To everyone who has been rejected this year…

It sucks. You thought it'd work out and it didn't. It's particularly rubbish if you completed a vacation scheme. Then it feels like you fell at the last hurdle and that No. More than that. It's f*cking sh*t, actually. And you can be as mad and as sad as you like. Here is my … Continue reading To everyone who has been rejected this year…

My pre-interview bathroom pep-talk 

You are good enough. You are likeable. You are funny. You are genuine. You can't make them give you a job, but you can make them like you. Focus on that. Today you are going to talk to Senior Partners. Pretend they are your other-half's family. Speak with courtesy. Respect. Warmth and humour. They will … Continue reading My pre-interview bathroom pep-talk 

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Shots fired: a critique of expert advice

Yesterday I read some advice that made me feel panicky. Which is ridiculous, as I already have a training contract. So, like the history student that I am, I'm going to work through it and pick apart the points in its argument. And that way, when you read stress-inducing your-efforts-aren't-good-enough advice, you can remember this article … Continue reading Shots fired: a critique of expert advice

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Top two most embarrassing things I’ve done (and what I learned from them)

Gather round, it's story time. I hope you're all sitting comfortably. The Monaco Fiasco. Two years ago I attended an Aspiring Solicitors' Springboard event. (They are amazing, by the way). Now, my group had to give a presentation- I can't tell you what it was on or it'll spoil the surprise if you go to … Continue reading Top two most embarrassing things I’ve done (and what I learned from them)

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“But it’s so competitive…” 

So this first post is going to be like that first class back after the long summer holiday. You’re not going to have to do much with your brain, and I’m just going to be impressed you’ve turned up at all. In future posts I’ll include activities (as though my site is an awful textbook). … Continue reading “But it’s so competitive…”