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10 tips for master’s applications

Writing a master’s application is very similar to applications for most jobs. Generally you will complete a form with your basic details, and then write a personal statement detailing why you should be accepted. For that reason, master’s applications should be considered as seriously as an application for a job you really want. It can be hard to know where to start, […]

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Your guides to writing CVs, cover letters and application forms

Resources We have many resources available to help students make great applications to all employers throughout the year. For example, our How to write CVs and cover letters and How to complete application forms guides (available online and in our Resource Centre) are a great starting point. We’ve also updated our bank of CV and cover letter examples which are […]

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Get CV and interview essentials in just two minutes

Need to write your CV or got an interview coming up? We’ve launched two online video guides to job searching. Designed to give you short and snappy essentials at your finger tips, they focus on how to write an effective CV and how to prepare for an interview. In less than two minutes, get the key concepts of making your […]

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How to research employers before applying to jobs

Do you want to stand apart from other applicants? Or prepare for the dreaded ‘why us?’ question? Then, it’s quite simple…research employers before you begin applying. Not only will it help you decide if you want to work for the employer in the first place, research will help equip you with some genuine, inimitable reasons for why you want to […]

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Tailor your CV – because it’s worth it!

You’ve probably been told time and time again to tailor your CV for application success. But what does that mean and how can you do it? Tailoring your CV means altering it to show that your experiences are relevant to the knowledge and skills required in a particular role, with a specific employer. When your CV is specific to them, […]

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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 […]

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How to approach CV writing at different stages of your career/studies

We know that at LSE some of you once you graduate will be at the start of your career whereas others are looking to change careers and/or have previous work experience. And of course we have PhD students looking for roles in and outside academia. Whichever group you fall into (and we know there are overlaps!) it’s important to make […]

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One page or two? How long does my CV need to be?

‘Should my CV be one or two pages?’ is perhaps the number one question we get asked at LSE Careers at this time of year. Those of you who would like a definitive answer to your question may not be too happy with our response ‘it depends’! But that’s the thing about CVs – there simply isn’t a definitive ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ […]

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We asked employers what makes applications stand out – here’s what they said

We asked some of our key employer contacts what they thought made a written application stand out – have a look below and get your applications in shape! You can also take a look at previous post including comments from Demos, McKinsey & Company, NATO Parliamentary Assembly and many more. Teach First Ko Amirthamoorthy, Campus Recruitment Officer One thing that […]

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We asked employers what makes applications stand out – here’s what they said

We asked some of our key employer contacts what they thought made a written application stand out – have a look below and get your applications in shape! You can also view another post including comments from The Boston Consulting Group, Oxera, and many more. PwC Katie Frost – Campus Engagement and Recruitment Process Effectiveness Manager We always look for […]

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