Career planning

Blog posts with advice on career planning. For more information please visit the career planning section of our website.

Insider tips – finding a job in the voluntary sector

Bobak Saadat studied BSc Social Anthropology at LSE, graduating in 2015. After interning at LSE Careers he’s now Fundraising Product Officer at Child.org, a small charity focused on supporting children through social enterprise. One of these products he manages is Charity Apprentice – the course in charity, run by charity professionals.
I had never worked in the voluntary sector before […]

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Tips on securing a job in the USA from an LSE alum

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American students! Here LSE alum Lauren Maffeo (MSc Gender, Media and Culture), who is now Content Editor for GetApp.com, shares some insights about her job search process as an American student at LSE:

What was the process like of finding a job for you back home in the US once you finished at LSE?

I lived and […]

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Top tips for using recruitment agencies

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 […]

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Alternatives to international organisations

With organisations such as the World Bank, IMF, UNDP and ADB on campus this term it’s no surprise that many students are looking to embark on a career in an international organisation. The typical profile of someone starting in such an organisation is often a mid-career professional with a master’s and 4-5 years relevant professional experience. This means that […]

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Useful LSE Library resources for careers research – ORBIS

ORBIS
The LSE Library has over 95 online and terminal based subscriptions, many of which can be useful for your careers research. Our series of blogs outlines a few of these subscriptions and how you can make use of them to enhance your applications and interview answers. This fifth post focuses on using ORBIS for your careers research.

ORBIS is a […]

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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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Alternatives to careers in consultancy – some ideas

‘Internal’ consultancy
There are a great many companies outside the consultancy sector, whether in consumer products (known as FMCG), banking, oil and gas, retail, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and so on that offer roles requiring similar skillsets which are challenging, have career progression opportunities and the chance to gain a professional qualification. Sometimes referred to as ‘internal consultancy’ roles, almost every large […]

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    How to make the most of your master’s degree and time at LSE

How to make the most of your master’s degree and time at LSE

Marc R. Claude (MSc Political Science and Political Economy) shares his insights into how you can make the most of your master’s degree and time at LSE:
There you are: you’ve got into the LSE. Congratulations; that is absolutely fantastic! Now, you might be wondering how to make the most of your time here. Therefore, here are my two cents […]

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    Useful LSE Library resources for careers research – MarketLine Advantage

Useful LSE Library resources for careers research – MarketLine Advantage

MarketLine Advantage
The LSE Library has over 95 online and terminal based subscriptions, many of which can be useful for your careers research. Our series of blogs will outline some of these subscriptions and how you can make use of them to enhance your applications and interview answers. This first post focuses on using MarketLine Advantage for your careers research.

MarketLine […]

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PhD careers in management consultancy

Careers in consultancy are sometimes of interest to our PhD students and graduates. Some firms particularly target applications from PhD students. McKinsey, BCG, Oliver Wyman, Charles River Associates; Compass Lexecon; Cornerstone Research and others have specific interest in PhD qualified applicants. Some firms offer insight days and special events for PhD students. BCG Dubai office is planning on hosting recruiting information session […]

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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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How to find a job in a startup

Job hunting.

What just came into your mind as you read those words? The seemingly endless trawling of jobsites? Preparing for a 17 stage-assessment centre? Firing off your CV and cover letter 30 seconds before the deadline? For many job sectors, the traditional job search still stands; you look for a job advert online, target and submit your CV and marketing […]

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How travelling helped me decide on my career path

By Sandip Samra, Communications Coordinator at LSE Careers:

Deciding where to go
Whilst I was at university I really wasn’t sure what I wanted to do once I graduated so I concentrated on my studies and hoped I’d figure it out after. Once I finished my postgraduate studies, I decided to have a short break having been in full-time education most […]

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Undergraduates – How to decide on a career

This might surprise you (or not!) but not everyone at LSE knows what they want to do when they leave. As careers consultants we see many students a day in our one-to-one appointments who would like support with deciding on their career plans. Perhaps you recognise yourself as being one of these students. There’s a number of things you […]

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Career tips for undergraduates

Whether you’re a first, second or third year it’s never too late to start thinking about your future career! Read our tips below to get started:
You don’t have to do something related to your subject
Many employers will accept a graduate from any degree discipline so your career options can be much broader than you thought! However, if you do […]

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    Insider tips – how to get a job with an international organisation

Insider tips – how to get a job with an international organisation

Guest blog by LSE alumnus Andre Wirjo who now works for APEC in Singapore:
Working for an international organisation has always been my aspiration and I am glad to be given the opportunity to do so. I would like to share with you some tips on how it can be achieved via this short blog.

Through the fulfilling journey of pursuing […]

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Insider tips – how to network

Guest blog from Farrah Ekeroth, working for professional services firm EY (Ernst & Young):
For many students and recent graduates entering the world of work, networking can be a daunting thing. There’s a tendency to view it as a one-off activity, where business cards are exchanged and hands are shaken. In reality, it’s actually something we already do, every day, […]

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The journey of an entrepreneur

Guest blog by LSE alumna Sarah-Stephanie Skjoldevik:
When I was growing up, none of my friends dreamt about becoming entrepreneurs. The focus of our dreams was more in the fields of ballerinas and firemen. We simply were unaware of the option to go out and approach the world through an untraditional career path. If you have a mind that constantly […]

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Finding inclusive employers

Guest blog by Cherrelle Williams who works for Shell’s European Recruitment Team. Her role involves working with applicants with disabilities and long-term health conditions and providing adjustment support to them:

Accessible employers and you – honesty, trust and support
An accessible employer enables everyone to be their best, and provides opportunities for all to gain employment and develop their skills and […]

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LSE graduate profile and advice for current students

Guest blog by LSE alumna Beth Lowell:

How did choose your career?
As is the case for many people, I chose my career by following one interesting experience to the next. After university I spent two years working at the documentary news series Frontline. That experience solidified my interest in politics and communication and led me to my graduate degree at […]

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