Category: Careers Advice

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

What finalists should be doing in week 11

Written by Kevin Thompson, Careers Consultant Are you in your final year and in need of a break from all the hard work? We completely understand! It’s week 11 and soon you’ll have some time for yourself to relax, recuperate and take stock. This is also your last chance to think about what you’re going …

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Contacting employers

You were at the Careers fairs What next? Written by Lucy Hawkins, Careers Consultant The main Careers Fair alone was attended by over 2,800 students, so there’s a good chance that you’ve been to one of our events. In case you’re wondering, here’s what we suggest you do next.

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Watch out for recruitment scams!

Written by Lisa Cranfield, Careers Consultant Students and graduates have recently been falling prey to recruitment scams from bogus recruitment companies/businesses, so keep your wits about you when looking for work in the UK and overseas. 

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What to do after university?

Written by Tania Lyden, Careers Consultant The term ‘career’ has interesting origins in the mid-16th century denoting a ‘road’ or ‘racecourse’ which comes from the Latin ‘carrus’ or ‘wheeled vehicle’. What the term captures is this sense of travel, movement, momentum and progression and not the stagnant sense of a ‘job for life’ that we …

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Green Careers and Circular Economy

Written by Fiona Corby, Careers Consultant 22 – 24 November is our Green Fest here at Reading, and our Green Careers Event will showcase a range of careers in the Environment This will be held on Wednesday 22nd November from 13:00-15:00. To reserve a place, please visit: https://reading.targetconnect.net/leap/event.html?id=7315&service=Careers+Service So what are Green Careers? Or career …

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