The Vacation Scheme: how to make (good) waves and be a success.

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.

How to do well in a group exercise (it’s probably not how you think)

In group exercises, points win prizes. Yes your team needs to come up with a good plan/ presentation/ pitch. But do you know what graduate recruiters do with your ideas at the end of the day? They throw them away. They do not matter. It is entirely about the journey. And while you do need … Continue reading How to do well in a group exercise (it’s probably not how you think)

Dealing with Rejection…a deep, meme-ingful chat

“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

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…

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Top two most embarrassing things I’ve done (and what I learned from them)

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)