How to fly by the seat of your pants (and make it look good)

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)

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.

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 

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?

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Tell me about a time when you ….

Competencies. When I wrote the LinkedIn post that inspired this blog, I was fairly sure most of the questions I would get would be on commercial awareness. Oh boy, was I wrong! Almost everyone asked me about competencies. So I’m going to write this post as though I was talking to myself 4 years ago, … Continue reading Tell me about a time when you ….