Oct 21 2014

Careers in law for non-law students

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law booksDid you know that you don’t have to have a law degree to qualify as a solicitor or barrister? Many legal employers recruit up to 50% of their trainees from non-law degrees. So if the legal profession is a career you are considering, what skills and attributes do you need? Here LSE Careers Consultant Morag Brocklehurst shares her insights, plus there’s a handy list of law-related events coming up at LSE Careers. Continue reading

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Oct 20 2014

Business etiquette – China and the UK

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shuxiu zhangIn this blog, Shuxiu Zhang goes into more detail about business etiquette and some of the main differences she’s seen between the UK and China.

Although similarities are bound to exist between cultures, the professional conduct of China and the UK do also differ. For example, in China, one often greets the other with a nod or slight bow. Such behaviour is not usually found when interacting with British professionals. Instead, British professionals usually greet each other with a firm hand shake and eye contact – behaviours that are often toned down in China. In a business environment, Chinese professionals usually address each other only by their family name and their professional title, such as Director Chen or Chairman Wu. Because formality is a sign of respect, using someone’s given name is usually avoided; and Chinese professionals tend to clarify how to address their counterparts very early in the meeting.

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Oct 19 2014

BP Ultimate Field Trip – let your ideas flow

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Please see the information provided by BP below:

At BP, we know the best ideas can come from anyone, anywhere, and that brilliance is out there just waiting to be discovered. The Ultimate Field Trip (UFT) competition helps us to do just that – discover it. Students from all over the world are invited to come up with diverse, complex and original solutions to real-world energy problems. And in the six years the competition has been running, their commitment, ingenuity and drive has continued to make a big impression on our senior executives. You could be the next team to amaze us.

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Oct 19 2014

The importance of failing – advice for entrepreneurs

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Guest blogger and LSE alumna Rolake Rosiji explores the importance of failing as an entrepreneur:

FAIL, FAIL, FAIL again, Fail better.

Since leaving LSE in 2009, I’ve worked in management consulting in London. I’ve had my share of ups and downs but working for a well known company made me feel better when things were down. Continue reading

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Oct 18 2014

Bloomberg Aptitude Test – 29 October

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LSE students can take the Bloomberg Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT), a free multiple choice test that evaluates your abilities for career in finance, on 29 October at 6:30pm. All questions on the BAT evaluate aptitude rather than knowledge so you do not need to have a background in finance in order to do well on the test. The test takes place at the Bloomberg Offices in Finsbury Square.

Download the Bloomberg Aptitude Test – 29 October PDF for more information, or visit the BAT website to book.

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Oct 18 2014

Video interviews and the public sector

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videoWe first wrote a post about video interviews a few months ago but thought it was worth sharing some further insights as it becomes increasingly common that employers conduct video interviews. Frontline, the leadership programme for social work, has recently introduced video interviews. We had a meeting with the Frontline Recruitment Officer for LSE, Andrea Boden. She shares her top tips. Continue reading

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Oct 17 2014

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre Official Opening: LSE Careers drop-in CV appointments

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LSE Careers is running drop-in CV appointments for LSE students to celebrate the official opening of our new home, the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, on 24 October. Come to the LSE Careers Resource Area (SAW, 5th floor) between 10am and 2pm to discuss:

  • the style and content of your CV
  • targeting your CV for a particular sector and/or job role

Make sure to bring a hard-copy of your CV with you!

We are also running a Twitter quiz on the day – get involved for a chance to win a Unilever hamper.

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Oct 17 2014

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre Official Opening: LSE Careers Twitter quiz

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hamperLSE Careers is running a Twitter quiz to celebrate the official opening of our new home, the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, on Friday 24 October. Follow @LSEcareers on the day as we tweet quiz questions, and tweet your answers by midnight for the chance to win an amazing hamper filled with Unilever products, from Dove to Hellman’s and Pot Noodle to Radox, or a set of Hugo Boss and Escada fragrances! We will also be tweeting other interesting facts and careers information throughout the day. Continue reading

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Oct 16 2014

Entrepreneurial one-to-one appointments

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Need to speak to someone about your entrepreneurial career? Want to find out more about inspiring entrepreneurial events at LSE and beyond? Fancy some initial feedback on your business ideas?

From next week, Generate at LSE Careers is running one-to-one careers consultant appointments for entrepreneurs. Appointments last 20 minutes and run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 9.30am.

You can book an appointment on CareerHub one week in advance.

We looking forward to seeing you, bright and early, over the next few weeks!

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Oct 16 2014

Share the love this Christmas with part-time work

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_DSC6392Staying close to London this Christmas? Love carol songs, fairy lights and the magical atmosphere December brings to the city? Are you also looking to make money to buy fabulous gifts?

The solution may be to find a temp job during the Christmas season. Fortunately, LSE Careers has lots listed on CareerHub!

All the big department stores like Fenwick, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Debenhams and Fortnum & Mason have opportunities for temporary sales assistants, often with the possibility of the role becoming permanent in the future.

Other retailers offering temp jobs include Anthropologie, The White Company, Pandora, Paperchase and Hamleys.

If you  want to live an enhanced Christmas experience, then you could always become a temporary sales assistant for Pines and Needles or The Christmas Forest.

Seasonal jobs aside, be sure to regularly check CareerHub for part-time job opportunities. At the moment more than 200 are on offer.

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