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?
Many employers are asking for exactly this. In an interconnected world where global business transactions are the norm it matters that you are equipped to play your part. So what do you need to do to develop this outlook and how do you demonstrate it? Travel “Travel broadens the mind” is both a platitude and … More How do you show an international outlook?
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!
If you’re coming to the end of your degree and you haven’t secured a “graduate” job yet, then it can be a scary time. Maybe you should have applied for jobs after all? Just why did all those applications come to nothing? What should you do now, go home and wait for the perfect job … More Should you take “just any” job?