A Sneak Peek into my TC Interview

Spoiler Alert: For my interview I was asked pretty much ALL the bog standard questions you can find when you google ‘training contract interview questions’ so if you haven’t looked them up and prepped answers for all of them, make sure you do! I have transcribed parts of my interview to show how I answered…

What You Need To Know Before You Apply

The questions you need to ask yourself when you’re finding, applying and interviewing for your dream firm What are the cultures and values of the firm? This is important for working out where you will fit into the firm and if their culture is a place you feel you could be part of. 2. What…

How to Prepare for Your Training Contract Interview

If you’ve got an interview for a firm or are in the process of applying for one you have come to the right place! General things to know Usually, interviews either take place with senior associates or partners, and depending on the firm you will be interviewed by either one or two people. Normally this…

Personal Branding: The Key to Good First Impressions

When I first heard about personal branding it seemed a really strange term. Why was I trying to brand myself? What was I actually supposed to be selling? Did branding myself mean turning me into someone I’m not? I had so many questions and ultimately, I realised that personal branding is just that – personal.  The…

Assessment Centre Guide

A mini guide giving you the low down on the kind of exercises and tasks you will be given at assessment centres

The Secret To Getting A TC

Statistically, thousands more people apply for Training Contracts each year than there are places for, so it is no mean feat acquiring one. Getting rejections from law firms can be really disheartening, but knowing what they are looking for can help you put in a better application for next time. One of the first things…

Using Non-law work Experience in Applications

The idea that you need legal work experience to get into law is a complete misnomer. There are a variety of things you can do to build up your experience and skills that jobs are looking for, even if you did them in environments which aren’t directly related to your career choice. The kind of…

Networking like a Queen

One of my biggest fears, which I soon found out was a lot of people’s biggest fear, is the fear of networking. Flashback to one year ago, and the thought of networking – of having to work a room full of people I didn’t know and who were probably all a lot more important and…

Top interviews tips

The best way to think about interviews is to know that when answering questions from your potential employers there are no right or wrong answers, only good or bad answers. Before I applied for my vacation scheme, I had done exactly two job interviews. Both were for jobs in the charity sector, and each of…

Myth-busting Law

1. Do you need all A’s at A Level to become a lawyer? Whilst this may still apply to a select few super strict firms, this is largely not true, you do not need all A’s at A Level to become a lawyer! A contested way that law firms narrow down candidates has been to…

Demystifying Commercial Awareness

Commercial awareness is the latest thing that you hear about everywhere that everyone expects you to know about. I went to a uni talk on it last October thinking it would be really popular, only I was the only person who turned up so it ended up being a one on one chat between me…

Vacation Scheme/Training Contract Application Check List

VS and TC applications can seem really daunting. Often they look like a lot of work and research, and it can feel like a lot f pressure to get them perfect as you know this is the first thing you will be judged on by your potential future employer. To keep it short and simple,…