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The Company Secretary: a look at the specialised, six-figure route to the boardroom

        (Plus – details for a related competition with a £1000 first prize, below) For the long-term planners among us – you may be already weighing and researching career paths with good developmental opportunities, in terms of both salary and role. And if you’re not – I’d recommend reading on anyway, to …

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Career profile: Teaching– when (and how) to apply for training

For all the cataclysmic headlines about school teaching, the profession remains a popular training choice for graduates – UCAS reported a little over 46,000 PGCE applications in 2017. As finalist undergraduates, it’s likely you’ll know peers who are already decided on teacher training. And it’s not terribly hard to see why: Financial stability – with …

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Love Travel, Tech and The Great Outdoors?

Craig Simmonds gives us the inside scoop on a post-study vocation that combines the outdoors and tech-based, challenge-solving adventure. Craig was first introduced to ground probing radar tech in 1993, having  previously worked as a topographic land and measured building surveyor, as well as an Olympic Village site engineer in Barcelona.  Fascinated with the expanding …

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The Graduate Outcomes Survey

Graduate Outcomes survey for Reading students who graduates betweeb August and October 2017

Reading Graduates, take the Graduate Outcomes survey and tell us about life after higher education Did you graduate from Reading between Aug – Oct 2017? If so, you’ve been sent the Graduate Outcomes survey via email.

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How to use the STAR technique in a job interview

STAR technique in interviews

Jessica Ching is Digital Content & Marketing Executive at the London-based graduate recruitment agency, Give A Grad A Go. Since 2009, they have placed nearly 3,000 candidates in their ideal graduate jobs. Browse the latest Graduate Jobs on Give A Grad A Go’s website. A graduate job interview can consist of many different types of interview questions; including knowledge-based, …

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