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    How to prepare and make the most of LSE Careers if you’re a second or third year undergraduate

How to prepare and make the most of LSE Careers if you’re a second or third year undergraduate

So your summer’s nearly over and you’ll soon be heading back to LSE.

Hopefully you’re looking forward to seeing your friends and getting into your courses again. Alongside focusing on your studies and those all-important extra-curricular activities now is also a really important time to be thinking about your future career and setting yourself up to be in the best position […]

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5 September 2017|LSE Careers|0 Comments|

LSE Careers Disability Mentoring Scheme

LSE Careers is launching a mentoring scheme for disabled students which is running from October 2017 to July 2018. Our mentors are LSE alumni who have all gone through the processes of finding inclusive employers and success in the workplace.

The scheme will open with a launch event on Wednesday 11 October and will be followed by one-to-one meetings between […]

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1 September 2017|LSE Careers|0 Comments|

Insights from a UK student on working abroad

Guest blog by current student Sam Woolston who shares his experience of working abroad in Italy and Cyprus:

Teaching English in Italy
The first sign that my summer might include working in a foreign country came at the end of Lent Term. I received an email from a Head Teacher of a language school I had previously worked at asking me […]

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Managing expectations in your job search and beyond

Have you ever been to see a film that you have waited what seems like an age for, heard masses of hype about, then you’ve been phenomenally disappointed by? Or queued for hours to buy something in the sales (Boxing Day anyone?) then found you can’t get in or everything you want has gone because there were so many […]

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What to do if you have more than one job offer

Congratulations! You’ve been so successful in the recruitment process that more than one organisation is interested and has offered you a contract.

But now, the (potentially) difficult decision as to which one to accept, and how to communicate this to the employers.
I don’t know which job to accept!

It can be difficult to choose between jobs that you’ve applied to, were […]

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    Common mistakes at interview – how to get it right first time!

Common mistakes at interview – how to get it right first time!

Now is a particularly busy time for job and internship interviews and to support you, here LSE careers consultant Viki Chinn reflects on her experience of interviews including why some students get it ‘wrong’ and how to ensure positive outcomes instead:
1. Failing to do your homework
There is a simple equation for interview preparation – the better you prepare, the more likely you are to get […]

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How to succeed at verbal and numerical reasoning tests

1. Figure out what’s expected from the tests

Usually when an organisation wants you to take online psychometric tests, they’ll give you a small amount of information about what they want to see. Some make your timing the priority, whereas others will state you don’t necessarily need to finish the test. They also sometimes state what level they’re looking for […]

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Networking during your job search

Someone somewhere has information that could lead you to your ideal job. So where are they? How do you find them? Answer: networking.

Networking is loved by some some and dreaded by others. Those dreading networking are probably thinking about a busy networking reception or maybe cold calling with no idea as to how their approach will be received. But these are not the only types of networking.

Great networkers […]

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Discover the LSE Careers website – not (just) CareerHub!

Blog by LSE Careers Consultant Viki Chinn:

Can you imagine a world where Sainsbury’s didn’t sell milk, Tesco’s didn’t sell bread, and Waitrose didn’t give away free coffee? No? Of course not – these are key products without which a food shop would not be providing…food!

Every time I run a seminar or workshop I always ask the audience ‘How many […]

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    Starting your career – common sense advice from an LSE alum

Starting your career – common sense advice from an LSE alum

Guest blog by LSE alum Kimia Pezeshki who shares some advice on how to start your career off in an effective and successful manner:
There are many more career options available to you than you may have thought of. Everyone has heard of a lawyer, but most people haven’t heard of legal document automator. The traditionally well-known professions only account for […]

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23 February 2017|LSE Careers|0 Comments|

Disability in the workplace

Guest blog by LSE alumna Melissa Patel who describes her experiences throughout her job search and observations on how some organisations address disability in the workplace:
Before starting to apply for internships at the end of 2014, I had not really considered how my disability would affect my applications. Furthermore, I had not thought about whether or not to disclose and […]

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17 February 2017|LSE Careers|1 Comment|
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    Finding inclusive employers when you have a disability or long-term health condition

Finding inclusive employers when you have a disability or long-term health condition

LSE alum Tony Richards shares his thoughts and experience on how to find inclusive employers:
Searching for your first job is the hardest thing anyone will ever do, and it’s made even harder if you have a disability. I know this all too well because it took me a good year before I got my foot on the first rung of […]

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3 February 2017|LSE Careers|0 Comments|

LSE Philosophy careers and alumni evening

Blog by Lewis Humphreys, LSE Graduare Intern in the Philosophy Department:

In the second week of term, we welcomed back 11 LSE Philosophy graduates to our annual careers evening.

The event kicked off with a panel discussion, where alumni introduced themselves and explained their route from LSE to their current job. Next there was a Q&A. Being philosophers, there was at […]

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27 January 2017|LSE Careers|0 Comments|

What to think about when deciding on a career

There’s a huge amount of advice out there on how to decide which career to go into. Much of it involves, in as rational a way as possible, analysing what your strengths are, what interests you and what’s important to you. You then match it with a career that seems to offer a good fit and (hopefully) you have a […]

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How to improve your networking skills – by an LSE alum

Guest blog by Brian Hendrick who works as a Delivery Lead for HM Revenue and Customs:
Professional social networks go a long way toward excelling in one’s career and finding development/learning opportunities. For some people, socialising is enjoyable/exciting and networking may feel natural. For others, socialising may be more difficult/tiresome and networking may feel like a necessary evil. Whether you […]

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    An LSE alum’s experience of Change100 and why you should apply

An LSE alum’s experience of Change100 and why you should apply

Bethany Kenny studied Social Policy and Government at LSE and joined the Department of Health’s Mental Health and Strategy Team as part of Leonard Cheshire Disability’s Change100. Change100 brings together the UK’s top employers and talented disabled students and graduates to offer three months of paid work experience – applications are open until 25 January.

During her placement Bethany worked on two […]

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3 January 2017|LSE Careers|1 Comment|
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    An LSE alum’s experience of Change100 and why you should apply

An LSE alum’s experience of Change100 and why you should apply

Natasha Valladares studied Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at LSE and took part in the Change100 programme in 2015, working at Leonard Cheshire Disability as a Policy and Campaigns Assistant. Change100 brings together the UK’s top employers and talented disabled students and graduates to offer three months of paid work experience – applications are open until 25 January.

Natasha is […]

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8 December 2016|LSE Careers|1 Comment|
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    Finding inclusive employers when you have a disability or long-term health condition

Finding inclusive employers when you have a disability or long-term health condition

Jessica Luke is a Paralympian and she now works at Blind in Business. In this blog she talks about the challenges she’s faced finding a job:
I have a genetic eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa and I have around 2% remaining vision.

I have a first-class degree in languages and a distinction in my MA in technical translation. I have internship […]

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21 October 2016|LSE Careers|0 Comments|

How to make the most of LSE Careers when you’re at LSE

Hear from LSE alumna Joanna (BSc Social Policy) on how she made the most of our services while studying here:
First, I think that congratulations are in order; congratulations on being able to call yourself a student at one of the UK’s top universities! Studying at LSE will give you so many amazing opportunities to learn not just about your chosen […]

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12 October 2016|LSE Careers|0 Comments|

A day at the European Central Bank

Guest blog by LSE students Charlotte and Laura who recently visited Frankfurt to attend a Female Talent Day at the European Central Bank (ECB):

Our day at the ECB started with a brief breakfast where we met participants from other universities around Europe. Almost every country was represented and students came from very different backgrounds, from Economics to Civil Engineering […]

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