Mentoring – What’s all the hype?

Written by Natalie Tarling, Careers Mentoring Officer

THRIVE Mentoring

Mentoring is something that has been on the horizon for a while now, but you may have noticed it is becoming increasingly popular. Large firms and businesses recognise the value of mentoring much more and use it as a tool to enable staff promotion, leadership and growth; it isn’t only Reading students who are getting involved. Continue reading

Confused about your career?

It’s normal

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 only one feeling this way and that it is also quite normal. Continue reading

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. Continue 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 are looking for. Doing the test can also be an indicator for you to decide if this is the sort of job you would like to be doing. Continue reading

How to impress at the Fair

And more importantly, what to wear

Written by Emma Butler, Careers Consultant

You’ve done your research and worked out who you want to speak to at the Fair. Now you need to know how to go about it to create the right impression. Continue reading

How to impress employers

Research and preparation

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?!” Continue reading

Why attend the Fair?

Written by Claire Mack, Careers Consultant

 

Careers Fairs are a great opportunity to make some really good headway with your career planning in a very short space of time – think about all those employers under one roof!  If you know what you want to do, this is a great opportunity to research employers, graduate schemes and placements.  If you don’t know what you want to do, it’s a great opportunity to find out what’s out there for Reading grads. Continue reading

Is the Careers and Placements Fair for you?

Yes, the Careers and Placements Fair is for everyone

Written by Alison Taylor, Careers Consultant

 

You might be surprised to hear that over 60% of jobs advertised to graduates are open to students who have studied any degree subject… that’s a lot of interesting possibilities! If you’re one of Reading’s many arts, humanities or social science students, you might be wondering if it’s worth attending our Careers Fair on 19th October. It’s all about big business, right? They won’t be interested in me, will they? Answer – NO! Continue reading