Category: careers advice

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

Build your problem-solving skills

hand putting a thread into a needle

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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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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What to wear to an interview

Written by Simon Howarth, a graduate from the University of Leeds, writing on behalf of House of Fraser. “It doesn’t matter if you’re interviewing for a university or college position, or applying for internships and jobs, if you’re clothes aren’t comfortable it will make you feel uncomfortable. Even the most immaculately dressed interviewee will come …

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Bizarre interview questions

Preparing for an interview is great practice to get into so you can give a competent, satisfying answer to questions, particularly when applying for graduate jobs. However, sometimes this isn’t as easy as it sounds. It’s tricky to be prepared for any eventuality that might occur in the interview. As a prime example, recently, Currys …

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So, do you have any questions? Top tips from Deloitte!

This article has been provided by an external organisation – please read our disclaimer Have an interview for your dream graduate job or placement? James Nugent, Graduate Recruitment Officer at Deloitte offers these top tips on how to ace the question that comes at the end of the interview ‘So, have you an questions for …

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