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?
Para-what? It might sound obvious, but for those of you who aren’t aware, a Paralegal is almost like what a nurse is to a doctor…at least that’s the extent of my creativity in making a suitable analogy of the role. But the position can vary dramatically based on a number of factors; where you work, … Continue reading What’s a nine-letter word for gaining invaluable legal experience? Paralegal
You (like any decent protagonist) need to have a backstory. It has to be genuine and interesting. Why? Because you're going to need it to illustrate your motivation for law. You're going to use it in all of your cover letters, and every time someone asks you 'why law?' So it has to be good. … Continue reading What’s your career backstory?
If you thought one long post on competencies was enough – well, you were sorely mistaken. This post is all about how to use your competencies in an interview (video or otherwise). The key thing to aim for is flexibility. You want to go into an interview, and know you have numerous great examples to … Continue reading The best way to prepare for competency interviews
You've polished your competencies and your examples are excellent (if you do say so yourself)....but what now? Now you need to link those examples to the fabulous research you have done. But what if you're answering a competency question- surely you don't need firm research here? WRONG. You need to put outstanding research in every … Continue reading How to use firm research in your application (like a pro)