Category: applications

Applications, CVs, Cover Letters

Writing tips from famous authors to boost your job applications

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No matter what career you want to go into, there’s one occasion when you need to be a great writer and that’s when applying for jobs. Whether it’s finding the best succinct way to get all the right information in your CV or knowing how to sell your skills and experience in a captivating way …

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Careers digital resources round-up

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Round-up written by a University of Reading Student Ambassador The University of Reading Careers service supports students in exploring any future career options to prepare them for life after graduation. Partnered tools are an avenue where they work with known companies to provide insight, tools and resources, helping you enter into the working world. By working …

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Get Careers Smart with our online course!

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Will you be looking for a graduate role in 2022? We’re here to support you and help you get Careers Smart. Graduate opportunities for students graduating in summer 2022 will start to be advertised from August 2021 and a large number of these will have application deadlines in October and November! With everything going on …

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How to Pass a Numerical Reasoning Test for Job Applications

Written by Stephie Goodman – WikiJob Even after university, you’re likely to encounter written tests. Companies across a variety of industries are increasingly turning to psychometric tests to help them screen job candidates. For roles that involve data analysis, numbers, or finance, applicants often have to take a numerical reasoning test to prove that they …

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The top 10 CV mistakes

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Writing a CV is challenging at the best of times, but by avoiding some of the more common pitfalls, you’ll find you’ll end up with a pretty good CV.  Go for quality, not quantity, by checking your CV isn’t harbouring any of these common errors. 1. Not all first impressions are good When a recruiter …

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