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 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…

Practical help for video interviews

When I was making applications I looked everywhere for practice video interviews. And could I find any? No. So. I've been the change I want to see in the world and created three. They are timed, and include typical video interview style questions. Video #1 and #2 are fairly similar. But I lovingly call #3, … Continue reading Practical help for video interviews

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What’s a nine-letter word for gaining invaluable legal experience? Paralegal

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

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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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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