Category: careers advice

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

Taking a PhD outside of the lab and lecture hall

In this weeks penultimate PhD post, we venture outside of labs and lecture halls to explore the options available outside of the traditional academic pathway. If you are considering your options post-PhD and aren’t sure that academia is for you, read on to find out where your degree could take you. More than ever, PhD …

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I’m doing a PhD. How am I employable?

Following on from last week’s article, ‘Academia – Is it for me?’, this week, we will be focusing on how your PhD makes you employable. Identifying the skills and experiences that you learn over the course of a PhD and translating them into applications for jobs can be hard. However, there are many ways your …

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How to explore alternative legal careers after graduating by Sofia Tyson

As you progress through your law degree at university, you’ll typically be bombarded with talk of training contract applications, vacation schemes and pupillages. Since these are the most conventional career paths in law, students can often feel pressured to conform and apply for these positions, fearful that they would otherwise be wasting what is a …

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How to Prepare for an Online Job Interview by Annika Shoker

PR is a competitive industry and landing your dream job is never easy. But interviews don’t have to be nerve wracking. In fact the more prepared you are, the calmer you’ll feel when you sit in that chair for the big moment. I was one of those who graduated from university during the pandemic and …

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How to fight nerves during an interview

Person sat opposite an interview panel

Written by Caroline Thomas, final year BSc Geography (Physical) student In the current day and age, students are often required to complete many interviews throughout their time at University, sometimes needing to attend multiple interviews just for one position. This commonly creates a lot of anxiety, especially with competition remaining high, and pressure building up …

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