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
Struggling with procrastination? Don’t worry because you’re one of the 75% students who also struggle. This blog breaks down the reasons behind procrastination and gives you tips on how to tackle the problem head on to reduce time wasted on academic work and even job applications. Continue reading How to Battle Procrastination
Mental health is being more and more talked about, and its coming into our personal, academic and even working lives. Companies are being pushed to offer more health and well being services, especially after COVID forced everyone to be working at home, and universities are being called to improve their services. This means that you should also be paying attention to your own personal mental … Continue reading 6 Top Tips to Manage Your Mental Health
Graduates are under so much pressure to decide what they want to do when they graduate. Let alone then trying to secure a job in whatever industry they want. This is why this grad job hunting story is so important because it shows how no matter how long it may take, you have to stick at it and be willing to improve yourself in order to find a job.
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LinkedIn is huge as a social media platform, everyone knows this. But what happens when this platform is used in the wrong way and can cause more damage. This blog looks into how LinkedIn should be properly used and what elements of it should be avoided. Continue reading LinkedIn: Great Career Builder or Emotionally Self-Destructive Space?
Are you looking to get into the Marketing or PR sector but having some problems? This blog breaks it down for you by discussing what areas can you go into, what skills you would need, where to find some graduate roles and what questions can you expect in an interview! Continue reading Looking To Go into The Marketing and PR Sector?
Are you worried that you haven’t been able to secure a consulting graduate scheme or placement for the coming year? We ask a current student for her insights and tips on the recruitment process to get into the Mott Macdonald Graduate Scheme so you can find areas to improve on. Continue reading Grad Job Insights: Q&A with a Henley Management Student going into a September 2021 Graduate Scheme .
This blog takes some of the 5 must-reads of 2021 and 5 other books to take a look at in the University of Reading Library to get you to expand your knowledge in your subject area. Reading these books will also help you stand out at interviews. Continue reading 5 Must Reads for Any Student
Starting to think about your career pathway can be hard, as well as having to juggle your academic work and societies but it is important to start thinking about it early to get the best opportunities. This blog helps break it down for you how valuable it is to start thinking about your career from first year at University, along with advice from our Career Consultants. Continue reading Why Is It Important to Start Career Thinking Early?
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