Tag: skills

Top soft skills that employers look for in job candidates

It’s not uncommon for recruiters to encounter applicants who have all of the technical competencies required for the job–and then turn them down. This is because recruiters also look at an applicant’s soft skills. Compared to hard or technical skills, soft skills are more intangible and difficult to objectively measure. These can include personal qualities, …

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Listening is seriously underrated

Cartoon with headphones on and text

DAY OF LISTENING – ACTIVE LISTENING AVAILABLE AS A PODCAST   Podcast Transcript: Today is listening day. What, I hear you ask? Yes, listening day. The day where we reflect on how important a role listening has to play in our lives. Imagine not being able to listen, lectures would be completely pointless, chatting with …

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Be confident: find skills you didn’t know you had

Do you want to come across confidently? Ever been in a situation where you have left feeling like it could have gone better? Would you like to know the secret of making a positive impact? This workshop will help you reflect on your past experiences (e.g. degree, work experience, internships, placements etc.) in order to …

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Internships: Your easy route into work

Internships and work experience University of Reading

Owen Wright, Digital Marketing Executive at Intern Avenue  Internships at Reading – your route into work Have you been put off internships because you think they are unpaid? Don’t be. Unpaid internships are illegal. And they’re dying out.

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How I gained new skills and work experience during the summer

This article is written by Rikki Sandhu, 2nd year BA English Language and owner of www.lusciouslane.blogspot.com. She is passionate about creative writing and photography and is looking to kick-start her career in Marketing and PR. Finding a career after university isn’t always easy, so I’ve really learnt the importance of work experience and paid jobs to …

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