Category: careers advice

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

Surviving your first technical interview by Tecknuovo

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Embarking on your tech journey can be difficult once you’ve completed your university degree. Knowing which job to apply for, getting an interview and then nailing the interview and securing a job! It sounds like a lot. With upskilling at the core of our values as a consultancy, we’ve drawn on our internal expertise and …

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10 steps to building a personal powerful brand for new opportunities

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If I asked a lot of you where you wanted to work and how much you wanted to earn in the next 5 years, I’m sure you would have an idea. My next question would be, how do you want to get there and this is where I find that a lot of people stumble. …

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How to ace your online interviews

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Whether online or face to face, a good interview starts with quality preparation. Think through: 1. Who will be interviewing you? If HR, anticipate more general questions, if a technical or line manager the questions might be more specific to the job. Find out about the organisation and understand the job content as they are …

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Top 4 tips for aspiring data scientists

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On Monday 03 February 2020, we welcomed Jamie Samson as a speaker at our ‘Explore Careers in Data Science & Analytics’ event. Jamie has had an interesting career path; from Meercat Research to the Head of Data Science and Insights at Mindfolio and he shared his top tips for aspiring data scientists: Build up your …

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5 key themes from the explore careers in charities and non-profits panel

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On 27 January we welcomed a panel of professionals onto campus to share their experiences and offer advice to those interested in working for a charity or non-profit organisation. Here are five key themes from the discussion: 1. Securing paid opportunities: Making the transition from unpaid to paid roles and financial stability are concerns for …

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