Podcasts from The Careers Group

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Careers advice and presentations from The Careers Group, University of London.

Royal Holloway Entrepreneurs A new series of recordings of successful entrepreneurs at all stages and from all industries, talking about the highs and lows of their business and personal careers. See also the regularly updated Royal Holloway Entrepreneurs blog. Recorded at Royal Holloway, University of London. Subscribe via iTunes

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This is a question with an obvious trap - you might be used to having a whinge at work, but in an interview situation you want to avoid sounding negative. Careers Advisers Jeff Riley and Deena Panthaky explore perspectives you can bring to this question - can you make your …
Often people think career planning is all about finding their vocation and pursuing it, but life doesn't always work like that… Chance meetings, temp jobs, work experience, doing a favour for a friend - all can play a part in determining your career path. And there is nothing wrong with …
Deena and Jeff are back, pulling apart classic difficult interview questions and working out the best approach. This episode's question is a particularly challenging one, both asking candidates to compare themselves to others who they don't know, and asking for self-promotion - something that doesn't come naturally to many of …
This question doesn't always come up, so it is common for interviewees to be unprepared when asked who else they have applied to. It can feel difficult to answer as it breaks into your pitch as perfect candidate for their company, and it can distract you with thoughts of how …
In five years, plenty can change in business, in life, as well as in your career choices, so how can you approach a question like this? And what does the employer want - a commitment to them, ambition, or openness about your career thinking? Jeff Riley and Deena Panthaky again …
This quick guide to networking will give beginners the confidence to get started with face-to-face career networking, as well as provide extra tips, structure and ideas to students and graduates who feel they could be more effective. Careers adviser Eric Evans outlines three steps on how to network, then discusses …
This quick guide to networking will give beginners the confidence to get started with face-to-face career networking, as well as provide extra tips, structure and ideas to students and graduates who feel they could be more effective. Careers adviser Eric Evans outlines three steps on how to network, then discusses …
When you are applying for jobs at a number of companies, you will have written to each stating how keen you are to work for them. Sometimes it can feel like there is an element of dishonesty around this - you have to apply to a number of places to …
An introduction to MBAs Hilary Moor, MBA career adviser at Royal Holloway, University of London, gives a comprehensive overview of MBAs. In this podcast she discusses why people do MBAs, what benefits it gives you (and what it does not!), how much business experience you should have before you apply, …
An introduction to MBAs Hilary Moor, MBA career adviser at Royal Holloway, University of London, gives a comprehensive overview of MBAs. In this podcast she discusses why people do MBAs, what benefits it gives you (and what it does not!), how much business experience you should have before you apply, …
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