Category: careers advice

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

How to Be a Digital Nomad (Straight Out of University)

Written by Jen Morris from Wikijob Traditional pathways post university aren’t for everyone, and the modern world has opened up plenty of opportunities for those looking to balance a career with a passion for adventure. If this sounds like you, you might want to consider the life of a digital nomad.  What Is a Digital …

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How to start your career as a student

Written by Shu Ming, Real Estate and Planning Undergraduate A lot of us who are currently studying at the University feel unclear or unsure about what to do in the future. I receive many questions and comments from my surrounding friends such as, “I can’t see what I am doing in the next five years”, …

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Top soft skills that employers look for in job candidates

It’s not uncommon for recruiters to encounter applicants who have all of the technical competencies required for the job–and then turn them down. This is because recruiters also look at an applicant’s soft skills. Compared to hard or technical skills, soft skills are more intangible and difficult to objectively measure. These can include personal qualities, …

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A Guide to Startup Success for Students

Hannah Walters (The Writers Guild) More individuals are starting their own businesses than ever before. According to recent statistics, the majority of these are individuals currently studying at university. Students are launching their own businesses at a rate of one every two hours. This is hardly surprising. Starting your own business at university can be …

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Top Tips for Applying to Graduate Schemes

Graduate schemes

Written by Caroline Thomas, Geography and Environmental Science student  Taking the next step on from life as a graduate at university can sometimes feel daunting nowadays with many pathways open to students leading in different directions. The opportunities are endless – with many students going on to do further study, some taking time out, some …

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