Category: careers advice

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

How to plan your career in your final year

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Written by Anne Delauzun, Careers Consultancy Manager As you reach the end of your course, we hope you’ve found studying to be an enjoyable and enriching experience. Perhaps the past few years have confirmed your passion for your subject and you’ve decided to pursue a career in a related field, or maybe you’ve discovered new interests and …

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Build your problem-solving skills

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Depending on the job you apply for, the interviewing process can be different. For some positions, you could be asked a series of practical questions or to solve a problem right there and then. You might be nervous because of the whole process, and under pressure, you might go blank.

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How we do mentoring in Careers at Reading

Written by Natalie Tarling, Careers Mentoring Officer THRIVE Mentoring The term ‘mentoring’ has its origins in the literature of ancient Greece. Homer, in his epic ‘The Odyssey’, recounted the story of Odysseus who was away from home for 20 years. In his absence, Telemachus, the baby son he left behind, grew up under the supervision of …

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Who to put down as references when you’ve just graduated

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The question of who to put down as a reference can be difficult at any point in your career, but never more so than when you’re just starting out. The dream reference will come from a former manager at a successful company where you aced every task and gained experience that makes you perfect for …

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Preparing to impress at interviews

What to expect How to prepare what to say How to answer the questions with confidence Creating the right first impression Preparing questions for the interviewer Preparing how to say it Keeping the nerves under control! What to do next What to expect Being invited for an interview might turn your legs to jelly but …

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