Applications and interviews
Lawyers from diverse backgrounds are an untapped resource but more needs to be done to achieve equal footing.
Macfarlanes has extended its CV-blind policy to its training contracts, making it the third firm to select its trainees using this method.
Some indispensable advice for tackling common questions on training contract application forms.
US-headquartered firms Shearman & Sterling and Reed Smith are considering changing their interview methods for their training contract and vacation scheme applicants.
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Lawyers have big workloads and if you don’t keep on top of things you’ll never leave the office. So get your house in order with some time management tips
Hogan Lovells is considering taking up a blind curriculum vitae (CV) policy in a bid to counter bias towards trainee applicants who received an Oxbridge degree or were educated privately.
Lawyer 2B attended City University’s event on how to get through pupillage interviews yesterday (7 May). Here are our carefully selected words of wisdom from the assembled panel.
DWF has incorporated video interviews into its recruitment process in an attempt to increase the number of candidates it sees.
Macfarlanes is recruiting its future vacation scheme applications via a CV-blind policy, and will “almost certainly” extend the scheme to its trainee recruitment.
Anyone can fit the mould. Anyone can be memorable. But can anyone fit the mould and be memorable at the same time?
Professional public speaker and presentation coach Luan de Burgh advises on a skill that every good barrister must have.
Professional public speaker and presentation coach Luan de Burgh of the de Burgh Group advises on how to come across as credible, confident and competent.
It is now the norm for an employer to check your social media profile as they read through your application. Don’t let your Facebook profile or Twitter feed ruin your chances, says professional public speaker and presentation coach Luan de Burgh.
Networking events can throw the best of vac schemers or trainees. Professional public speaker and presentation coach Luan de Burgh of the de Burgh Group gives his list of what to do and what not to do the next time you need to attend one of these potentially torturous affairs.
“It’s not what you say, it’s the way that you say it.’ Cases in court, business pitches and political speeches can be won and lost according to how you speak. Professional public speaker and presentation coach Luan de Burgh of the de Burgh Group offers some advice on using your voice to engage, persuade and inspire.
Love them or loathe them presentations will be an integral part of your professional career and a common means of assessment, getting it right on these crucial occasions is certain to mark you out for great things - professional public speaker and presentation coach Luan de Burgh of the de Burgh Group gives you some top tips on how to instil dynamism into your presentations.
A career in the legal profession is not the exclusive preserve of those wishing to climb the greasy pole to partnership at one of the top City firms. Indeed, law graduates are highly regarded by employers because it is generally considered a tough discipline to master. So you should find that it can open many doors both inside and outside the legal profession.
A programme supported by magic circle and City firms which trains law students to work in legal advice centres is now open to firms, chambers, law schools and universities.
Cherie Blair: “If it had not been for legal aid, I am not sure whether I could have become a barrister.”
Cherie Blair QC said last night that law graduates from working class backgrounds should “be flexible” in their approach to a legal career, and said that she would not have had a career as a barrister if it had not been for legal aid.