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As you will know, a vacation scheme is a great way of gaining invaluable work experience at a law firm even if yours are virtual this year. It will help to give you an idea of whether you are suited for a role in the legal sector and to make contacts in the industry. Here are 10 top tips for making the most out of your virtual vacation scheme. 1.  Be social There might be limited social activities at the start of your...
While navigating the global pandemic and social distancing, we are all used to arranging our get-togethers over video, from important work meetings to drinks with friends. But that probably won’t make the prospect of your law firm video interview any less daunting. Given the competitiveness of vacation scheme and training contract spots, law firms have used video interviews to narrow down applicants for years (even before Covid-19...
While lawyers and solicitors tend to make up the bulk of a law firm’s general workforce, firms are not exclusively comprised of lawyers and solicitors. This means there are plenty of opportunities for non-lawyers who wish to pursue a career in the legal sector. The diverse nature of the work carried out by various law firms and their complex operational needs mean there are lots of different roles that need to be filled in a...
We all know how competitive top law firm training contract and vacation scheme spots are, and firms are coming up with increasingly creative ways to help them identify the very best candidates from the deluge of applications they receive. It is very common nowadays to be asked to do an automated video interview in the early stages of a law firm’s trainee recruitment process. Think of it more like a pre-interview or even a living...
The time is here—law firms across the U.K. are beginning to recruit for trainees, and if you are among that hopeful group, you need to realise that you are in a very competitive field. Figures from a few years ago showed that on average, there are  65 people  competing for every single training contract in England and Wales, meaning that you need to excel in both the interview process and what gets you there in the first place...