The group exercise is a common element in many assessment centres and something that you are likely to become quite familiar with as you navigate your path into employment. Whether you’re taking part in a group discussion, team case study, role play or a ‘design and build’ team game, employers are interested in observing how you interact with others. […]
What is the LSE Careers European internships fair?
Our annual careers fair in Brussels, organised in collaboration with Sciences Po in Paris and the College of Europe in Bruges, is a must for all students interested in working within the European Institutions and associated organisations.
This year the fair is taking place on Friday 28 February 2020 in the Sofitel Brussels Europe, and, […]
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Many employers, including EY, Barclays, Aviva, Nestlé and Standard Chartered use strengths based rather than competency questions to assess their candidates at interview. In a strengths based interview the recruiter will focus on exploring your innate strengths and what you enjoy doing, rather than questioning you about your past behaviours. This approach is seen as a fairer […]
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, […]
Speculative applications can be an effective way of increasing your chances of getting a job. Essentially they involve crafting well written, tailored CVs and cover letters to an individual in an organisation who is in a position to hire you. The crucial element is that you are not replying to an advertised vacancy, but instead are writing on the […]
Presentations are an integral element in the recruitment process for many organisations, and are something that few of us really enjoy, particularly when so much is at stake. The good news is that practice definitely makes perfect, and you’ll find that each time you present you will become more comfortable as long as you follow a few basic guidelines. […]
Earlier this year, we hosted a panel looking at strategies for immediate job hunting where we welcomed recruitment consultants and social media specialists from a number of search firms and agencies to share their advice on how to look for and get a job. Recruitment agencies can be a useful addition to your job hunting toolkit, often having in-depth sector and recruitment knowledge as well as useful […]
Deciding to do part-time work while you are studying at the LSE can be a great idea. Apart from easing the financial pressure of living in one of the most expensive cities in the world, and giving you a bit of spare cash to help you to enjoy it, it can also give you the opportunity to develop some […]