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)
It’s a fear that goes largely unspoken. What happens if you get a Training Contract in your dream firm… and you hate it? Then what? Is your career over and you have to go live under a rock? Well, I had the opportunity to talk to Hannah Salton about just that. After graduating from Manchester … Continue reading “Help! I hate my job” – An interview with career coach Hannah Salton
Here is the commercial awareness advice I am tired of hearing: read the Financial Times, research companies, watch the news. It’s not that this is bad advice, it just doesn’t help you see the end goal. It doesn’t show you what being commercially aware actually looks like. Or, how to show off your commercial awareness … Continue reading Commercial Awareness: An Interview With The Experts.
I find it really difficult to come to terms with the fact I am a human being rather than an all-powerful robot. It does not sit comfortably with me. I want to be able to perform my best every second of the day, every day. And I can only imagine how frustrating this must be for … Continue reading Mitigating circumstances: Making up excuses?
So you’ve been offered a Vacation Scheme at a law firm, and you’re thinking ‘what could possibly go wrong?' Well, you’d be surprised by how easy it is to tarnish your reputation. So here’s a selection of key things that you should and should not do during your time at the firm, to en-‘shore’ you make … Continue reading The Vacation Scheme: how to make (good) waves and be a success.