Not all law students will go on to become professional lawyers. That’s no surprise. Law is a semi-vocational degree and nothing says that if you study law you need to become a solicitor or barrister. Law teaches you some really useful skills which should stand you in good stead in the job market, you just … More Studying law and not going to be a lawyer? What now?
This is a common question on law application forms and in interviews. Effectively it is a commercial awareness question. What is happening which affects the legal profession generally and the practice to which you are applying in particular?
In the week when the BBC has published details of the salaries paid to its top presenters this is very topical. Is the gender discrepancy really down to women being less able to negotiate than men? Quite possibly. So here are my top tips for women (and men) on how to secure the best possible … More Can you negotiate a job offer?
I’ve blogged before about problems with exams, but with results out last week it seemed timely to talk about what to do if things have really not gone according to plan. Don’t panic or despair. If plan A hasn’t worked out now, it’s the time to fashion Plan B.
Ok, so you slaved away on your written applications, and got an interview with the employer of your dreams. Fantastic, now what? Success in an interview is 90% down to preparation. Antonia George from Vinson & Elkins shares some more advice on questions which regularly crop up in interviews and her top tips on how to answer them. Here are … More How to answer interview questions
I’ve blogged before about how to write good applications, but there’s always room for more advice and a different take. I know that as you march determinedly towards the end of the examination period some of you will be planning to sit down to write applications. (Take a break first!) I asked Antonia George a trainee at … More How to write a great application – take 2!
I asked Matthew Scott a law grad and Chief Claims Manager for NFU Mutual for some pointers on why he chose to build his career in the insurance world and here’s what he told me.