Securing a training contract (or vacation scheme) is highly competitive and you’re likely to be competing against hundreds, possibly thousands of other applicants. In April 2021, a recruiter at an international law firm said that they received 1600 applications for their vacation scheme with only 20 places available. Getting through to the next stage of the selection … More Vacation scheme and training contract applications
A covering letter is a business letter which you use as part of the application process to emphasise your motivation and suitability for specific opportunities. Your cover letter should accompany your CV (unless otherwise stated) and be tailored to the employer and job role based on your research. It provides relevant information which goes beyond … More Legal Cover Letters
It’s application season and time to update your legal CV. Law firms and Barristers Chamber may ask for your CV in support of an online application; sometimes your CV is ‘The application’ (usually accompanied by a covering letter). Your CV sets out your suitability for the roles you are applying for and needs to provide … More Legal CVs – Top Tips
This article has been written by lawyer, entrepreneur and best-selling commercial awareness author Jake Schogger. Jake trained at Freshfields, before leaving the City to focus on advising start-ups and scale-ups as a freelance lawyer, as well as training, coaching and mentoring thousands of aspiring lawyers. He’s the author behind the best-selling Commercial Law Handbook and … More Commercial Law Academy – Commercial Law Applications
by Annika Shoker, a PR executive and graduated with a degree in journalism in 2021 As a student it’s always a good idea to do what you can in uni to make your life a little easier for when you graduate. One of the best things you can do as a student is set yourself … More Should students bother with LinkedIn?