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LSE Careers exclusive resources – Vault: Career Insider

Vault: Career Insider is an online tool that allows LSE students and alumni access to unlimited and comprehensive careers information and advice including: worldwide company and internship ranking and reviews industry guides, searchable by organisation, location and more career path guidance, including profiles about different occupations advice on resumes, cover letters, interviews and networking company profiles to help you when researching employers jobs and […]

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Video interviews – the why, what and how

Blog by LSE Careers consultant Maddie Smith: We’re seeing a year on year increase in the numbers of organisations using video interviews to conduct first round interviews so it’s important to be prepared. Video interviews (VIs) are not designed to catch you out. In much the same way as a telephone or other first round interview, recruiters are looking at how […]

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5 top tips for telephone interviews

Many employers use telephone interviews to screen applicants. Follow our five top tips to help you get through to the next stage of the recruitment process! 1. Prepare, prepare, prepare just as you would for any type of interview Research the sector, organisation and role and think about your genuine reasons for wanting the role. Review your application and think about which […]

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Succeeding at strengths based interviewing

What is it? Employers such as EY, Barclays, Aviva, Nestle and Standard Chartered use strengths based questions, instead of competency questions, to assess their candidates at interview. A strengths based interview focuses on your strengths and what you enjoy doing, rather than what you can do as in a competency interview. Everyone has strengths whereas not everyone has the necessary […]

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Interview advice and basics

‘Tell me a joke’ said the stern faced recruiter to the quaking candidate. Interviews are scary! Whether you’re facing your first or your twentieth, interviews have the power to make even the bravest of us nervous and tongue-tied. Whilst we can all prepare for the most obvious of questions there is always the fear of the unexpected: questions like the […]

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What to wear for a job interview

First impressions are vital – what you wear to an interview will affect how you are perceived by the employer. Luckily, our careers consultants have some advice for how to dress well! For a formal interview (one in which you have been invited by the employer), you should always dress smartly. As a general rule, an appropriate interview outfit for […]

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How LSE Careers can help you with your interview

Congratulations, you’ve been offered an interview – all those hours of writing the perfect application have paid off! Perhaps you’ve been offered a telephone, Skype/video, or face-to-face interview. Maybe they’ll be asking you competency, strengths based, motivational, brain teaser, technical, case study, or situational judgement questions. Whatever you’re due to face, LSE Careers can help support your preparation: Read our […]

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How to succeed in assessment centres

Assessment centres can be an intimidating prospect, but they’re also an essential step in the recruitment process for many large employers. If you’ve been invited to an assessment centre and don’t know how to prepare, then don’t worry! LSE Careers can help you get ready for this. All assessment centres are different, but we also have a lot of resources […]

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Common mistakes at interview – how to get it right first time!

Now is a particularly busy time for job and internship interviews and to support you, here LSE careers consultant Viki Chinn reflects on her experience of interviews including why some students get it ‘wrong’ and how to ensure positive outcomes instead: 1. Failing to do your homework There is a simple equation for interview preparation – the better you prepare, the more likely you are to […]

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How to succeed at verbal and numerical reasoning tests

1. Figure out what’s expected from the tests Usually when an organisation wants you to take online psychometric tests, they’ll give you a small amount of information about what they want to see. Some make your timing the priority, whereas others will state you don’t necessarily need to finish the test. They also sometimes state what level they’re looking for […]

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Case study masterclasses with former Bain consultant

Starts: 10 Nov 2017 9:30 AM
Finishes: 19 Jan 2018 11:30 AM
A series of masterclasses with an Ana Hernandez Rubio (an experienced management consultant) to help you improve your case study performance. You must have a case study interview coming up in order to book a place.

Generate: Social Enterprise Fair

Starts: 24 Nov 2017 11:00 AM
Finishes: 24 Nov 2017 2:00 PM
Remaining places: 24
An opportunity to come and see some of LSE's social entrepreneurs showcase their products and services.

Milltown Partners Careers Cafe -Meet The Consultants (PR/Comms,strategy,reputation mgmt consultancy)

Starts: 27 Nov 2017 9:00 AM
Finishes: 27 Nov 2017 12:00 PM
Talk and Q&A with LSE Alumni from Milltown Partners, a global advisory firm of 35 people working with companies and individuals to solve their most complex communications, public policy and reputation challenges.

AIG Insight Session - Multicultural/Multifaith

Starts: 29 Nov 2017 12:00 PM
Finishes: 29 Nov 2017 4:00 PM
AIG would like to invite you to their Insight Sessions, lead by the Employee Resource Groups (ERG). The sessions are designed to give an overview of what it means to work at AIG, providing the chance to network with employees and learn first-hand about the diverse career opportunities at AIG.

Mock assessment centre

Starts: 30 Nov 2017 10:00 AM
Finishes: 30 Nov 2017 1:00 PM
Remaining places: 40
​Assessment centres are a critical part of the recruitment process for many employers. This workshop is structured to simulate parts of a typical assessment day and will provide an overview of the types of tasks involved.

Macfarlanes LLP Dinner

Starts: 30 Nov 2017 6:30 PM
Finishes: 30 Nov 2017 8:30 PM
Are you interested in applying for a vacation scheme or training contract opportunity at Macfarlanes?​
Find out more about the culture of the firm, the opportunities available and receive valuable insights into the application and interview process.

Economist careers at the Competition and Markets Authority

Starts: 4 Dec 2017 5:15 PM
Finishes: 4 Dec 2017 6:15 PM
A short presentation on careers at the CMA, followed by a chance to chat with CMA Economists about their experiences of applying to and working at the CMA.

Skills seminar: Law interviews: How to prepare and perform well

Starts: 6 Dec 2017 1:00 PM
Finishes: 6 Dec 2017 3:00 PM
Remaining places: 80
Interviews and assessment centres are the final part of law firms’ recruitment processes. This workshop will give you information on the different tasks usually involved, as well as hints and tips on how to prepare well for vacation scheme and training contract interviews.

Marketing metrics - a career in data analytics and big data

Starts: 6 Dec 2017 1:00 PM
Finishes: 6 Dec 2017 2:00 PM
Remaining places: 100
​Join Procter and Gamble for a seminar on data analytics and big data, how do companies use it to inform their marketing activities, and what opportunities are available within the sector.

Skills seminar: IDEP: International Development case study

Starts: 17 Jan 2018 3:00 PM
Finishes: 17 Jan 2018 5:00 PM
Remaining places: 120
Representatives from Dalberg will facilitate a case study to delve into one example of the many challenges they address on real-life international development projects.

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