This blog is contributed by Elaine Shak, our Careers Engagement Assistant in the Communications Team. It’s that time of the year again (and no, I’m not just talking about Christmas): you’re now well settled into second term, juggling endless reading and assignments, trying to stay on top of everything. You speak to your classmates, hoping… More No internship? Fret not: valuable alternatives to consider
We all deal with mental health struggles sometimes, and careers planning alone can cause feelings of anxiety or stress. Whether you are just starting to think about careers, changing your mind along the way, or ready to take your next steps, we are here to support you. In today’s blog, Career Consultant Sue talks tough conversations – and King’s Careers’ commitment to taking a positive and supportive approach to mental health.… More You’re not alone: How to talk about anxiety, stress and mental health at a Careers Guidance Appointment
Today we’re talking about those invisible pressures that students face in university. What is hustle culture, and how can students avoid the pressure of thinking about your future on top of an already demanding academic year? Read on to find out our tips!… More Hustle culture at university vs. how to be engaged in careers without the pressure
Young people are as passionate as ever about working in the field of sustainability. However, the field remains a difficult one to break into, and the pandemic has placed additional challenges on job seekers. Today, BA Geography Graduate and KCL Sustainability Engagement Assistant Helena shows practical steps to how you can build your career success and employability in sustainability during Covid-19.… More Green Career Planning: How to develop your employability & sustainable careers resources (part 2/2)
Young people are as passionate as ever about working in the field of sustainability. However, the field remains a difficult one to break into, and the pandemic has placed additional challenges on job seekers. Today, student and KCL Sustainability Engagement Assistant Helena helps you reflect and consider how you can embed sustainability into your career planning.… More Green Career Planning: How to figure out your sustainable career path and find ideas (part 1/2)
In celebration of our learning Pathway How to Talk to Employers, to help students gain confidence and prepare for employer interactions, we spoke with a Grad Recruiter to demystify the experience of talking with employers at career festivals. When they talk to King’s students, what do employers think about? What is their role in the situation? What can students do to feel less nervous? Find out here!… More The other side of virtual networking: What’s it like from an employer’s perspective?
You hear about careers services and appointments… but sometimes you just don’t know what to expect. Is it for you? What if you don’t really know how to describe your situation in the first place? In this blog, we’re hoping to break the fourth wall and discuss what really happens at a careers guidance appointment. … More Breaking the 4th wall: What’s a student’s journey through careers appointments like?
You might have spent lots of time developing your application skills and now… it’s just time to wait. When you’re waiting to hear back from recruiters, many feel stressed or anxious. Caroline Lindner, Career Consultant talks about developing patience and what to do during the ‘waiting period’.… More Waiting to hear from employers? Our 6 tips to staying patient and why your application is taking so long
In the middle of assignments, dissertations, proposals and exams (we’re not even mentioning the pandemic), preparing diligently for your next career steps might not be on top of your long to-do list. In this blog, you’ll learn how you can keep on track with industries and build your career planning confidence with the time you have at the moment: checking out the 5 minimal-commitment steps to a BIG impact!… More Keeping up with the Industries: 5 minimal-commitment career hacks for a busy spring term schedule
Feeling unsure about your Easter or Summer plans? Or maybe a bit overwhelmed about the best ways to develop your employability during your degree? Wherever you go, people may have different advice to give. In this blog, we’ll discuss the skill of critical thinking to help you feel confident and how you can choose the right step for you. … More What is ‘critical thinking’ and how can I apply it to finding work experience?