Tag Archive: career

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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Nov 09

LinkedIn – How to connect with the world’s biggest professional network!

Written by Alison Taylor, Careers Consultant I’m not usually big on statistics, but having looked at the facts and figures for LinkedIn, even I was impressed. The professional networking site has:

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Oct 09

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 …

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