Think you know? You should do! That old chestnut – Commercial Awareness. I’ve heard and seen it described in all manner of ways but for me, the most straightforward way of understanding commercial awareness in this context can be summed up as “knowing what your client wants to achieve and how to use the law to … More What are commercial firms currently looking for in future trainees?
This week 63 Law firms attended Warwick’s Law Careers Fair. I took advantage of the quiet time before 850 students arrived, to ask law firms for their top applications tips. Thanks to all those who contributed. Here are the seven top tips I picked up. 1. Allow plenty of time It can take a very … More Law applications – 7 hot tips from Firms at Warwick’s Law Careers Fair
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
Demi Joannides is about to enter the third year of her law degree at Warwick and has successfully converted a vacation scheme into an offer of a training contract at top City Firm Herbert Smith Freehills. She’s also secured a place on their international vacation scheme in Singapore taking place in December. I asked her for … More How to win your training contract
The careers team here (and no doubt at other universities) never tires of telling you to use your summer wisely and to get involved in activities which will enhance your employability. That’s great advice to hear in May, but what if the summer has somehow passed and you didn’t do anything? Is that a problem?
The summer internship season is now in full swing and I am finding I am getting some questions from students about how to behave. I am also picking up comments from employers about examples of behaviour which are “sub optimal”. Surely it’s easy enough to get this right? Not necessarily. Here are my tips on … More How to behave on your vacation scheme or internship
When it comes to careers I’m always telling students how important it is to have a story of your own which marks you out from others, and demonstrates that you’re not just academically able, but are also rounded individuals. 2016 Law Graduate Farhana Hamid-Butt took this to heart and headed off to Singapore. Here’s her advice.