“Dear ______________ We regret to inform you that you have not been successful in reaching the next stage of the application process this year.” Rejection. A shattering, confidence-eroding, emotional pain that leaves us feeling miserable and under the impression that our efforts have come to nothing. Our evolutionary, pre-civilized past suggests that rejection forms part … Continue reading Dealing with Rejection…a deep, meme-ingful chat
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 really...sucks. 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…
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
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)
I have good news, and I have bad news. The bad news is, some of my tips might seem nightmarish. The good news is that these skills are like muscles; the more you flex them, the stronger they get. Soon you'll be a networking bodybuilder and you will be effortlessly excellent at open days. So … Continue reading How do I ace an open day?