Category: Careers Advice

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

The EdTech sector is making all kinds of noise lately…

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…here’s an intro   Article written and provided by KidSmart  EdTech has been making all kinds of noise in recent times for several reasons: Firstly, the education sector is one of the largest and fastest-growing parts of the global economy. It is an industry concerned primarily with imparting information and relevant skills. Secondly, EdTech alone is …

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Negotiation training tips I wish I’d known at university

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A high proportion of graduates experience some difference between classroom knowledge and real-world experiences. The theories you studied in class don’t always translate into practical living. One significant difference is the lack of negotiation training at university versus the necessity of negotiation skills in life beyond university. After graduating from university, I used my savings …

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Top 5 tips for applying for a role in digital marketing

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Written by Tony Nguyen, Digital Marketing for SME Loans. You’ve been actively studying towards a qualification in marketing and now you aren’t quite sure what career path you want to take. Does this sound like you? Don’t worry, it’s the same for many students in their final year – it was just like that for …

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10 types of scientist

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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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