Category: careers advice

Careers insights, updates and news from the Careers Service at the University of Reading.   

What to consider if you’re thinking of doing a PhD during the pandemic and beyond

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Written by Oliver Drake, Recruitment Specialist and Partnership Manager at CareersinHE.com Deciding whether to study for a PhD can be tough at the best of times, yet the huge societal changes and uncertainty associated with the current pandemic have added a whole new dimension to this weighty conundrum. This post will help you decide whether …

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Get Careers Smart with our online course!

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Will you be looking for a graduate role in 2022? We’re here to support you and help you get Careers Smart. Graduate opportunities for students graduating in summer 2022 will start to be advertised from August 2021 and a large number of these will have application deadlines in October and November! With everything going on …

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Remote Onboarding for Your New Job? Here’s How You Can Still Make a Great Impression

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Author bio: Andrew Arkley is the founder of PurpleCV, one of the UK’s leading CV writing companies, and has over 15 years’ experience in HR and recruitment at a senior level. Starting your new job from home instead of in the office can feel pretty intimidating. But worry not! There are tonnes of ways you …

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How to Pass a Numerical Reasoning Test for Job Applications

Written by Stephie Goodman – WikiJob Even after university, you’re likely to encounter written tests. Companies across a variety of industries are increasingly turning to psychometric tests to help them screen job candidates. For roles that involve data analysis, numbers, or finance, applicants often have to take a numerical reasoning test to prove that they …

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Why I recommend RIS – Laura Elphick’s journey from internship to employee!

Previous Consumer Behaviour and Marketing student Laura Elphick took part in the Reading Internship Scheme. Learn about her experience as an intern and why she recommends the University of Reading internship programme ⬇ I took part in the Reading Internship Scheme during my final year as an undergraduate back in 2019. I was accepted for …

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