Category: Careers Advice

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

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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What career is right for me?

Are you confused about your future? Written by Tania Lyden, Careers Consultant Almost everyone is likely to feel ‘stuck’ about their career direction at some point, whether it is a dilemma about which type of internship or placement to apply for or which graduate job to snare. You should know that you are not the …

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How to pass the Civil Service Situational Judgement tests

Written by Kevin Thompson, Careers Consultant Situational judgement tests ask you to imagine you are in the workplace and require you to decide how you will deal with a challenge you are facing. Employers use situational judgement tests to see if you hold the approach and values that are key to the role that they …

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Successfully solving psychometric tests

Successfully solving psychometric tests

Written by Emma Butler, Careers Consultant How to solve psychometric tests An invite to take some psychometric tests can strike the fear in many students, but with some preparation and practise, it is possible to ace these tests and get the job you want.

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