LSE Careers

New additions to the library at LSE Careers

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 […]

Presenting with confidence – how to pitch

Pitching and presenting successfully involves using a blend of techniques, including applied improvisation and learning practical ways to improve your confidence. Here are a few valuable tips to help you be pitch perfect:
Tip #1: Don’t rush into speaking
Make sure you are well-positioned and standing (or sitting) still before speaking. It’s easy to start speaking before you are stationary and if […]

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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    An LSE student’s perspective: volunteering with Age UK Islington

An LSE student’s perspective: volunteering with Age UK Islington

Selina Wan, BSc Economics, has been volunteering as a Volunteer Adviser for Age UK Islington since October 2016, coming in once a week for appointments with clients at a community drop-in. After in-depth training, and shadowing other volunteer advisers, she now helps clients with a range of issues. As an adviser, she helps clients find their way around online […]

Jonathan Li – Associate, 500 Startups

Jonathan Li completed the  MSc International Management at LSE in 2013. He now works as an Associate at 500 Startups.
“The LSE provided a memorable and unique experience for my personal development. I met many wonderful people, participated in a number of unique programming opportunities.”
Find out more about Jonathan Li and his experiences on his graduate profile page.

Making the most of your internship

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, […]

Get CV and interview essentials in just two minutes

Need to write your CV or got an interview coming up? We’ve launched two online video guides to job searching. Designed to give you short and snappy essentials at your finger tips, they focus on how to write an effective CV and how to prepare for an interview.

In less than two minutes, get the key concepts of making your […]

Law Reform essay competition 2017

The Bar Council invites students aiming for a career at the Bar to enter their annual Law Reform Essay Competition. The essay (3000 words maximum) should ‘identify and make the case for a law reform which is desirable, practical and useful’.

students currently studying for or about to graduate from the LLB Law or BA Law and Anthropology (ie. […]

Want to know how to write for Members of Parliament?

Guest blog by Henrik Bliddal who is Director of NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Science and Technology Committee and its Research Assistant Programme:

As a director at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (PA), it is my job to compose first drafts of reports for members of parliament (MPs) from North America or Europe. Ultimately, the MPs are the authors of these reports which provide analysis and […]

3 trustee roles of the week

As LSE students you have a lot of skills to offer to charities. So why not become a trustee for one of these three interesting charities? It’s a great way to put your skills in practice and it will also help you build new ones. You’ll also get a chance to expand your network and learn about strategy. So if you […]

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    LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year 2017 – Future Frontiers

LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year 2017 – Future Frontiers

Future Frontiers has done brilliant work over the past year and many LSE students got involved. We were therefore delighted to award the LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year award to them the LSE Volunteers event on 27 April based on their involvement of activities on campus, quality of the opportunities open to LSE students, number of recruits and feedback […]

Do you want to try the UK academic job market?

The first destination employment rates for LSE PhD graduates are consistently high at over 90% and about 60% of LSE PhD graduates tell us that they have jobs in teaching and or research in higher education six months after graduating. The majority of jobs in academia are advertised on the easily searchable
What type of roles are available?
Alison C […]

How employers use social media for recruitment

Many recruiters use social media for recruitment purposes and the most popular platform is LinkedIn. Some of the ways employers use social media include:
Brand management
Employers use social media to promote their brand and inform people what it is like to work for that organisation. This can be through their LinkedIn company page, YouTube or Facebook business page. Typical posts […]

How to best use jobs boards

Guest blog by Corinne Hutchinson at
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 […]

One page or two? How long does my CV need to be?

‘Should my CV be one or two pages?’ is perhaps the number one question we get asked at LSE Careers at this time of year. Those of you who would like a definitive answer to your question may not be too happy with our response ‘it depends’! But that’s the thing about CVs – there simply isn’t a definitive ‘right’ and […]

Career changers – overcoming personal challenges

Earlier this year we ran a career changers seminar which generated some interesting advice and insights. Making a career change can be a life affirming, but also inevitably stressful process, requiring you to overcome a number of potential hurdles. Here we share some of the most common challenges facing career changers, along with tips for how to address these […]

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    What LSE Careers can do for students with previous job experience

What LSE Careers can do for students with previous job experience

If you have two or three 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 transition, or your studies may be more focused towards career progression. Either way, we offer a range of events and support that could be useful to you:
One-to-one appointments […]

How to research employers before applying to jobs

Do you want to stand apart from other applicants? Or prepare for the dreaded ‘why us?’ question? Then, it’s quite simple…research employers before you begin applying.

Not only will it help you decide if you want to work for the employer in the first place, research will help equip you with some genuine, inimitable reasons for why you want to […]

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    Paulina Padilla Ugarte – Specialist in Gender and Employment, World Economic Forum

Paulina Padilla Ugarte – Specialist in Gender and Employment, World Economic Forum

Paulina Padilla Ugarte completed the MSc International Relations at LSE in 2013. She now works as a Specialist in Gender and Employment at the World Economic Forum.
“I would advise future students to build and expand their networks and tap into potential internship or volunteering opportunities during their studies to maximise their career prospects.”
Find out more about Paulina Padilla Ugarte […]

How to use social media to get a job

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 […]

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