Free stuff!!

Come & see all the resources and goodies we have available for you!

We’re open all week, with careers consultations running from 2.30 – 4.30pm and 2-4pm on Fridays! We are open throughout Reading Week (8-12 Feb) so please drop by and find out more about how we can help you. You can also pick up a free pen, post-it notes and careers guides.


Jo Cooper


FREE employer guides and careers information!

Have you visited the SOAS Careers Service yet? If not, then come and see us in our lovely and sunny Room 101!  We can help you research information on jobs, internships and career planning, and advise about the appointments we have on offer. We have lots of resources for you to have a look at including sample CVs, career guides to different sectors and international resources.


If you want to see what we have, please look at the Catalogue. Some of the books can be borrowed for 2 weeks with a £10 deposit. Others are reference only – we do have a scanner/photocopier and there are student pc’s here too.

You can also pick up a wealth of FREE information to take away with you and peruse at your leisure. For example:

  • The Ultimate Careers Guide 2016
  • The JobCrowd – The Top Companies for Graduates to Work For 2015/16
  • Student Career Guide 2015/16
  • Targetjobs City & Finance 2016

If you are a law student, we will be getting lots of law resources very soon – watch this space!!

We are open 10am-5pm Monday to Thursday, and 11am-4pm on Friday. We would love to meet you!

Jo Cooper

The results of the Top Companies For Graduates To Work For in 2015/16 are out!

The Top Companies For Graduate To Work For rankings are unique because they are entirely based on employee feedback: given in thousands of reviews submitted on TheJobCrowd across the year by graduate employees at several hundred graduate employers. This means that the companies listed are those that actual graduate employees say are the best companies to work for, not just those who might be the best known. These are the companies who are really, truly, the best places to work.

Come to the Careers Service in R101 to pick up you free copy, or see TheJobCrowd’s Top Companies to Work For 2015/16 for more information.

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Calling all Law students – Free Careers Guides!!

Are you thinking of a Career in Law or the legal sector? Then get ahead of the competition by doing some research and come to the Careers Service in R101 to pick up some FREE careers guides.

We have the following publications for you to take:

Targetjobs: Law – How to get hired
Includes tips on skills you’ll need, CVs and covering letters, how to research for jobs, how to look for training contracts and further study.

All About Law – Top Law Firms for Training Contracts & Vacation Schemes
Packed with useful careers advice and information, insights into the different areas of law, and includes a handy kit to track your application progress.

LawCareers.Net – The Training Contract & Pupillage Handbook 2015 – the Essential Law Careers Guide
Includes information on the legal scene, key competencies, application techniques, career timetables and a training contract directory.

The Lex 100 – the Student Guide to the UK’s premier law firms 2014/15
Has information on LPC providers, first year opportunities, and lots of tips on what it is really like to work in a particular firm or practice area.

Prospects Law 2014/15 – Everything you need to know for a successful career in law
Includes information on how to become a solicitor or barrister, comprehensive guides to the UK’s top legal cities, and law opportunities listings.

First come, first served!

Free Books and Publications!!

Not only can you come and sit in our lovely new space and enjoy our flowers, sweets and find out about an array of careers, you can also help yourself to free leaflets, publications and directories!

Titles include:

  • The Guardian UK 300 2014/15 – a guide to the most popular graduate employers as voted by students and graduates.
  • The Job Crowd – The Top Companies For Graduates to Work For 2014/2015 – the best graduate employers based entirely on graduate employee feedback
  • RateMyPlacement – A Student’s Guide to the Top Employers 2014/2015
  • TargetJobs: Law – How to Get Hired
  • TargetJobs: Management Consulting – How to Get Hired
  • TargetJobs: City & Finance – How to Get Hired
  • The Ultimate Careers Guide: London 2015
  • Prospects: Work Experience 2014/15
  • Prospects: Employer Directory 2014/15
  • Prospects: Funding Guide 2014/15

We also have an array of hand-outs written by Careers professionals, including How to Write a CV, How to Write a Covering Letter, Interviews, Personal Statements, Securing Internships and many, many more.

So come and visit us, say hello and take away some light reading!