Category: careers advice

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

National Mentoring Day: sign-up to Thrive

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To celebrate National Mentoring Day on 27 October, we’d like to invite you to connect with a professional mentor by signing up to our Thrive Career Mentoring Scheme. In your penultimate year of study, you’re one of the lucky students that could benefit from our THRIVE mentoring scheme, where we’ll help you connect with a …

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How to succeed in Law: 10 practical tips for new lawyers

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Written by Ali Panchoo, experienced Senior Marketing Executive and content writer at Qredible.co.uk with a demonstrated history of working in the legal services industry. Law is in practice for decades all over the world. The United States has the most number of laws in the world. Moreover, new rules and regulations are always put in …

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Top 6 CV tips to land your dream internship

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Written by Discover Financial Services The following tips from the Discover Talent Team will help you get noticed, impress hiring managers, and shine bright. 1. Download a Template The easiest way to start? Download a template. Ask a friend, check your university’s career centre, or search the internet for a template you can build from. …

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10 steps to building a personal powerful brand for new opportunities

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If I asked a lot of you where you wanted to work and how much you wanted to earn in the next 5 years, I’m sure you would have an idea. My next question would be, how do you want to get there and this is where I find that a lot of people stumble. …

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8 tips on how to start a business and succeed

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Having a business idea and starting a business is complicated. There is so much to consider, from a great idea to register a company. Starting a business requires analytical thinking, purposeful organization, and detailed record keeping. From our experience at Smart Servicing Centre, you need to be flexible and have good planning and organizational skills …

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