When I was making applications, I had this horrible feeling of application-FOMO.* I always felt as though there was something important that I was missing. Every time I started an application, I'd think 'Maybe I should be doing a different one. Maybe this isn't the best use of my time.' Eventually I got so hacked … Continue reading

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6 steps to make psychometric tests less traumatic 

I’m going to straight-up tell you I suck at numerical reasoning tests. The last time I tried to do one, I spent a week studying (and silently weeping) only to achieve a measly lower-than-average score. So I'm going to focus on the other three: verbal, logical and situational. (And if you happen to find some … Continue reading 6 steps to make psychometric tests less traumatic 

How to fly by the seat of your pants (and make it look good)

There is a skill that some people like to pretend is not a skill. A skill that is rarely spoken about, but is crucial to you succeeding at assessment days and on vacation schemes. It is the ability to fly by the seat of your pants….and make it look like everything is under control. In … Continue reading How to fly by the seat of your pants (and make it look good)

I’m a black female aspiring solicitor: Is my glass ceiling double glazed?

If you’ve been within a mile radius of any City firm, sniffed its brochure or browsed through its ‘About Us’ section on its website, I’m sure you have heard of the D word. No, not Doomsday... I’m talking about DIVERSITY. It’s the new buzzword. Gone are the days where law firms were proud of being … Continue reading I’m a black female aspiring solicitor: Is my glass ceiling double glazed?

“Help! I hate my job” – An interview with career coach Hannah Salton

It’s a fear that goes largely unspoken. What happens if you get a Training Contract in your dream firm… and you hate it? Then what? Is your career over and you have to go live under a rock? Well, I had the opportunity to talk to Hannah Salton about just that. After graduating from Manchester … Continue reading “Help! I hate my job” – An interview with career coach Hannah Salton

Commercial Awareness: An Interview With The Experts.

Here is the commercial awareness advice I am tired of hearing: read the Financial Times, research companies, watch the news. It’s not that this is bad advice, it just doesn’t help you see the end goal. It doesn’t show you what being commercially aware actually looks like. Or, how to show off your commercial awareness … Continue reading Commercial Awareness: An Interview With The Experts.

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6 tips to help you make this years’ Law Fair the best one yet

It’s 8 am. You’re lying in bed, nursing what you consider to be the worst hangover of your life to date. A calendar event pops up on your phone, reminding you to attend your university Law Fair. Right now, you have two choices; Option 1) Roll over and go back to sleep, replacing the feeling of … Continue reading 6 tips to help you make this years’ Law Fair the best one yet