Happy New Year from LSE Careers!
We reopen after the holidays on Tuesday 2 January so come in and see us for a one-to-one or book a Skype or telephone appointment (email us)!
We hold numerous sector-specific careers fairs throughout the year both on campus and overseas and advertise a number of others. Most events take place in the evenings after timetabled teaching has been completed. Fairs are sometimes held over two evenings and will have different employers attending on each night so make sure to book for both!
Banking and Financial […]
Whether you’re a social media fan, prefer reading blogs, like your news in bite size form over email, want to talk face-to-face and get hard copies for things – or all the above – there are lots of ways you can stay up to date to make sure you get the most out of our services and events!
Blog and […]
Blog by Viki Chinn – Careers Consultant for disabled students
There’s a buzz around campus in anticipation of students arriving – welcome to Michaelmas Term at LSE!
Whether you are a newcomer to LSE or a returning student this can be an exciting and busy time. At LSE Careers we have a full schedule of careers events waiting for you, from Careers […]
An organisation wants reassurance that they hired the best person for the job. As a new recruit you need time to absorb and settle in (‘consuming value’) but by planning how you’ll approach your first 90 days gives you the best chance of quickly contributing to the success of the organisation (‘creating value’).
Before you start
Be proactive in letting recruiters know […]
Throughout the past few months, we’ve posted blogs from LSE alumni and employers about what it’s like to work in certain sectors, including their advice for current students.
In this blog you can find a recap of what they said – check out previous posts too and look out for more posts this year!
Training contracts and beyond
Guest blog by Emma […]
For many of us social media is now part of our daily lives. It’s definitely worth thinking about whether you’re using it to its full capacity in your job search so here are a few things to keep in mind:
Your LinkedIn profile is the CV that never sleeps, so make sure you keep it up to date. This will […]
If you’re applying for jobs then you will have discovered that filling out application forms can take a lot of time and effort. Effective preparation and doing your research will help you to stand out from the crowd though – here are a few tips to help you along the way!
Get the basics right
This might seem obvious but it’s […]
Your personal brand is your reputation – it’s what you’re known for and how people experience what you’re about. Social media is now part of career management so it’s important to think about how online tools can help develop your brand. Below are some tips on how you can achieve this with Twitter and LinkedIn, although many principles apply […]
Whether you graduated this summer or finished your course up to five years ago, you still have access to LSE Careers services once you leave LSE.
All LSE alumni are able to use our resource centre, careers website and exclusive careers subscriptions, which provide a wealth of careers information to help you at whatever stage you’re at.
If you finished your degree programme within […]
We’ve got lots of online and offline resources you can use all year round (and up to five years after your course ends!) to help you identify and achieve your career plans:
Career Builder is a great place to start. It’s designed as an interactive guide to help you navigate the career planning process and find the most appropriate information […]
We’re here to help LSE students and alumni develop and achieve their career plans and so we’re on LinkedIn (search ‘LSE Careers’) to make sure we reach more people!
Why follow us?
Whether you’re new to LSE, are returning, or have graduated but want to make the most of alumni access to our services, follow us as there will be something […]
Guest blog by Mark Malik who graduated from LSE with a BSc in Mathematics and Economics in 2015. He completed a summer internship with Shell and is now on their Finance Graduate Programme, working as a Payroll Accounting Manager in Manila and studying for his CIMA professional qualification:
Not everyone will have got the results they were hoping for. If […]
A massive congratulations from LSE Careers to everyone graduating this week! All the best for your big day and your future career – remember you can use our services for up to five years after you finish your degree.
Guest blog by LSE Alumni Relations:
This July we’ll welcome our newest cohort of 2017 graduates to the LSE alumni community – a lifelong global network of over 142,000 members in almost 200 countries. So how do you stay in touch with the School and connect with fellow alumni once you leave?
Top tips to make the most of your alumni […]
Guest blog by UBS:
The UBS Future of Finance Challenge 2017 is open to startups and established, growing companies that think they can change the way finance works and how banks meet their client’s needs.
We have identified four focused challenges where technology can transform how banks work and what we deliver for our clients:
RegTech and LegalTech
If you’re an LSE student with 2-3 years’ work experience (or even more…), your requirements are likely to be different from students with less professional experience. You may be studying to enable a career change, or your studies may be more focused towards career progression. Either way, here are some resources to get you started/keep you going with all things […]
Congratulations, you’ve been offered an interview – all those hours of writing the perfect application have paid off!
Perhaps you’ve been offered a telephone, Skype/video, or face-to-face interview. Maybe they’ll be asking you competency, strengths based, motivational, brain teaser, technical, case study, or situational judgement questions.
Whatever you’re due to face, LSE Careers can help support your preparation:
Read our interviews […]
Guest blog by Corinne Hutchinson at TipTopJob.com:
It is time to find a job, but where do you start? Today, there is a wealth of information available on the Internet and it can be mind-blowing. Job boards have become a very popular tool to finding a job but with many different types, functionalities, tools, features, specialisms and locations it can […]
There are different formats you can use for your CV to show your skills and experiences in the best way, tailored to the role which you are applying to. You may present the same information but in a slightly different way with alternative headings and structure.
Traditional or reverse-chronological CV
This is the most common type of CV and is suitable […]
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