Category: Careers Advice

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

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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How to plan your career in your final year

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Written by Anne Delauzun, Careers Consultancy Manager As you reach the end of your course, we hope you’ve found studying to be an enjoyable and enriching experience. Perhaps the past few years have confirmed your passion for your subject and you’ve decided to pursue a career in a related field, or maybe you’ve discovered new interests and …

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How we do mentoring in Careers at Reading

Written by Natalie Tarling, Careers Mentoring Officer THRIVE Mentoring The term ‘mentoring’ has its origins in the literature of ancient Greece. Homer, in his epic ‘The Odyssey’, recounted the story of Odysseus who was away from home for 20 years. In his absence, Telemachus, the baby son he left behind, grew up under the supervision of …

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Discover working with charities and not-for-profits

You’ve been to the Careers and Placements Fair and didn’t find the right employer for you?  All is not lost as we have a brand new Not-For-Profit Careers Fair on Tuesday 24th between 12 and 2pm in 3Sixty, RUSU.  This is focussed on careers for students want to make a difference.

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