Category: careers advice

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

How to Prepare for an Online Job Interview by Annika Shoker

PR is a competitive industry and landing your dream job is never easy. But interviews don’t have to be nerve wracking. In fact the more prepared you are, the calmer you’ll feel when you sit in that chair for the big moment. I was one of those who graduated from university during the pandemic and …

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How working at a global leader in taste solutions has enhanced my career

When you are passionate about all sorts of food, cooking recipes, great tastes and exotic spices joining a global food manufacturer following my graduation in Food Technology was a great introduction to the food industry.  I wished to work on as many products as I could: best-selling sauces, worldwide known dressings and why not even …

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How to Be a Digital Nomad (Straight Out of University)

Written by Jen Morris from Wikijob Traditional pathways post university aren’t for everyone, and the modern world has opened up plenty of opportunities for those looking to balance a career with a passion for adventure. If this sounds like you, you might want to consider the life of a digital nomad.  What Is a Digital …

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How to start your career as a student

Written by Shu Ming, Real Estate and Planning Undergraduate A lot of us who are currently studying at the University feel unclear or unsure about what to do in the future. I receive many questions and comments from my surrounding friends such as, “I can’t see what I am doing in the next five years”, …

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Top soft skills that employers look for in job candidates

It’s not uncommon for recruiters to encounter applicants who have all of the technical competencies required for the job–and then turn them down. This is because recruiters also look at an applicant’s soft skills. Compared to hard or technical skills, soft skills are more intangible and difficult to objectively measure. These can include personal qualities, …

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