Employers often cite a lack of reflection as a reason why an application might not stand out – for example, an applicant may not have spent enough time thinking about how they actually contributed to a team’s effort to get to the final of a mooting competition. This shows in an application and doesn't help move you up the shortlist.
Assessment centres are run by many law firms recruiting to vacation schemes and training contracts. They are seen as one of the most reliable ways of ascertaining whether you are the person for the job. Why? Well, assessors get to see you for a longer period of time, than they would in an interview for example.
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We spoke to Benjamin Von Maur who is a trainee at Eversheds. Read on to find out his top tips for making a sterling application.
There’s a lot to get used to as you start life at university – finding your way around a new campus and maybe a new City, wondering how you will manage your time and get through the reading lists. The last thing you want to hear is that as an aspiring lawyer, your first year really does count if your dreams of becoming a solicitor or a barrister are to be realised.
Application deadlines are just around the corner, so here's an alphabetised list of tips for those of you in the thick of it all:
The Careers Group’s Law Careers Consultants are delighted to bring you our new Law blog. We aim to provide useful information, insights and tips at regular intervals to all our aspiring solicitors, barristers and law students who haven’t yet decided which career path is for them.