Category: Careers Advice

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

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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10 ways to a greener career

10 Ways to a greener career

How to build your career and save the environment at the same time Not everyone with a passion for the environment will be in a position to lay down in front of the bulldozers to prevent an ancient woodland being destroyed! So to manage your environmental impact during your career what can you do? Before …

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How to make the most of your THRIVE mentoring experience

Make the most of your time with your THRIVE mentor

Plan your THRIVE mentoring experience Read time: 4 minutes It’s approaching that time of year when all the students signed up to THRIVE complete their training and get in contact with their mentors for the first time. It is a fantastic opportunity to stride forward towards your future and an incredible career journey. Your mentor …

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Prepare for the Careers and Placements Fair

Impress employers at the Careers and Placements Fair 2018

Research and preparation before the Careers Fair Written by Lucy Hawkins, Careers Consultant Imagine if you were on a blind date, and your date hadn’t even been bothered to read your profile. That’s the kind of impression we give to employers when we ask questions like “so what does your company do again?!”

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5 ways to boost your graduate CV

This article was written by Andrew Fennel from StandOut CV.   Transitioning from education to the working world can be a challenge, especially when you’re looking for your CV to stand out amongst the qualified and experienced competition. If you’re graduating from university, producing a CV that highlights your degree knowledge and workplace skills is …

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