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

Top 10 Leadership Skills: Definitions and Examples

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Written by the WikiJob Team For anyone looking to progress to a management position or show their effectiveness when faced with authority, leadership skills are a must. From guidance as to what skills good leadership requires and why it matters, to the top 10 leadership interview questions that you’re likely to encounter, we have you covered. What Are Leadership Skills? …

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5 Essential Skills For Running Your Own Business – Reading University

Alex Grace is the Managing Director of Banana Moon, a Leeds-based personalised clothing company. Running your own business is not an easy task, especially in today’s climate. Whilst external factors can have a huge impact on a business’ success, it also takes a certain set of skills to be able to navigate the, sometimes tricky, …

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The Negotiation Skills That You May Need for Everyday Life… and Your Career by WikiJob

The word ‘negotiation’ may initially conjure images of multi-million-pound deals or international treaties. It’s hard to imagine that such a powerful concept could feature in your life so soon after you graduate. But you may be surprised to learn that negotiations can come in all shapes and sizes, and as you enter the world of …

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How To Fund Your New Business Venture

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Starting a new business can be complex and time consuming. Having enough cash get the ball rolling will always be extremely important. There are many sources of funding available to you but knowing which one is the best fit for you can be difficult. Before you start funding your new business venture, make sure you …

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10 Technical and Soft Skills to Build As a Web Designer

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The web design services industry has grown significantly over recent years, driven by consumers’ rising adoption of smartphones, internet browsing and of course, COVID-19. Businesses and government entities are building and expanding their online presence, making now a great time to enter the web design market. Whether you take on a career in web design …

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