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Whether you are on the market for a new job or already employed, being able to network effectively is key to building industry contacts but also building your personal brand, which will help you with your job search. To help you become a better networker here are five networking mistakes you cannot afford to make whilst networking. 1. Not know the attendees  Much similar to job interviews, before you attend a networking event...
Whether you applying for law training contracts or even vacation schemes, deciding how many law firms you should be applying to remains a tough decision to make for many of you. Here's our take on how you should approach and make this important decision to maximize your chances of success.  Research the firms The starting point for you should be to research a list of firms and narrow down your list to firms that you are able to...
The competition for paralegal jobs is not getting any easier. To stay ahead of your competition you will need to demonstrate and also develop a set of qualities sought by employers. Here are seven qualities you should have, which will help you succeed in a career in law. Resourceful  In many ways, some paralegal qualities mirror those of lawyers and being resourceful is no exception. As a paralegal, you will regularly encounter...
Updated 22 March 2019 In one way you must feel relieved that you have finally secured a training contract interview after probably tons of training contract applications but in another way, you are probably dreading the interview day.  Well, fear not, as today we will share with you top training contract tips and advice to help you impress the interviewers.  1. Make a good first impression You will want to start the...
Embarking on a career as a Legal Secretary can be an exciting journey, filled with a wide range of emotions. Alongside your enthusiasm, it is perfectly normal to feel slight trepidation when writing your first CV and realizing that you have no existing work experience in the position you are hoping to land. At this point, it is important to remember that your career history is likely to hold a wealth of transferable skills which can be...
Updated 17 March 2019 With the pupillage interview season well on the way, we thought it would be timely to review six most common interview questions and share our pupillage interview tips and advice on how to answer these questions. 1. How well do you know your application You can be certain that your CV and cover letter will be scrutinised in more details during the interview panel. Typically, interviewers like to start with...
Updated 16 March 2019 Law interviews are known for bizarre interview questions as we all as predictable ones. Why corporate law’ question certainly falls in the latter category and you can be certain it will come into play either or both in the application and the interview process, therefore, preparing a compelling answer is vital. Today we will look at this question in more details and share our tips and advice on how to answer...
High competition and limited numbers of traditional legal work experience opportunities inevitably mean some of you will be seeking alternative ways to gain work experience. It is important to keep an open mind and be flexible to alternative ways to gain legal experience. Today we will share with you six great ways you could gain legal work experience, which will boost the value of your Law CV and help you secure a training contract in the...
Updated 13 March 2019 If you have secured a paralegal interview, it's a great start but you still have the most important part of the process to get through, which is getting past the interview. If you are searching for interview tips and wondering how to prepare for a paralegal interview ,  you have come to the right place. Today we will be sharing some simple but very effective steps you could take in preparing for an...
Updated 12 March 2019 Making it to the vacation scheme interview is a significant step forward in your pursuit for a career in law and is a testament to your hard work thus far. Now that you have impressed the recruiter with your application, your attention must turn to the interview day. We have put together the five most common law vacation interview questions that you are likely to encounter. Why do you want to become a lawyer?...
Updated 11March 2019 If you are currently studying for your undergraduate degree and thinking to pursue a career in law, a vacation scheme is a great way to learn more about life as a solicitor but be warned these vacation schemes do not come easy. So what can you do to secure a vacation scheme? Today we will share with you our 9 step guide that will put you well on the way to a vacation scheme. 1. Get the basics right  First...
Updated 10 March 2019 If you are lucky enough to have secured a pupillage prior to commencing your BPTC you should be proud of yourself and continue with the hard work. However, not everyone secures a pupillage and the number of available pupillage vacancies against the number of aspiring barristers remains disproportionately high. So, what to do if you do not get a pupillage? Today we will explore several BPTC graduate jobs that you...