As well as giving you that much-needed work experience, a chance to develop some key skills and generally bulk up your CV in readiness for the upcoming permanent job push, any kind of summer work provides a great opportunity to extend your professional network. So as well as seizing all available opportunities to impress your colleagues with your skill, […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
The very word ‘networking’ has the power to strike fear into the boldest amongst us. Visions of warm white wine, vol-au-vents and making small talk with strangers are what people conjure up. In reality, networking – or building relationships – is something that we do all the time and often without conscious effort. So where does LSE Careers come […]
The questions you want to ask when networking with someone will generally be determined by where you are in the job search process.
Think of it like a funnel. When you first start off, you’ll probably want to focus on gaining a wide overview of the critical issues, challenges and trends within the industries or sectors that you’re interested in. Further […]
With over 100 days in between the end of Summer Term and the start of Michaelmas Term, there are a huge variety of experiences available that are both fun and flexible and will help boost your CV.
There are hundreds of opportunities that employers have advertised on CareerHub. You can search through the ‘Opportunities’ bar on the home […]
In Part one, we discussed preparing for your first day and making a good impression in the workplace.
When you start a new job, it’s important to allow yourself time to absorb and settle in (‘consuming value’). You should also plan how you can now contribute to the success of the organisation (‘creating value’) and generate new opportunities for yourself.