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54% of young workers lack confidence to improve career

A staggering 54% of office workers aged 18-24 have refrained from applying for a promotion due to a lack of confidence, new research has found.

Most participants responded to the statement, “Lack of confidence in my skills has led me to not apply for a job or promotion before”, either tending to agree or strongly agreeing.

Carried out by Oxford Open Learning, the survey questioned 927 office employees in the UK and demonstrates the relationship between young workers and a lull in self-assurance.» >

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‘Best job prospects’ for social science grads

A recent report using data on graduate destinations from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) shows that social science graduates are more likely to be in paid employment than arts or humanities graduates. The researchers define social sciences as including economics, management, business studies, anthropology, sociology, criminology, human geography, media studies, town planning, education and politics. Professor James Wilsdon, chairman of the Campaign for Social Science study said, “Teaching and training the next generation of social scientists is an investment that will repay itself many times over”.» >

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Campus careers fair

In recent weeks the careers centre have been busy organising careers fairs and events around campus to point students here at Reading in the right direction regarding their post University plans.

The careers and placement fair is the largest careers event of the year. Reading welcomed more than 85 employers including PwC (our sponsors), Vodafone, Virgin Media, NHS and Teach First. A Reading Postgraduate study room and a CV Clinic were also available to the 2100 students who attended.» >

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