on when you book.
  • Appointments take place in person and remotely. You can choose between a telephone call, Teams call or in-person appointment when you book online.
  • Appointments are confidential.
  • Please note that we don't offer a feedback service via email.
  • Book from 12am, seven days in advance. At peak times appointments will fill up very quickly.
  • We don't offer feedback on architecture or design portfolios.

Book a CV and Applications Advice on MyFuture

Prepare for your appointment

We recommend you read our guide on how to get the most out of your appointment. Go to How to get the most out of your CV and Applications Advice appointment.

Other sources of CV, cover letter and application form help

You can also:

Careers Appointments

These are 20-minute appointments with Careers Consultants.

  • Ideal if you are wondering where to start, or you have a specific query. For example, job search, career options or interview preparation.
  • Not for CV or application feedback - for these you need a CV and Applications Advice appointment.
  • Book a Careers Appointment if you need to complete the Careers Service sign-off part of a Discretionary Internship Bursary application. A Careers Consultant will talk through your plans with you before completing this part of the form. We cannot complete forms sent to us via email.
  • Appointments take place in person and remotely. You can choose between a telephone call, Teams call or in-person appointment when you book online.
  • Appointments are confidential.
  • Appointments are for students of any year and University of Bath graduates.
  • Book from 12am, seven days in advance. At peak times the appointments will fill up very quickly.

Book an appointment on MyFuture

Getting the most out of your appointment

We recommend you read our guide before you book to help you get the most of your appointment.

Go to What to expect from a Careers Service appointment and how to prepare

Careers Plus appointments for students with disabilities

These are 20-minute appointments with Careers Consultants who have experience supporting disabled students.

  • For support with informing employers about (disclosing) a disability.
  • For advice on identifying and requesting reasonable adjustments in the application process.
  • Ongoing careers support from Careers Consultants throughout your degree and after graduation.
  • Appointments take place in person and remotely. You can choose between a telephone call, Teams call or in-person appointment when you book.
  • Appointments are confidential.
  • Appointments are for any student or graduate with a disability or long-term health condition, including mental health, long term chronic illness, physical or sensory, or a specific learning disability such as dyslexia.

If you have already informed the university about your disability, either book online via MyFuture from 12am, seven days in advance or email careers-plus@bath.ac.uk for help with booking.

If you have not informed the university about your disability email careers-plus@bath.ac.uk and we can book you in directly.

Remember that students with disabilities can also book CV and Application Advice appointments and mainstream Careers Appointments.

Find out about the additional support we offer disabled students

Read more about our careers help for disabled students.

Careers Guidance appointments

Careers Guidance appointments are available by referral only. For example, after attending a Careers Appointment or CV and Applications Advice appointment.

They are open to students of any year and University of Bath graduates.

  • This service with our Careers Consultants will help you define what you want from your career and give guidance on planning your next steps.
  • Appointments can last up to 45 minutes and are confidential.
  • Careers Guidance Plus appointments (45 minutes) are available for students with disabilities who have been referred from a Careers Plus appointment.
  • Appointments take place in person and remotely. You can choose between a telephone call, Teams call or in-person appointment when you book.

Booking information

  • If you have been referred to a guidance appointment the Consultant will book you an appointment at a mutually agreed time.

Interview support

Online tools

You can get instant interview practice through our online tools via MyFuture:

Interview practice

You can use a Careers advice drop-in to get help with your interview preparation. You can also book a 20 minute Careers Appointment for informal interview practice. You can use these to practise non-tailored interview questions and get feedback. You do not have to have an interview coming up to book interview practice.

Go to MyFuture to book

Tailored mock interviews

If you have an interview coming up. You can request a 25 minute mock interview tailored to that upcoming interview. Your request will be reviewed by a member of Careers staff. They will review our current availability and get back to you.

Tailored mock interviews have limited availability. We are unable to offer a tailored mock interview for every interview you have scheduled. We may impose restrictions on the number of tailored mock interviews you can request.

Please note: We cannot offer mock interviews for technical or case interviews. Go to MyFuture to request a mock interview

Interview discussion

If you don't want to practice questions but do have general concerns about interviews, you can attend a drop-in or book a Careers Appointment to discuss these. You can use thse to talk through any concerns or questions you might have about an upcoming interview or about interviews in general. You do not have to have an interview coming up to discuss interviews.

Go to MyFuture to book

Enquiries

If you have any questions, please contact us.


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