You want to fight for truth and justice… you want to help neglected children… or you want to wield power in corporate boardrooms… for whatever reason, you think you want to be a lawyer. But pursuing a legal career can take you down many different paths.
Aside from application forms, cover letters and interviews, an additional part of the training contract application process involves psychometric tests.
Campus Brand Ambassadorships are a great form of work experience and provide ample opportunities for networking. Maisie Briggs- a Brand Ambassador for Bird & Bird- shares her experience of working with the firm.
You spent the weeks and months leading up to 31 July diligently applying for training contracts. When August arrived you frantically checked your inbox for invitations to assessment centres or interviews. Invitations which never arrived. Maybe you attended assessment days only to be unsuccessful. Either way, you might feel disheartened and like you want to give up. Here are The Lex 100’s tips for picking yourself up and getting back on track.
With the legal job market becoming ever more competitive, it is not surprising that the selection criteria used by employers may not always be limited to a straightforward CV and interview(s) - your personal online brand can be just as important as the suit you wear to an interview.