#‎MayThe4thBeWithYou‬ & have your say about SOAS Careers!

Don’t miss your chance to give us your feedback about your experience of the Careers Service at SOAS. All your answers will be taken on board, and will directly help us to improve your Careers Service for next year!

Fill out the really quick questionnaire here: http://tinyurl.com/careerssurvey2016

Or just come by the Careers Service in Room 101 to fill it out!





Jo Cooper


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

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!

“Called careers information, Have you got yourself an occupation?”

Older students might recognise this lyric from the Elvis Costello song “Oliver’s Army”; younger students might wonder who on earth is Elvis Costello?!

Here at the SOAS Careers Service we have a wealth of valuable careers information that we can point you in the direction of to help you get yourself an occupation. For example, on the SOAS Careers Moodle, we have researched 1000s of resources to create Occupational Sector pages ranging from Actuarial Work, Pensions and Insurance right through to Transport and Logistics!

The information on these pages are checked for accuracy, currency and quality by careers professionals – a good place to start your research, rather than going straight to Google. There are also sections on Job Hunting – including where to look for jobs, interview tips, sample CVs, examples of psychometric tests, Postgraduate Study and Funding, Working outside the UK, and loads, loads more. We have even uploaded presentations and videos of workshops that you may have missed.

So next time you are wondering how to become a Charity Officer, Arts Administrator or Trade Mark Attorney – it’s called careers information, and you might just be able to get yourself an occupation!

Elvis Costello (1979) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Costello