SOAS University of London

Careers Service

Jobs for Students

This section gives you advice on how to go about job hunting and where to look for those vacancies.

Top tips

Do the basics

Keep a record of your skills and experience. This really saves time when you are tailoring your CV to match a job advert. Visit our CV section to find out more about writing the perfect CV.

Get some experience

Employers are not only interested in your degree - they also want to see that you have other skills. Extra-curricular activities, volunteering, part-time work, internships, vacation work or work experience will boost your CV and can make you stand out from the crowd.

First impressions

It only takes a few seconds for the employer to evaluate you, so it is important to make a good first impression. Presenting yourself appropriately, being on time and smiling are factors that will work to your advantage. This does not only apply in interview situations, but also when you attend job fairs or employer presentations, company representatives may note down the names of students they chat to and remember them when reading their job applications later.

Do your research

If you know where you can search for jobs, what those jobs entail and how to navigate through the recruitment process, you will feel more confident and in control of your situation. The process of job hunting can be time-consuming. Therefore, if you have enough information and knowledge, you will be able to focus your efforts in a more effective way.

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If you'd like to explore different job roles and employers or read more about the job hunting and recruitment processes, have a look at MySOAS Student.