We have many resources available to help students make great applications to all employers throughout the year. For example, our How to write CVs and cover letters and How to complete application forms guides (available online and in our Resource Centre) are a great starting point. We’ve also updated our bank of CV and cover letter examples which are drawn from LSE students and alumni.

CV and application form booklet covers


There’s also a wealth of advice and information on our website and this blog – whether you want to know how long your CV should be, reasons for tailoring your CV, about alternative CV formats, or want tips on completing application forms. Once you have a finished draft, book an appointment with one of our careers consultants for feedback before you submit.

Most of the general advice on CVs and applications will be suitable for applications to the larger graduate programmes. However you can get more specialised and sector-specific advice on our website and from researching employers and sectors.

Term-time seminars

Our careers consultants also run seminars on writing effective CVs, cover letters and application forms which you can view and book on CareerHub. We also run specialist seminars for PhD students so look out for those on CareerHub too.

In Summer Term events will run from June. If you can’t attend you can also book in for a one-to-one CV or cover letter discussion in person all year round (we’re based on Floor 5 of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre). If you’re not in London, we can offer you Skype and telephone appointments – email us at for more.