Category: Careers advice

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

Nonverbal Communication Skills

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Please find a guest post submitted by our friends at Wikijob, particularly valuable in an interview setting or when networking: ============================================= In a world where technology is rapidly changing the way we communicate, it’s more important than ever to brush up on our nonverbal communication skills. Here are 10 skills you need to learn to …

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ChatGPT – is it any use for careers questions?

Have you had a play with ChatGPT yet? It’s caused quite a stir. For the uninitiated, ChatPGT is a chat bot – you type in a question and it gives you a really fluent answer, much more fluent than anything that has gone before. So that led me (prompted initially by my colleague Dan) to …

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Unexpected Advice and how to use it

There are so many decision points when it comes to deciding on a career path and developing an action plan that will help you get there. No one has all the answers, so one of the things we advocate in the Careers Team is you going out and doing your own research. In this instance, …

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Little and often – an approach to sustainable applications

The Christmas holidays is always a big time for graduate, placement and internship applications. There are lots of sensible reasons for this such as the avoidance of the assignment, the whiff of a New Year’s resolution, the nagging of parents, or the impending nature of lots of application closing dates. Not to mention the excuse …

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Disability in the workplace

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Discussing your mental health and/or disability with an employer may seem daunting, and perhaps you’re worried that you may receive unfair treatment or discrimination because of it. Today, it’s important to remember that there are a large number of people in the exact same position and as such, many employers are making strides to become …

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