Category: Careers Advice

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

How to get a placement in 2018

Written by Alex Baker, Placement Coordinator The spring term always brings the promise of lighter and warmer days; however, for students intending to do a Professional Placement Year in 2018/19, the spring term is also a very busy time. Balancing academic work with placement applications, sports, part-time work and “extra-curricular activities” is no mean feat …

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How to gain business skills while studying at Reading

Written by Helen Plummer, Careers Consultant Any business needs fresh ideas to grow and remain competitive, that’s why employers, whether they are large corporates or SMEs, increasingly want graduates who can demonstrate creative thinking and enterprise and entrepreneurial skills.

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Prepare for a job interview

Or not? Written by Alison Taylor, Careers Consultant I’ve got an interview coming up – can I blag it? Well … you know how I’m going to answer that question, don’t you?! Call us boring, but here in Careers, we certainly wouldn’t advise it!

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Winter break careers advice

Written by Alison Taylor, Careers Consultant So, term has ended and you’re probably going home to put your feet up for a well-earned rest! But here in Careers at the University of Reading, we always like to make sure that we leave no stone unturned in the search for that perfect internship/placement/job! In fact, there …

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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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