Changing careers is a big step to take, especially when you’ve already climbed the ranks in one area and want to move into something completely different. It will involve a lot of hard work, but if it’s right for you then the results will be worth the effort. However, before you drop everything and immediately jump into a new career, […]
Now that your exams and final assignments have finished (or are about to!) you may be wondering what to do with your summer. If you’re moving around then it can be difficult to get a head start on your future career and gain experience over the summer.
However, there are all sorts of experiences available that are both fun and […]
LSE Careers offers a huge range of resources, both online and offline, that can help you get the job you really want. Using a combination of these, you should be able to both find and attain the career path that you’re looking for, so make sure you’re making the most of us! Even if you’re not sure what you […]
Assessment centres can be an intimidating prospect, but they’re also an essential step in the recruitment process for many large employers. If you’ve been invited to an assessment centre and don’t know how to prepare, then don’t worry! LSE Careers can help you get ready for this.
All assessment centres are different, but we also have a lot of resources […]
Whether you want to establish yourself in another country or want to use work to see the world, we can give you some advice on how to get a job or experience abroad. We have some great resources, both online and offline, and tips that can get you started moving on after your studies:
1. Know yourself and what you’re […]
We’ve just got some new additions to the LSE Careers library, so if you’ve finished your exams and aren’t sure what to do next then come and have a look to see if any of our books are interesting to you.
We have books about career choice, career search, and all parts of the recruitment cycle, from applications to psychometric […]
With many of you having just started your first internship or formal work experience, or about to, we thought it would be useful to share our top 10 tips for making the most of this experience and ways to make sure that you are remembered for all the right reasons.
1. Set yourself some goals
Whether it’s learning some new skills, […]
So you have an interview coming up. Don’t worry: here are our top ten interview essentials which should help you get through it!
1. Prepare thoroughly
Whether this is the job that will be the start of your career or just something to make some money over the holidays, you need to prepare for your interview. This means knowing about the organisation, the […]
Whether you want to go back and work in your home country or if you just want to use work as an excuse to see the world, we can give you some advice on how to get a job outside of the UK. We have some great resources, both online and offline, that can get you started:
1. Country profiles
Many of you will be doing your dissertation right now (or have done one already) and might be wondering how to make it work for your applications. Thankfully, your dissertation will give you a whole set of skills and assets that will be attractive to employers. Listed here are just a small selection of the qualities you can develop by doing […]
Job applications can be quite stressful.
Whether you’re looking to start your career or just trying to find any work for now, applications can be tough. It’s tempting to send the same CV and cover letter to every job you apply for, but this will probably not work. Here are our top things to think about when you’re completing a job application, […]
So you’ve received an offer from LSE and can’t wait to get started.
As an offer holder you can’t get onto CareerHub yet as you need to register on campus before the system allows you access. However, there are plenty of things you can do before arriving at LSE to help with your future career.
1. See what we can do for you
LSE Careers […]
Writing a master’s application is very similar to applications for most jobs. Generally you will complete a form with your basic details, and then write a personal statement detailing why you should be accepted.
For that reason, master’s applications should be considered as seriously as an application for a job you really want. It can be hard to know where to start, […]
Chances are you’ve received a lot of information from every department in the School, and it’s pretty hard to keep track of it all. Not to worry – we’ve put together an easy guide to our services and what we can offer you throughout the year below.
We’re open Monday to Friday 9:30am-5pm (and until 8pm on Thursdays) so feel […]
At the moment you’re probably grappling with revision and deadlines, so your career search has been put on hold while you try to get your head around your final pieces of work. It’s OK, we understand: your course must come first. However, don’t forget that we’re still here for you, so if you’re feeling on top of your work then come […]
Choosing the right internship can be difficult. There’s rarely going to be one that meets your exact requirements, so you’re going to need to make a decision between multiple opportunities which may seem quite similar.
Picking an internship at random may be tempting, but don’t forget that choosing the right internship has the potential to affect your future career trajectory. You […]
At LSE, it can be easy to forget that there are career opportunities outside of the cycle of Spring Week-Internship-Graduate Scheme. There are hundreds of careers that don’t need to be part of the Big Four and job roles that span a huge range of interests. Have a look at some of these roles for inspiration, and know that there […]
Graduate jobs are usually associated with high-profile graduate schemes in huge corporations, however this doesn’t have to be the case. Small and medium enterprises, or SMEs as they are commonly known, are organisations with up to 250 staff and can be a great place to start your career for a huge number of reasons. We advertise a range of opportunities on […]
If you’re starting a new business, there are a few things that you need to be aware of that you might not have previously thought. Hopefully this list will be helpful to you!
1. Pick a good name
Naming your business can be a lot of fun, but you’ve got to think about the practicalities of what’s in a name. Using […]