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
On our website we have an extensive list of country profiles with links, advice, and news about employability in a range of countries. Each profile should give you a great starting point in finding out how to move to a certain country, and will hopefully provide you a perfect base for figuring out how you want to go about doing this.
2. International Development Events Programme (IDEP)
If you’re still in London next year, IDEP runs throughout Lent Term and aims to equip you with the knowledge to help you make a decision about starting, or continuing, a career in international development. Undergraduates, master’s and PhD students and graduates from wide range of LSE departments can attend presentations, seminars, fairs and networking events with leading practitioners from the Development sector.
3. Going Global
If you’re a current student then you’ll have access to our exclusive resources. One of these is Going Global, which is one of the best resources for finding jobs abroad out there. Going Global has extensive country guides and a vacancy board for jobs abroad that you can search and apply through, so have a look and see if there are any right for you.
4. Careers library
In the Careers Resource Centre on Floor 5 of the Saw Swee Hock Centre we have a small library of books, with a section specifically for international careers. We have books on TEFL, individual guides for America, Canada, Hong Kong, and Europe, and other more general guides for working outside of the UK. Many of these can be borrowed for up to a week with your student card.
5. Study abroad
Studying abroad is a great way to get started in a country. While studying you can see if the culture fits you, and hopefully have access to a careers centre that can help you find employment once you’ve finished your course. Make sure you do your research beforehand, as studying abroad can have extra costs and rules. Have a look at our studying abroad page for more information.
6. Talk to alumni
If you’re feeling like you don’t know where to start, then talking to alumni who have done the same thing can help you figure out how to get back on top. The alumni office runs a mentoring programme for current students to talk to alumni, and help them get on their feet ready with a range of graduates who have done what you’re hoping to do.
One of the main resources that CareerHub has to offer is our dedicated jobs board that is only accessible to current students and alumni. On the ‘Opportunities’ tab you can search for vacancies by location, including outside the UK. You can also search the subject of your course, anything you’re interested in doing, or even certain skills to find a job that’s right for you.