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
I was at graduation last week. It’s always great to be able to share that special day with our graduands. On Thursday afternoon I particularly enjoyed the talk given by alumnus, Paul Brown. He gave his top tips for success in the workplace and it occurs to me that exactly the same points apply for … More How to make a success of your studies?
Having legal work experience such as vacation schemes, shadowing and pro bono projects is, of course, a great idea and provides plenty to discuss when applying for jobs. But what about the skills you’ve gained from other work – part time or short term vacation jobs in sectors such as retail and hospitality? Students often forget that … More Help! How do I show I have the skills to get a job?