Tag Archive: career

Apr 30

Finalist career hacks workshops

Make the most of your graduate job hunt Our Finalist career hacks sessions are designed to help you work out what you’re looking for in a role, and where to start looking.

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Apr 10

Thinking about working abroad? Here’s what you should know

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This article was written by Mary Walton, editor at CV Writing Service and Essayroo, writing consulting website. Also, she blogs at Simple Grad, her educational blog, where she enjoys covering educational trends, college life and online education. Mary tutors at BoomEssays, academic service. Have you’ve already graduated, or you’re rapidly approaching your graduation day and you’re starting to think about …

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Jan 11

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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Dec 08

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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Nov 17

Explore career options

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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