A guide to advertising your opportunities

Student feedback has shown that LSE students are more likely to apply to a role if it is advertised in detail, with specific information relating to the role provided. Please see below for some tips on how best to advertise your role on CareerHub.

Position Title: State the opportunity title - the more descriptive, the better - for example ‘Financial Risk Analyst’ rather than ‘Analyst’. This is the first thing students will see when they search opportunities.

Administrative Contact: Choose the person in your organisation who is recruiting for and is best placed for any queries regarding the role. Please tick the box if you would rather this contact was not viewable to applicants.

Employment Type: Choose the employment type which best corresponds to the opportunity. All employment types (barring volunteering) will be required to pay applicants the National Minimum Wage, unless the organisation is exempt from National Minimum Wage legislation (i.e. if a registered charity is advertising internships). Choose ‘Volunteering’ if you are advertising an unpaid volunteer opportunity with a UK registered charity.

Application Closing Date: Please ensure you inform LSE Careers if the application date changes after the opportunity has been approved and posted. You will receive an email when the opportunity is due to expire. Please note there is a maximum 6 month lifespan on our opportunities, so if you wish to advertise for a longer period of time, you will need to upload the vacancy to LSE CareerHub again.

Expected Commencement Date: Please indicate when the role is expected to begin, the more specific the better.

Number of positions available: Please stipulate the number of positions you are recruiting for rather than choosing ‘Not Specified’.

Salary/Wage: Please state the remuneration of the opportunity – either the hourly rate, the wage per month, or per annum. Avoid ‘Competitive’ or ‘Negotiable’ salary. We would encourage you to provide a salary figure whenever possible in your advert. LSE students have shown they are more likely to apply to an opportunity which states an actual numerical figure under remuneration. If you do not wish to state the exact salary please indicate a range e.g. (£20,000-£25000 per annum) or state that payment meets or exceeds the National Minimum Wage.

If the salary is being paid in a currency other than GBP, state the salary in the currency the applicant will be paid in.

If the role is an unpaid volunteer role please state ‘Voluntary’ under remuneration. Please add: ‘Travel/lunch expenses met’ (if applicable). 

Location: State which country the applicant will be working in. If you are posting an opportunity which is based in the UK enter the region e.g. ‘Greater London’, as this makes it easier for students to search applicable roles.

Summary for display in search results: This, along with the position title, will be the first thing an applicant sees, so aim for two succinct sentences giving an overview of the role, as this will encourage appropriate candidates to want to read more. The bulk of the information needs to go in the details box below.

Details:

Include an informative description of the position: duties and responsibilities, frequency of work, required skills, experience, and qualifications. Try to avoid generalisations such as ‘wide range of duties’ or ‘general administrative tasks’. Going in to as much detail as possible will be more attractive to potential applicants.

Provide details about your organisation and link applicants to your website

Application procedures: Please state the application method and application media; whether it is via your website, or by emailing a CV/cover letter to the recruiter (if this is the case please include the relevant email/web address). You may like to include information about interview dates and a contact name, phone number and email address are all helpful in case applicants have any queries. We would discourage you from attaching application documents to the opportunity. A link to your website/an email address is a more reliable application method for students, as this can direct them to any application documents they may need to fill in.

 

Example of a full recruitment advert:

When a student uses the search function on the vacancy board, a summary information box will appear e.g.:

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Below is a hypothetical example of what the advert would look like to students once it has been advertised on LSE CareerHub:

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