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Interview Tips

Interviews are nothing to get a tizz about. Whether you’re being interviewed for an internship or trainee position, we’ve got a whole bunch of tips to get you prepped and ready to tackle that law interview.

Top Ten Tips for Impressing at a Law Interview Written by Coventry University Careers Service

So you've got through to the interview stage. You can be confident that on paper you are a potential appointee. Now for round two: the interview. Whatever your field in the legal profession, you'll need to demonstrate the ability to analyse...

Surviving the chambers interview By Paul Harris, Co-founder & Director, AllAboutLaw

Congrats! You’ve survived the first hurdle of having your application shortlisted. However, now you have to face (and survive!) another crucial milestone: the interview. What to expect in your chambers interview… Many chambers split the whole...

Top Ten Assessment Centre Tips By Sonia Cooke, HR Manager, Field Fisher Waterhouse

Law firms are increasingly using assessment centres to recruit for both training contracts and vacation schemes.  Follow the tips below to ensure you showcase your strengths on the big day. 1. Prepare… It is important to have done your research...

Training contract interview questions By Coventry University Careers Service

It’s impossible to predict what you’ll be asked at a training contract interview, but with preparation you can anticipate of the kind of questions you might face and how you might respond.  As well as questions about your education, work...

Legal interview questions & answers By Charlie Phillips, Author of Working in Law 2013

Whether you're applying for a vacation scheme or a training contract, an interview will almost certainly be part of your application. Legal interviews are your opportunity to demonstrate that you have the skills and competencies the recruiter is...

Assessment day: The student perspective Written by Yufuf Solley, BPTC graduate, City Law School

All that stands between you and that coveted pupillage or training contract are a few hours of high intensity questioning, immense stress and a platter of sandwiches with coffee for lunch. Well fear not; for the dreaded assessment day really need...

Surviving the Training Contract Interview: The Student’s Perspective By Rob McKeller

My perspective on interviews is that they are very much akin to a first date. People get way too nervous about them, sweat too much and end up giving a completely false impression of what they are actually like. At the heart of the problem is...

Law assessment centres By Maudie Powell-Tuck, AllAboutLaw

Law assessment centres aren’t anything to get in a flap about. They aren’t as terrifying and clinical as they sound; they usually involve a series of tests, exercises and interviews designed to measure your competency for a trainee position (or...

Five Ways to Prepare for an Interview By Alison Collins, Coventry University Careers Centre

The best way to feel confident and counteract nerves before an interview is to prepare thoroughly. If you go into the interview knowing that you have a good understanding of the company, the job and what you can offer, this will help you give...

Assessment centre preparation By Maudie Powell-Tuck, AllAboutLaw

If you want to really impress at an assessment centre, you’ll need to put the preparation in beforehand. So listen up boys and girls, as we impart our top tips on how to prepare for an assessment centre. Do your research… First of all, you...

Asking law interview questions By Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

Those all-important vacation scheme and training contract interviews coming up soon, it’s time to get your interview technique and game plan in place. There’s load of things you can do to impress at a vacation scheme or training contract and...

How to ace a video interview By Aaron Marchant, Editorial Intern, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

With law firms constantly seeking more efficient and cost-effective ways to recruit trainees and vacation schemers, video interviews are becoming an increasingly common method of assessment. After you have sent in an application form, the firm...

Dressing for an interview By Lauren Bowes, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

We all know how much your library time improved when you finally admitted to yourself that no one was going to pap you for your uni magazine's fashion page and took to wearing trackies and pyjamas. But unfortunately the academic side of your...

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