Category: careers advice

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

What I learnt from a visit to Accenture

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Article written by Tom McCann, Projects Officer (RED & UROP), University of Reading Careers   On 1st October I attended a Careers Services Overview Day at Accenture. Here’s everything I discovered, alongside some top tips for those thinking of or planning on applying to one of their schemes. What does Accenture do? In simple terms, …

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Why work in mental health?

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This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, with World Mental Health Day taking place on the 10th October. The focus on Mental Health in the UK has grown exponentially in the last few years, and rightly so! The government, the NHS, charities, businesses, and education providers are responding by investing more and more in time, …

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Mental Health support for new graduates by Lynda Guttenberg

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Today is World Mental Health Day. To mark this day Careers have spoken to Lynda Guttenberg, HR Generalist at global telecoms company Ericsson, about mental health support for new graduates as well as her career in HR: Dear Lynda, thank you for speaking with us!  What’s your role at Ericsson? I am an HR Generalist, …

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How to deal with anxiety about your future

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Leaving University can be a scary time for most people. Feeling anxious about your future is completely natural, but it’s important to know how to deal with this and make productive steps. Fortunately, there are several different options available, so you’ll always find something that’s suited to you. It’s important not to rush your decision …

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12 tips for budding entrepreneurs

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Ever thought about being an entrepreneur!? Perhaps you want to be the next Lord Sugar or Richard Branson? We asked our amazing CEOs and Founders from the Thrive Mentoring Scheme* for their top tips for students looking to build an empire and they didn’t disappoint! Here’s what they said… Be very clear on your business …

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