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How to explore alternative legal careers after graduating by Sofia Tyson

As you progress through your law degree at university, you’ll typically be bombarded with talk of training contract applications, vacation schemes and pupillages. Since these are the most conventional career paths in law, students can often feel pressured to conform and apply for these positions, fearful that they would otherwise be wasting what is a …

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How to Land a Corporate Job with Zero Experience by Tim Sekundyak

When you graduate from university and go out there to start looking for your first graduate job, you will most likely come to a stark realisation. The outcome of university wasn’t exactly what you expected and just because you’ve got a degree in your hands doesn’t mean that employers are begging for your attention. Add …

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Week 4: Careers in… Media, Marketing and Communications

What is the Media, Marketing and Communications themed week all about? Marketing is one of the most popular career sectors for Reading students!  This is a rewarding area of work open to students from a wide range of degree backgrounds. If you’d like a career which involves creativity and being able to communicate effectively in …

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Career profile: Teaching– when (and how) to apply for training

For all the cataclysmic headlines about school teaching, the profession remains a popular training choice for graduates – UCAS reported a little over 46,000 PGCE applications in 2017. As finalist undergraduates, it’s likely you’ll know peers who are already decided on teacher training. And it’s not terribly hard to see why: Financial stability – with …

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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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