Maddie Smith

About Maddie Smith

Careers Consultant, LSE Careers

What are Corporate Responsibility careers?

What we mean by ‘responsible’ careers in the private sector and what does the future hold for corporate responsibility (CR)?

These where just two of the topics we discussed in a wide ranging recent panel event on ‘corporate careers with a conscience’ chaired by Nick O’Shea, an economist and social entrepreneur. He was joined by LSE alumni and others working in […]

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CVs for career changers

Many of us will change career if not once, then many more times over the course of our working lives. But what does that mean for your CV, one of the most important elements in your job search toolkit? The challenge for any career changer is to show how your previous experience is relevant to your new role. The […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility careers resources

A question many students and graduates looking to work in corporate responsibility and sustainability ask is, ‘where is the best place to look for news and find out about opportunities?’ We asked representatives on our ‘Corporate careers with a conscience’ panel earlier this year for their job hunting advice. Below is a summary of their suggestions and some resources to use:

Don’t […]

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How to cope when career things don’t quite go to plan

One thing is for certain, we’ll all be rejected for a job at some point in our lives. It’s how we deal with the disappointment that’s important. Disappointment is an uncomfortable emotion and can be difficult to deal with. Here guest blogger Dr Ohemaa Nkansa-Dwamena explains how, by thinking differently, you can use these experiences to build career resilience, focus on your core […]

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Getting a job overseas – insights from an LSE graduate

Many graduates talk about wanting an international career. Indeed many do, working for a multinational company with operations and careers across the globe. Others may find themselves based in one country with regular visits to clients, companies or offices in other regions. Working for an international organisation, geographical mobility is key as your career is determined by country priorities […]

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Making the most of your internship

Many of you will have just started or be starting your summer internships or work experience soon. Internships are a great way of building your CV, finding out about different areas of work and if it suits you and, in certain sectors and professions, are used by recruiters as a talent pipeline. So an internship is about much more than […]

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Informational interviewing – what to do and not to do

Guest blog by Kim Katz from Careers Insight:
When you approach the job market it is very helpful to speak to as many people as possible who are either in the industry and/or role you are targeting. Your CV improves as you gain valuable insight into what competencies to highlight; it shows other professionals your passion and commitment to the […]

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    Top application and assessment centre tips from an LSE student

Top application and assessment centre tips from an LSE student

John, an international student in the Management Department, has had a lot of success at application stage and recently attended a number of assessment centres. Here he shares his insights into how to get through the different stages of the selection and recruitment processes and his top tips for success:

Application forms and psychometric tests

In applications use the full word count. If an answer […]

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Working in a rights based field – alumni insights

LSE Careers recently hosted a human rights careers networking evening for the Centre for the Study of Human Rights. Alumni talked about their roles and career paths but also shared their top tips for getting started. With many LSE alumni from across a range of programmes moving into what might be broadly classed a rights based field, we thought […]

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    A new era for Corporate Social Responsibility as we know it?

A new era for Corporate Social Responsibility as we know it?

In Lent Term we welcomed a range of Corporate Responsibility (CR) and sustainability specialists (including LSE alumni) onto campus to talk about their career paths, what their day-to-day jobs involve, and what the future holds for people interested in CR as a career.

Thanks to Isabella from Sancroft, Yogesh from TCS, Lisa from AIM, Stephanie from the JP Morgan Foundation, […]

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How to make the most of spring weeks and insight programmes

Congratulations you’ve secured a place on a spring week or insight programme! There’s no clearer message that an employer is impressed with you – both with your profile and crucially, how you’ve connected it to their business. So how do you make the most of this experience?

Using discussions from a recent careers panel where 2nd and 3rd year students came […]

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Assessment centres – an LSE alum shares her top tips

We’ve been seeing lots of students with assessment centres coming up and many more who are waiting the results of telephone and first round interviews. For any of you about to go through an assessment centre, the whole process can be feel a bit daunting. Doing research and familiarising yourself with what to expect on the day is the best […]

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