I have blogged on this subject before, but it’s worth reiterating some of this advice as we come into interview and assessment centre season. Despite all the advancements in the legal and technological worlds, some basic tenets of how to prepare for a two-way assessment process remain largely unchanged. So I make no apologies for … More Advice on preparing for Interviews
You know how when a song gets played over and over again it really puts you off that song and you start to hate it? I think the term ‘commercial awareness’ is like that song. The phrase has been used for so long and so often that for many students, it has become really off-putting … More Commercial Awareness a.k.a. How to show firms that you have business sense
If you don’t have a vacation scheme lined up for the summer, there are plenty of other ways to gain relevant experience and boost your legal CV. Of course, any legal experience is good experience, but depending on where you see yourself ending up, you might also think about gaining business experience and/or sector relevant … More A vacation without a vacation scheme?
I once asked a family friend what the secret to her long and happy marriage was. Her answer? “Shared values”. That’s all she said. She made it sound so achievable in its simplicity…. So, is that really the secret to every successful long-term relationship, marriage or otherwise? It certainly seems that most law firms agree … More Aligning Yourself to the Firm in Applications and Interviews
When I am advising a law student about how to write a CV for law, one of the first things I usually say is “remember, first and foremost, the person reading your CV is a human being!” This may sound obvious but what I mean is this; when you break it down, what you’re really … More Writing a CV for Law