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5 reasons to book a place at our 2018 Asia Careers Fairs

LSE Careers is once again collaborating with Imperial College London and The University of Cambridge to bring you Careers Fairs in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Last years’ fairs were a great success with several LSE attendees obtaining placements and job offers as a result of coming along. To book your place at one or more of the fairs, visit CareerHub.

Check the event pages to see […]

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    Development Studies is fun, but is there a job at the end of it?

Development Studies is fun, but is there a job at the end of it?

Guest blog by Dr Duncan Green, Professor in Practice in International Development at the London School of Economics and Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB.
Studying development is fascinating, but will there be jobs for students once they graduate? I chaired a careers panel for LSE students recently, where a variety of alums, now rising up the greasy poles of the aid industry, […]

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A look back at our International History networking event.

The International History Department in collaboration with LSE Careers hosted a career networking evening with International History alumni on the 16 January. The evening offered International History students the opportunity to speak informally with BA and MSc International History professionals hearing the personal experiences and insights of alumni who work in a variety of different sectors, functions and roles.

Thank you to everyone […]

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A career in the charity sector: it’s all about skills

Since graduating in 2016 in MSc Human Rights at LSE Ruth has gone on to work for Amnesty International and now Child.org as the Charity Apprentice Manager. Here she explains the scheme and how it can help equip you with the right skills to move in to the charity sector.
Like many people, my time campaigning, volunteering and fundraising as […]

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    Investigate all avenues when pursuing your career path – tips from an LSE alum

Investigate all avenues when pursuing your career path – tips from an LSE alum

Guest blog by Leanne Snipper (BA Geography 2007) who is a Senior Risk Manager at BNY Mellon:
Choosing the organisation you want to work for is as equally important as the job you are responsible for. It’s easy to forget that your working life takes up a large proportion of each day and therefore your future happiness is just as […]

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Personal safety when working for an individual

Working for an individual can often be a great way to earn money on a part-time basis. Many students undertake this kind of work which can range from home tutoring or admin assistance to helping with childcare.

It’s important however that when thinking about working for an individual, you consider the potential risks to your personal safety first and foremost. Here are some […]

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Personal safety when job hunting

Although LSE Careers and many other reputable job sites have strict approval processes when deciding whether to post jobs and opportunities, it’s still important that you undertake due diligence with any of your job searches.

Whilst the following checklist won’t cover all eventualities, it will give you more information to help you make a decision if you have any concerns about your […]

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Networking – simple techniques

It can be difficult to know where to start when developing your network as a student, but we’re here to help! Here are five pointers to get you networking in various contexts including employer/sector events, careers fairs and approaching people speculatively via online platforms such as LinkedIn:
1. Preparation
You’ll feel more confident approaching people at employers/sector events if you have […]

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How to use LinkedIn to full effect

Many of us have a LinkedIn profile but are you using it to its full capacity in your job search? Here are a few simple tips to get you started:

Your profile

Your LinkedIn profile is like your CV that never sleeps so keep it up to date so employers and recruiters can easily find you! You can claim your […]

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Staying positive when your job search doesn’t go to plan

As you are coming to the end of your degree it can feel as if everyone else has got their life mapped out. Graduate job or internship secured. Maybe a holiday or bit of travel thrown in too. Yet despite making applications and maybe getting through various stages of the recruitment process you find yourself with nothing lined up […]

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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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How to improve your networking skills

It’s funny – the very word ‘networking’ has the power to strike fear into even the boldest people. Visions of making small talk with strangers over warm white wine are what people conjure up. In reality, networking – or building relationships – is something that we do all the time and often without conscious effort.
Example of successful networking
Julia Mills, […]

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Top tips for LinkedIn success

LinkedIn is a great resource for careers-related information, and can be a great way to keep in touch with recruiters or people you meet at networking events. To maximise its potential, you should make sure that your profile is professional and up to date, and that you’re using its features effectively. Have a look at our list of the top […]

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10 tips to use LinkedIn successfully

With more than 467 million users across 200 countries and territories, LinkedIn is an incredible platform for networking. Remember though, being on there and having a weak profile could be more damaging than not being on there at all! Here, LSE Careers consultant Saffron Fidget shares her top tips for creating a brilliant profile and using LinkedIn successfully:

1. Target your profile: Are you […]

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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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How to stand out following a networking event

Guest blog by Clare Tomkins, Graduate Recruitment Associate at EY:
So you’ve just spent an evening at a networking event or the day at a careers fair. Maybe you’ve handed out 30 CVs or perhaps you’ve spent a long time chatting to someone who works for your dream company? You may have made a great impression, but what comes next? This […]

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Getting a job overseas – insights from an LSE graduate

Many graduates talk about wanting an international career. Indeed many do, working for a multinational company with operations and careers across the globe. Others may find themselves based in one country with regular visits to clients, companies or offices in other regions. Working for an international organisation, geographical mobility is key as your career is determined by country priorities […]

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Network your way to the perfect internship

Guest blog written by Darain Faraz from LinkedIn:
The summer break is a great chance to get started on the career ladder by interning. If you haven’t lined something up yet, don’t worry, there’s still time – here are some top tips:
Don’t be invisible
The first place most recruiters and businesses look for employees and interns is online and if you’re […]

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Starting your career – some common sense advice from alumni

It’s reassuring to know not everyone at the LSE knows what they want to do, not everyone wants to work in banking or consultancy and not everyone has completed a dozen internships before they leave! Here five LSE alumni with experience spanning politics, media, consulting, banking and policy research dispel some common LSE myths and share their top career tips.

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