Category: graduates

Becoming a Physicians Associate: by Mark Laffan, Physicians Associate at RBH

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We interviewed Mark Laffan, Physician Associate at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, here’s what he had to say… What does a Physician Associate do? Physician Associates are medically trained to recognise, diagnose, and manage the most common and life-threatening conditions. PAs achieve this by working within the medical team, taking histories, and performing clinical examinations. These …

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Thriving while helping students’ careers thrive too!

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Can you introduce yourself?   I’m Molly and I’m working as the Careers Mentoring Assistant for the THRIVE Scheme in the Careers Centre at UoR. I graduated from the university in July with a BA in English Literature and enjoyed my degree and Reading Uni experience so much I decided to come back and work for them too!  …

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The top 10 CV mistakes

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Writing a CV is challenging at the best of times, but by avoiding some of the more common pitfalls, you’ll find you’ll end up with a pretty good CV.  Go for quality, not quantity, by checking your CV isn’t harbouring any of these common errors. 1. Not all first impressions are good When a recruiter …

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10 steps to building a personal powerful brand for new opportunities

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If I asked a lot of you where you wanted to work and how much you wanted to earn in the next 5 years, I’m sure you would have an idea. My next question would be, how do you want to get there and this is where I find that a lot of people stumble. …

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PinkNews Futures Annual Careers Conference for LGBT+

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Welcome to PinkNews Futures, our online careers conference for LGBT+ young people. If you are a student or recent graduate looking to explore the next steps in your career, join PinkNews online from 26th to 30th of October. They have a week of inspirational speakers, coaching sessions, skills workshops and careers fair lined up. Don’t …

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