You might not recognise her name, but if you were legally woke in 2013 you have heard of Katherine Cousins. Author of ‘Successful Solicitor: get ahead of the game as a junior corporate lawyer,’ Katherine rose to fame five years ago when she spoke out against Trainees wearing red bras (amongst other fashion faux pas). … Continue reading “How to avoid Associate’s belly and generally keep your sh*t together” – an interview with Katherine Cousins, author of ‘Successful Solicitor.’
I have been on two vacation schemes. On one I was successful in getting a Training Contract and on the other…. I was not. And while being rejected for a Training Contract royally sucked, it has given me a useful perspective in hindsight. Because the two schemes were actually very similar. They were both well-run, … Continue reading 3 Top Tips To Help You Rock That Vacation Scheme
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.
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)
“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