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Cecily Sheppard

July 3rd, 2022

Navigate your career: Your future. Your way.

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Cecily Sheppard

July 3rd, 2022

Navigate your career: Your future. Your way.

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Careers don’t always follow a linear path. As you move through and on from LSE, your ideas about what a meaningful career is might change or you might need to navigate difficulties in making the transition to the workplace. Developing a sense of belonging in your place of work can take time and looking after your wellbeing is crucial as you undergo any kind of change.

That’s why the final week of our Summer Offer, ‘Your future. Your way.’ focuses on some top tips for how you can navigate your career, whatever comes your way…

Shape your own path…

Of course some things happen that are out of your control, but there are aspects of navigating your career that you can shape by building skills and understanding your purpose. For example, you might like to strengthen your networking skills, develop your career narrative, or better understand how to look after your own and others’ wellbeing in the workplace.

Join our ‘Navigate your career’ themed events to find out how to move forward with purpose, confidence, and direction.

Learn from rejection…

It can be soul-destroying when you don’t get the job you wanted, and it’s okay to take time to feel whatever you need to feel. But it’s also important to remember that every element of the recruitment process is an opportunity to learn! It’s the ideal time to reflect on your strengths and where you can improve, and what you want to do next. Read more in our blog: How to reflect and learn from not getting the job offer .

Understand that career development is a cycle…

Managing a successful and satisfactory career – whatever your interests, motivations and skills, whatever that means to you – is complex. Students join LSE at different stages of career readiness, and you will sit at different places on the career development cycle throughout your career as you understand your motivations, explore options, gather experience and implement your learnings. Reflecting on where you’re at and how you’re feeling about your career is key when deciding on your next career step – find out how you can use the Career Development Cycle on our website.

Use jobs boards as research opportunities…

In addition to highlighting roles you might like to apply for, browsing jobs and opportunities is a great way to explore where you might like to take your career next – including skills you might want to develop, companies you might be interested in, or even inspiration for a career change. Browse jobs and opportunities on CareerHub

Chat with us…

You can book a careers discussion with us wherever you’re at in your career journey – our careers consultants can help you navigate everything from preparing for interviews, to managing uncertainty and change, and we’re also here to support LSE alumni too. Find out more and book an appointment.

What’s on at LSE Careers…

If you’re interested in learning more about how to navigate your career, LSE Careers’ Summer Offer features a range of online and in-person events designed to help you do just that!

Find out more on the Your future. Your way. Hub

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Cecily Sheppard

Cecily is the Marketing and Communications Officer for LSE Careers. She loves broccoli, knitting, and writing anything and everything.

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