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A career in the charity sector: it’s all about skills

Since graduating in 2016 in MSc Human Rights at LSE Ruth has gone on to work for Amnesty International and now Child.org as the Charity Apprentice Manager. Here she explains the scheme and how it can help equip you with the right skills to move in to the charity sector. Like many people, my time campaigning, volunteering and fundraising as […]


Six reasons your CV might be holding you back

Guest blog from Aspire, a graduate recruiter in the media, sales, marketing, digital and creative sectors. The internet is filled with endless tips on how to put together the ideal CV so why don’t we focus on what NOT to include in your CV instead? These tips are just as important, and will ensure you are putting yourself across in the […]


How to write effective application forms

If you’re applying for jobs then you will have discovered that filling out application forms can take a lot of time and effort. Effective preparation and doing your research will help you to stand out from the crowd though – here are a few tips to help you along the way! Get the basics right This might seem obvious but […]


5 ways to write great speculative applications

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 off […]


Alternative CV formats – functional or skills based CVs

As you know, one of the most important elements in your job search toolkit is your CV. If effective, it’ll play a key role in opening doors and ensuring you’re invited to interview. Of course it might be more accurate to talk of CVs. Your CV isn’t a one-off definitive generic document. It needs to be tailored for each individual application. There […]


How to make a strong graduate application

Writing applications for graduate roles is hard work but we’re here to help and make the process easier. A strong application is the first step towards an interview or assessment centre (or both!) so it’s worth taking the time to prepare. Start with research Read up on the employer, what they offer and what they’re looking for. Read more widely […]


Managing expectations in your job search and beyond

Have you ever been to see a film that you have waited what seems like an age for, heard masses of hype about, then you’ve been phenomenally disappointed by? Or queued for hours to buy something in the sales (Boxing Day anyone?) then found you can’t get in or everything you want has gone because there were so many other […]


Different CV for different jobs – why tailored CVs yield better results

Blog by LSE Careers consultant Maddie Smith: Ever seen an advertisement and thought, that’s not targeted at me or conversely really felt it talked to you? Marketers spend fortunes trying to understand consumers and producing adverts encouraging people to buy their products. Well it might seem a strange thing to say but many of the same principals of effective advertising […]


How to keep your CV to two pages

Many recruiters tell us they get hundreds of applications per vacancy so have to shortlist CVs very quickly. It’s important therefore to keep your CV concise, on one or two pages (unless it’s an academic CV) and tailor it to the role you’re applying for. We often see students who need help with what to cut out of their CV […]


CV writing for experienced hires

As someone with a few years of work experience, you’ll already have had some success with writing CVs. When rewriting your CV as an experienced hire, it’s important to take a step back and consider the parts of your CV that are still relevant to include for a new audience/level. Rewriting your CV can be a very helpful exercise in […]


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JP Morgan Online Academy: Data Science transforming our industry

Starts: 28 May 2018
Finishes: 28 May 2018 11:59 PM
This session is one of a series by J.P Morgan titled Online Academy.

You can meet us virtually anywhere: join our webinar sessions using your computer, laptop or mobile device. Details to log into the webinar will be sent to registered participants 2 days before each session.

Generate: An Effective Pitch!

Starts: 29 May 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 29 May 2018 3:00 PM
Remaining places: 17
This 90 minute workshop, designed for pitch competition finalists, will help participants tighten and create effective pitches, practice answers to questions from judges, and guide on presenting their best ideas.

Editorial and publishing careers at Nature Research

Starts: 30 May 2018 10:00 AM
Finishes: 30 May 2018 11:00 AM
We would like to invite PhD students and postdocs to join and learn more about Nature Research and our editorial and publishing roles.

Making the move: how to make a successful transition from the corporate to not for profit sector

Starts: 30 May 2018 7:00 PM
Finishes: 30 May 2018 9:00 PM
Remaining places: 37
A panel and networking evening to support the career development of current students and alumni who have at least two years' experience working in the private sector and are interested in making the move to not-for-profit organisations.

Zinc Accelerator Meet & Greet

Starts: 4 Jun 2018 12:30 PM
Finishes: 4 Jun 2018 2:00 PM
Remaining places: 50
Join us for LSE Generate's meet & greet with social business accelerator Zinc, where you will have the opportunity to meet previous cohort members, the current staff working on the programme and learn all about Zinc's second mission statement.

Using your summer to get ahead with your career

Starts: 6 Jun 2018 11:00 AM
Finishes: 6 Jun 2018 12:00 PM
Remaining places: 72
If you haven’t decided what you’re going to do with your summer and are an undergraduate student who has just completed their first or second year, this seminar will suggest practical steps you can take to use your summer to improve your employability.

Apply First - London students and recent graduates

Starts: 7 Jun 2018 6:00 PM
Finishes: 7 Jun 2018 7:30 PM
We are now open for applications to join our Leadership Development Programme in 2019, so come along to find out about the benefits of making an early application to our world-class programme.

Business Continuity Awards

Starts: 7 Jun 2018 7:00 PM
Finishes: 7 Jun 2018 11:00 PM
​Now in their 20th successful year, the Business Continuity Awards recognise those business continuity, security, resilience and risk professionals whose innovative strategies and industry savvy make them stand out above the rest.

PhD Careers Employers Coffee Meetings– for any PhD qualified staff wanting to meet employers

Starts: 8 Jun 2018 8:30 AM
Finishes: 8 Jun 2018 10:00 AM
Remaining places: 23
​LSE PhD alumni work in a wide range of sectors outside academia and find career success all over the world. With this in mind, LSE Careers is hosting a breakfast event to showcase some of the corporate opportunities available to current PhD qualified staff.

Generate: LSE Entrepreneur and Social Entrepreneur of the Year Competition 2018

Starts: 8 Jun 2018 10:00 AM
Finishes: 8 Jun 2018 6:00 PM
Remaining places: 300
LSE Generate's funding competition returns as this year's winners compete for the titles of Entrepreneur of the Year and Social Entrepreneur of the Year. Book here to watch our entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs pitch. The pitching competition will be followed by the Awards Ceremony.

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