How to plan your career in your final year

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Written by Anne Delauzun, Careers Consultancy Manager As you reach the end of your course, we hope you’ve found studying to be an enjoyable and enriching experience. Perhaps the past few years have confirmed your passion for your subject and you’ve decided to pursue a career in a related field, or maybe you’ve discovered new interests and …

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Build your problem-solving skills

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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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How we do mentoring in Careers at Reading

Written by Natalie Tarling, Careers Mentoring Officer THRIVE Mentoring The term ‘mentoring’ has its origins in the literature of ancient Greece. Homer, in his epic ‘The Odyssey’, recounted the story of Odysseus who was away from home for 20 years. In his absence, Telemachus, the baby son he left behind, grew up under the supervision of …

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Social media etiquette

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What do your social media profiles say about you? Just like the way you behave shows who you are, Facebook or Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn reflect your personality. If employers research you, and they do this, what will they discover about you online? To avoid creating the wrong impression, you need to know the basic …

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Campus Jobs Work For You

With three bustling campuses, the University of Reading offers plenty of opportunities for you to work part-time during your studies. However, it could be hard for you to find the right job and apply. Don’t lose hope because next academic year Campus Jobs comes to your rescue. Technically, this is a one-stop shop for all temporary …

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