When the first lockdown hit, I was at home, with only two weeks’ worth of clothes to last what ended up being four months. I had headed home at the beginning of the holidays, aiming to go back to Warwick for the final two weeks to finish coursework and prepare for exams. These exams all … More Securing a job during a global pandemic – a WLS alumna story.
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
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 is a common question and an important one for all of us, particularly for anyone interested in entering the job market. It doesn’t matter what you think you want to do, every recruitment process is going to demand that you know what’s going on in the world. So how do you keep up?
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?