Category: Careers Advice

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

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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Fraud Warning – Campbell Gray Hotels

Campell Gray Hotels fake recruitment ad alert - fake employer scams students around the UK under the false pretext of offering work opportunities

Fake employer using real company name scams students around the UK – Campbell Gray Hotels The Careers Centre advertises job opportunities for students via our online portal, MyJobsOnline. It has recently come to our attention that an individual posing as Campell Gray Hotels has posted a fraudulent job advert on MyJobsOnline. This advert has now …

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9 most common CV mistakes and how to avoid them

Most common CV mistakes and how to avoid them

Avoid making these 9 mistakes when writing your CV Written by Andrew Fennell from StandOut CV As a graduate, writing your CV can be challenging. Learning what to include, how to format the CV and the correct structure takes a lot of research and effort. But knowing what to leave out of the CV and …

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THRIVE Mentoring Wins National Award for Excellence

THRIVE Mentoring wins AGCAS Award for Research Informed Practice

The THRIVE Career Mentoring Scheme has been recognised as one of the top student mentoring schemes in the country! For 5 years, the University has been connecting students with experienced professionals, working within various industries, through THRIVE to help propel them along their career path. This year, at the national AGCAS Awards for Excellence they …

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Are you a student? Here’s why you should be on LinkedIn

LinkedIn for students

LinkedIn for students – getting started Written by Alison Taylor, Careers Consultant I’m not usually big on statistics, but having looked at the facts and figures for LinkedIn, even I was impressed. The professional networking site has:

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