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Careers Help after Graduation Where to find the help you need and when you want it

www.reading.ac.uk/careers


So you’ve made it to Graduation Congratulations! But what do you do next? And who is around to provide some expert support along the way? A couple of important facts • Did you know as a Reading graduate you can still use all the facilities at the Careers Service after graduation!? • You can use our facilities whether you are staying around Reading or moving away. This PDF outlines a few ways you can access our services to help you sort your future.


Where to find jobs Since last September your Careers Service advertised over 1300 graduate jobs. We reckon to advertise hundreds more over the next few months.

Where can I find out more? • To see what jobs we are advertising on a daily basis go to www.reading.ac.uk/careers/jobs • Or better still sign up on line and we’ll send you a list of our latest jobs every week: cas-vacancies • Can’t find what you want? Thousands of jobs are advertised on specialist websites or on less open sites or can only be accessed through networking and speculative applications. To find out where the jobs are that are relevant to you talk to a careers adviser face to face or via the email link • See our advert at the back of this pdf for the GradSEED programme – ideal for Reading graduates


Need help sorting your CV?

Most graduates fail to produce a quality targeted CV or application. Email yours to us and we’ll give it the look over and then get back to you with some practical tips on how to make it stand out from the competition.


Not sure what you want to do next? • Many students graduating from Reading are still unclear what they want to do. Use our e-guidance system to get things going. Just drop us a line telling us your thoughts and we’ll be in contact. • Check out the ‘options with your degree’ at www.reading.ac.uk/careers/graduate/options.asp • Alternatively you are welcome to get in touch and meet up with an adviser face to face to get some ideas together. Just ring our Careers Reception to find out when we are open and how to go about seeing a Careers Adviser – 0118 378 8359


What do you have to do to reach your goals?

CAS can work with you on a one to one basis through our new Reading Grad Coaching Programme. If you would like to find out more email the Service at careers@reading.ac.uk

If you are in Reading you can use our Careers Library to find out more – ring in advance to check when we are open. Also on our website have a look at ‘Options with your degree’


Need something else that’s not covered here? Drop us a line and we’ll get back to you. Or if you prefer come in and see us – check our website for our opening times during the summer or the autumn: www.reading.ac.uk/careers For more useful information check out the graduate pages on our website at www.reading.ac.uk/careers/graduate


Finally ‌ our contact information www.reading.ac.uk/careers careers@reading.ac.uk 0118 378 8359 Always phone before visiting since our hours will vary according to vacation or term times. Come to the 1st floor of the Student Services Building (the Carrington Building) on the Whiteknights campus.


Careers Advisory Service You’ve got no job because you couldn’t get any experience  ou’ve got no experience because Y you couldn’t get a job GradSEED could be the answer We have internships for graduates in marketing, design, PR, IT, science, research, digital media, environmental science and campaigning, human resources and sales. Under the scheme many of the jobs are salaried permanent positions but you are guaranteed to get at least 13 weeks work paid at the National Minimum Wage. As a minimum you get experience that will boost your confidence, improve key skills, and provide invaluable business experience that will look great on your CV. Further details are available on these sites, click to access them: The Carers Advisory Services own web site for Reading grads and The Grad Futures web site


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Careers Help after Graduation