Job applications and interviews can be challenging and draining, and can make you doubt yourself. Here are seven strategies to go through them with confidence. Continue reading Seven Ways to Manage Job Applications and Interviews Confidently
It’s inevitable that in your next job interview, you will be asked if you have any questions for the interviewer.
Saying “no”, or asking something you should already know could make you sound uninterested, unprepared and unengaged. So make sure you have some ready! Continue reading What questions should I ask in a job interview?
“Tell me about yourself.” It’s often one of the first questions in an interview. But what exactly are your interviewers looking for when they ask you to tell them about yourself? Continue reading How should I answer the question ‘tell me about yourself?’ in an interview?
We’ve all been there. Your job has become stale and uninteresting. You’re under increasing pressure to deliver more with less. People are coming and going, the culture is shifting. It’s not quite what it once was. You know you don’t want to stay in this role (possibly not even this organisation) for much longer. But it’s not the right time to jump ship… So what do you do? Continue reading How to Move Forward when you Feel Stuck
Many of you will be moving onto new graduate or placement roles, for some of you this will be your first job, or maybe it will be your first job working in a new “virtual” way. We have all had to adapt and develop our working and study style due to Covid, it has caused employers to become more agile and keep businesses going despite … Continue reading 6 Top tips on home working
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 Transitioning from 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