Making the transition from studies to work can be difficult. Having a full-time job is not like university with a salary; you’ll be facing new responsibilities and new challenges. You certainly won’t be able to get away with acting the same way you have at university. Although it is the most exciting part of your life, it can also come with anxiety and uncertainty, but … Continue reading Transition Graduate to Employee – Top Tips
My Professional Placement Year, working as a Communications Coordinator for the University of Reading has been incredible. Despite the lockdown, and the waves of disruption that came with it, I have learnt loads in my time here, and could not recommend a better role to go into for your Placement Year. I have been very fortunate to work on projects such as the MyName project … Continue reading My Placement Year at the University of Reading
Leo Whyte is a principal consultant for BT Global, who has spent most of his career in Technology, Media & Telecoms. Leo shares his thoughts on how the pandemic has accelerated the changes that both organisations and individuals need to embrace to succeed. For all the uncertainty since the coronavirus struck, one thing is undeniable; success, if not survival, in the challenging economic landscape has … Continue reading A Skills Led Recovery for a new digital world
Can making mistakes be a good thing?! Have you struggled with making a start on an application or assessment? Or even an important assignment? You are not alone! When I was an art student (many moons ago) I always used to struggle with adding anything to a new sketchbook. The concept of keeping the sketchbook in this perfect condition, and never doing anything I wasn’t … Continue reading Destroyer of the first page!
James Sweeney, a second year Management student, tells us about the stresses that come with applying for placements and what you should avoid and what to focus on. Remember, failure is not always a bad thing! Continue reading “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – R. F. Kennedy
How would you answer the question “What are your top three skills” in interview? Not sure? That’s because we’re often unaware of the skills we have, or value them less than the skills we don’t have. So how can you be more aware of your skills? Continue reading What are your top three skills?
“It’s to early to think about getting a job now, I can do it later…” Right? Wrong! But when is the best time to start, and what can you do to get started? Find out in this blog. Continue reading When should I start looking for a graduate job?
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We are a dedicated careers service for Henley Business School and ICMA Centre students at the University of Reading. As a Henley or ICMA Centre student, you get the benefits of the main UoR Careers Service, as well as us! We have knowledge and experience in the world of business, finance, accounting and real estate, and we can support you in progressing your career Continue reading Who are Henley Careers and Professional Development?
What’s the difference between a graduate scheme and an entry level role? It sounds like there should be a punchline here, but really, we’re just going to explain the difference to help you decide what’s best for you. Continue reading What’s the difference between a graduate scheme and an entry level role?
LinkedIn is a fantastic tool for networking and keeping up to date with what’s going on in the business world. Getting your LinkedIn profile created for the first time is really simple, so once you’ve got your basic account set up, maybe have a think about Will’s 5 top tips for how to make the most of it. Continue reading 5 Tips to Make the Most of LinkedIn