During my first year at King’s, I found myself attending a casual social event at the Pret by the Strand campus. As the coffee date concluded, an unexpected question came my way: “May I have your LinkedIn profile?” I was taken aback – who asks for someone’s LinkedIn profile, right? Yet, this seemingly unusual request… More Application season: Cultivate your LinkedIn profile (Part 1)
Stepping into your inaugural careers fair can be a very daunting experience- with a multitude of employer stands, prominent banners scattered across the hall, and numerous conversations taking place simultaneously. But what does a careers fair consist of? And why should you attend them? Careers fairs provide a direct opportunity to build your networks,… More Application season: Conquering careers fairs
The internet has revolutionised the job application process, enabling individuals to conveniently apply for jobs from their homes. However, it has also granted employers easy access to investigate potential candidates’ private lives to determine their suitability for a position. While the ethics of social media screening are being closely examined, it remains essential for job… More Application season: Reviewing your online presence
Job hunting can be arduous and daunting, with applicants navigating through a sea of job listings, writing cover letters, submitting applications, attending interviews, and anxiously waiting for a reply. This constant uncertainty can certainly take a toll on one’s mental health. It’s important to remember to practice mindfulness to help you manage stress, have clarity… More Application season: Mindfulness during the job hunt
This post is written by Claire Bowey, a Careers Consultant within King’s Careers & Employability providing careers education and support for students and graduates. International Development continues to be a fascinating, rewarding and, increasingly competitive destination for graduates. I recently spoke to Julian Egan who, prior to undertaking his MA in National Security here at… More Discover Careers in International Development- a sit down with Julian Egan
This post is written by Natasha Lindsay, a 2nd year PhD student at the IOPPN Department of Psychology researching neurocognitive and behavioural development of infants with epilepsy. She has been an Application Adviser with King’s Careers and Employability since September 2022. This week we have an engaging panel to share from Discover Careers In: Pharmaceuticals and… More Discover Careers in Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology– Outside the lab (Part 2)
This post is written by Natasha Lindsay, a 2nd year PhD student at the IOPPN Department of Psychology researching neurocognitive and behavioural development of infants with epilepsy. She has been an Application Adviser with King’s Careers and Employability since September 2022. The pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries offer exciting opportunities for individuals passionate about scientific advancements, healthcare,… More Discover Careers in Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology- Jobs in the lab (Part 1)
Alexia Ambrus is a current Computer Science student at King’s College London. You can read more about her impressions at the start of her placement here, today she reflects on her year on placement! Starting a placement can feel like a very daunting experience. The life transition of coming out of university into the workplace… More Global Placement Stories | Alexia Ambrus at Bank of America as a Scala Developer (Update!)
This post is written by Lindsay Parker, an Application Adviser and PhD candidate in the department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries. The 2023 Discover Career’s in: Risk and Political Risk panel event was an opportunity to hear from professionals working in the diverse field of Risk and Political Risk and find out more about the… More Interested in careers in risk and political risk?
Application season tends to throw students into a frenzy of applying for multiple roles and multiple companies, sending off cover letters after cover letters, completing psychometrics after psychometrics, and recording video interviews after video interviews. This year, I’ve seen friends who sent off the wrong cover letter, forgot to complete a psychometric before a deadline,… More Application Season: How to keep track of your applications!