Career planning and job hunting

Does it seem like everyone around you knows exactly what they want to do with their life?

The myth that all LSE students (apart from you) are on the pathway to their dream job isn't true. As for the other myth that LSE Careers can only help those who know what they want to do - we wouldn't be writing this if that was the case.

You may never have had a 'career plan' because you chose to study a course based on academic interest, or you might have just been enjoying your time at university, leaving planning until after you finish your course.

The important thing is that you are now thinking about your career and reading this section of our website. You should also try to stop worrying - that in itself can prevent you from moving forward successfully.

This section has a range of tools to help you start taking the first steps in the decision making process whilst offering practical advice about how to do this in an effective manner. We encourage you to come and see us at LSE Careers at any point during this process. Good luck and enjoy the journey!

Thinking of working abroad?

Whether you want to establish yourself in another country or want to use work to see the world, we can give you some advice on how to get a job or experience abroad. We have some great resources, both online and offline, and tips that can get you started moving on after your studies:   1. Know yourself and what […]

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Career changers – overcoming personal challenges

Earlier this year we ran a career changers seminar which generated some interesting advice and insights. Making a career change can be a life affirming, but also inevitably stressful process, requiring you to overcome a number of potential hurdles. Here we share some of the most common challenges facing career changers, along with tips for how to address these constraints […]

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What LSE Careers can do for students with previous job experience

If you have two or three years’ work experience (or even more…), your requirements are likely to be different from students with less professional experience. You may be studying to enable a career transition, or your studies may be more focused towards career progression. Either way, we offer a range of events and support that could be useful to you: One-to-one appointments […]

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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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How to find fulfilling work

We all want a job that stimulates us, inspires us and goes beyond the pay cheque, right?  There are lots of different theories – and even several books – on how to find a job you love. One of the best we’ve come across, ‘How to Find Fulfilling Work’ from Roman Krznaric at the School of Life, has several interesting, easily […]

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