Category: careers advice

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

They’ve been in your shoes! Connecting to alumni on LinkedIn

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James Cracknell, Pippa Greenwood, Jamie Cullen, Tomasz Schafernaker, Falz – the list of Reading University alumni covers a range of sectors and some high profile individuals. It’s an impressive list of those who have achieved in their disciplines  And as current students are meant to engage with alumni it makes sense to reach out to …

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The top 3 types of people to connect to on LinkedIn

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I keep hearing from students that LinkedIn is “just another jobs site”. Certainly, over the past few years LinkedIn has become a powerful recruiting tool and jobs board, but to focus just on that is missing the point. The site was originally conceived as a means of connecting people and, more importantly, skills. It was …

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Setting yourself new challenges to enhance employability skills during lockdown

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  Employers are looking for candidates with a good academic ability as well as a strong set of transferable skills. If at interview you were asked how did you use the lockdown time to learn something new, what would you showcase? Set below are suggestions for developing skills recruiters are looking for even when you …

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Top 5 tips for effective remote working

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1. Create some routines! It can be hard working on your own. You can make it easier if you put structure in place. Structures include things like: Setting up a workspace where you go every day to do your work (probably not in bed!). Go there at the same time each day and start at …

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Four ways to explore career options with your degree subject

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1. Explore our subject guides We provide detailed information about the typical range of career options that link with your degree subject. Subject options will help in four ways: Provides a good outline of the job roles you might enter Gives tips on how to build experience so you can decide if this job could work …

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