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Succeed in the selection process: support and resources

Find out about the Careers Service resources and support available to help you make it through all stages of the selection process.

Skills workshops and occupational briefings

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, see our events and fairs page.

In addition, a programme of generic skills training courses for doctoral students is offered by the University. See the DoctoralSkills webpages.

Skills information resources

We have a range of information about skills including reference books, helpsheets and videos. The information covers topics like career choice, application forms, aptitude tests and interviews and assessment centres. You can see a complete list in our online resources catalogue.


We have a [selection of videos produced by AGCAS which you can watch by logging into MyFuture and searching in the resources section. Topics include interviews and assessment centres.

Get help with applications, interviews and assessment centres

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.

Access the guide.

Interviews and assessment centres guide

This is a booklet written by our Careers Advisers to help you prepare for interviews and assessment centres. It covers a variety of different interview and assessment formats.

Access the guide

InterviewStream video software

We can now offer you the opportunity to practice interview skills using video interview software. InterviewStream offers you a choice of building your own interview or you can take one of our pre-prepared ones.

Find out more about InterviewStream.

Preparing for an interview - last minute help

Ideally, you need to give yourself enough time to prepare for an interview as it is often the main way that employers confirm your suitability for the position they have available. However, sometimes the amount of time available to you can be severely limited.

For these situations Preparing for an interview - last minute help is a concise guide to how you can use your preparation time as effectively as possible.

One-to-one help

We can offer you a practice interview with a Careers Adviser, or an appointment where you can discuss all aspects of your interview preparation.

For more details see our appointments page.

Booking a room for a telephone or video interview

You can book a space with us in the Virgil Building for your interview.

This gives you solo access to a room where you can use your own phone or take a call via a landline, and you can use your own laptop and webcam or use the available PC and its webcam.

To book, please phone us on 01225 386009 or come in and see us at the Virgil Building.

Personal Development Planning (PDP)

Take a look at the introduction to PDP which provides framework documents for undergraduates and postgraduates. 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.

See also the other materials about developing skills at Bath.

Other pages on succeeding in the selection process