Category: careers advice

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

A career in the charity sector

Charisma have been recruiting for the charity sector for 20 years and I’ve been a director in the business for the last 3 years.  I work on placing trustees, chief executives, directors, heads of, managers, executives and officers – people right across the charity sector. One thing I hear time and time again is this …

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Five Reasons to Work in a Fintech Firm

The term ‘fintech’ is a combination of two words: financial and technology. It describes firms that are using open banking API integrations to offer new and innovative finance products to customers. These products may include, for example, cash flow management software for a small business, or lending products that do not already exist in the …

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Should Students Bother With LinkedIn?

As a student, it’s always a good idea to do what you can at university to make your life a little easier when you graduate. One of the best things you can do is set yourself up on LinkedIn and start building your personal portfolio. You may think that you don’t need it right now …

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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 Land a Corporate Job with Zero Experience by Tim Sekundyak

When you graduate from university and go out there to start looking for your first graduate job, you will most likely come to a stark realisation. The outcome of university wasn’t exactly what you expected and just because you’ve got a degree in your hands doesn’t mean that employers are begging for your attention. Add …

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