Category: careers advice

Careers insights, updates and news from the Careers Service at the University of Reading.   

Top 5 tips for effective remote working

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1. Create some routines! It can be hard working on your own. You can make it easier if you put structure in place. Structures include things like: Setting up a workspace where you go every day to do your work (probably not in bed!). Go there at the same time each day and start at …

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Four ways to explore career options with your degree subject

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1. Explore our subject guides We provide detailed information about the typical range of career options that link with your degree subject. Subject options will help in four ways: Provides a good outline of the job roles you might enter Gives tips on how to build experience so you can decide if this job could work …

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Welcome to our virtual Careers & Placements support!

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Considering recent changes, the Careers and Placements teams have changed all their student-facing services to a fully digital service. This means you can fully engage with your career development off-campus, at a time that suits you. Careers and placement appointments We’re operating our daily 1-1 careers and placement appointments virtually!  All appointments are delivered remotely, …

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Women in leadership: how leading a sports team can give you great experience

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Natasha Annis President of Women’s Basketball, RUSU Talk us through what you do for your society/sport/activity? As president, I ensure the overall running of the girls’ basketball team. I make sure that all my committee members and players are well supported to achieve their potential within the club and pass on my knowledge to these …

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Women in leadership: and interview with Dr Bolanle Adebola

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Dr Bolanle Adebola Current Job Role: Lecturer in International Commercial Law Previous roles/ background: I’m a qualified barrister and solicitor of the Nigerian Supreme Court. I have a PhD in Law, with expertise in corporate insolvency and restructuring law. I’m also an associate of the Governance Institute (ICSA). Co-leader of the UoR Staff BAME Network. …

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