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 – add circus skills to your CV as you will be doing a lot of juggling! Continue reading →
Any business needs fresh ideas to grow and remain competitive, that’s why employers, whether they are large corporates or SMEs, increasingly want graduates who can demonstrate creative thinking and enterprise and entrepreneurial skills. Continue reading →
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 are a few little things you can do over the winter break which can help with your future career planning. Continue reading →
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 →
Students and graduates have recently been falling prey to recruitment scams from bogus recruitment companies/businesses, so keep your wits about you when looking for work in the UK and overseas. Continue reading →
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 often think of today. Continue reading →