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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 

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What’s your career backstory?

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?

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What is a ‘rolling basis’ and why do I care?

Recruiters probably think this phrase is self-explanatory. But, I can remember a time when I didn’t know what it meant, and I had no idea of its significance. So let’s just run through it because it is really really really important you get it. What does it mean? Imagine two firms, Firm A and Firm … Continue reading What is a ‘rolling basis’ and why do I care?

How do I ace an open day?

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?