Category: Careers Advice

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

10 types of scientist

Image of a scientist evaluating test tubes in a lab

Original blog from Science Council, who provide the quality assurance system for those working in science.    Not all scientists wear white coats and work in labs. There are a wide variety of jobs and careers that require knowledge and application of science, from research to business and from regulation to teaching. The Science Council …

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The Company Secretary: a look at the specialised, six-figure route to the boardroom

        (Plus – details for a related competition with a £1000 first prize, below) For the long-term planners among us – you may be already weighing and researching career paths with good developmental opportunities, in terms of both salary and role. And if you’re not – I’d recommend reading on anyway, to …

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How to use the STAR technique in a job interview

STAR technique in interviews

Jessica Ching is Digital Content & Marketing Executive at the London-based graduate recruitment agency, Give A Grad A Go. Since 2009, they have placed nearly 3,000 candidates in their ideal graduate jobs. Browse the latest Graduate Jobs on Give A Grad A Go’s website. A graduate job interview can consist of many different types of interview questions; including knowledge-based, …

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Fraud Warning – Campbell Gray Hotels

Campell Gray Hotels fake recruitment ad alert - fake employer scams students around the UK under the false pretext of offering work opportunities

Fake employer using real company name scams students around the UK – Campbell Gray Hotels The Careers Centre advertises job opportunities for students via our online portal, MyJobsOnline. It has recently come to our attention that an individual posing as Campell Gray Hotels has posted a fraudulent job advert on MyJobsOnline. This advert has now …

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9 most common CV mistakes and how to avoid them

Most common CV mistakes and how to avoid them

Avoid making these 9 mistakes when writing your CV Written by Andrew Fennell from StandOut CV As a graduate, writing your CV can be challenging. Learning what to include, how to format the CV and the correct structure takes a lot of research and effort. But knowing what to leave out of the CV and …

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