My pre-interview bathroom pep-talk 

You are good enough. You are likeable. You are funny. You are genuine. You can't make them give you a job, but you can make them like you. Focus on that. Today you are going to talk to Senior Partners. Pretend they are your other-half's family. Speak with courtesy. Respect. Warmth and humour. They will … Continue reading My pre-interview bathroom pep-talk 

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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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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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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)

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‘Why law? Why this firm?’

As Shrek said, I am like an onion. I have many different layers. This is how I think about  my motivation. At the very centre of me, there is a tiny bit of onion. It was there long before the rest of the layers were added. This is my first bit of motivation towards my … Continue reading ‘Why law? Why this firm?’