At this time of year, as attention is very much focused on dissertations and exams, things are certainly a bit quieter at LSE Careers, with fewer events taking place. We’re still around, though, and from Thursday 20 April, following our brief Easter closure, we will be very happy to see you here on floor 5 of SAW if you want to take some time out of your busy regime and have a chat with a careers consultant.
Once exams are out of the way, our summer programme begins. As well as offering you the opportunity to work on your LinkedIn profile, you’ll have the chance to hone your interview and broader networking skills. For those of you who are still planning your post-LSE life, we will be organising a session on immediate job hunting strategies; don’t forget that new positions continue to be added to CareerHub – ask we speak we have over 1,400 opportunities listed. Remember, too, that you will continue to have access to LSE Careers once your studies are over.
Whatever stage you’re at, we can help you:
Decide what career might suit you
If you don’t know what you would like to go into when your course ends or you would like to talk through your options you can book a careers discussion with one of our dedicated Careers Consultants. You can also use Career Builder or our other career planning resources.
Develop your skills and experience
The LSE Volunteer Centre is part of LSE Careers, and as well as looking at opportunities on CareerHub you can discuss options for volunteering to suit your needs. Volunteering is a great way to develop skills whilst meeting new people, having fun, and giving something back to a community and can improve your career prospects. You can choose to volunteer for an ongoing period of time or you can take part in one of the many one-off micro volunteering opportunities our team arrange. If you feel there are barriers to your being able to volunteer, such as time or location, have a look at our tips on how to overcome them. We also advertise part-time roles and internships in addition to full-time jobs on CareerHub which can be another useful way to gain experience.
Speak to a careers consultant
You can also talk to a careers consultant to get feedback on your CV, cover letters and application forms. One-to-one appointments are available every day from 9:30am-5pm, with late appointments available until 8pm every Thursday during term-time. You’re entitled to four careers appointments and one practice interview per term.
Attend careers events
We run and facilitate lots of careers events including:
- deciding on a career
- CV, cover letter and application form support
- interview skills
- mock assessment centres
Practice your interview technique
When you get that interview why not book a 30-minute practice interview to build your confidence before the big day and find out where the gaps in your preparation are? Simply fill in the practice interview form on CareerHub giving details of your upcoming interview. This enables your Careers Consultant to prepare some tailored questions for you.
Experienced hires and PhD students
In addition to the above we also cater for experienced hires and PhD students. PhD students can access the services of our dedicated PhD Careers Consultant Catherine Reynolds, who also holds careers seminars, appointments and events in the PhD Academy. We also advertise experienced hire roles on CareerHub for those with previous job experience.