After graduation

Written by Kevin Thompson, Careers Consultant

Are you in your final year and in need of a break from all the hard work? We completely understand!

It’s week 11 and soon you’ll have some time for yourself to relax, recuperate and take stock. This is also your last chance to think about what you’re going to do after your course, maybe find some grad schemes in 2018.    Continue reading

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: Continue reading

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

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

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