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
As far as universal human emotions go, I think jealousy is one of the most hard done by. It gets a bad rap. People never talk about jealousy in a positive way, and society dictates that we’ve all got to pretend we’re not jealous of anything ever. Well. I’m here to give you a controversial … Continue reading Jealous much? (Yeah…me too)
Let me introduce you to Justin Farrance: Future Trainee at Allen & Overy, former President of the Warwick Law Society and all-round nice guy. He's a member of the LGBT community and an enthusiastic supporter of everything D&I (diversity and inclusion). And, he kindly let me interview him on his experience of applying for Training Contracts. … Continue reading Coming Out To Law Firms- An Interview With Justin Farrance, Allen & Overy
I have been on two vacation schemes. On one I was successful in getting a Training Contract and on the other…. I was not. And while being rejected for a Training Contract royally sucked, it has given me a useful perspective in hindsight. Because the two schemes were actually very similar. They were both well-run, … Continue reading 3 Top Tips To Help You Rock That Vacation Scheme
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)
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?