Video: Interview tips and how to stand out in a law firm
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Video: Interview tips and how to stand out in a law firm

I spoke with Thomson Reuters recently to pass on some tips for aspiring lawyers who might be attending interviews or taking work experience. Some of this might be common sense, but it comes from the numerous graduate recruitment interviews and assessments I’ve moderated and conversations with colleagues and recruiters across the legal sector. If you find … Continue reading

Young job applicants penalised for use of social media
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Young job applicants penalised for use of social media

Research conducted by OnDevice Research has found that young people in the UK are being rejected by employers for inappropriate comments and photos posted on social media sites. The Young People’s Consumer Confidence (YPCC) Index covers 6,000 16-34 year olds across six countries in both developed and growth markets. It has been designed to help businesses … Continue reading

PODCAST: Why I turned down a university place to become a legal executive
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PODCAST: Why I turned down a university place to become a legal executive

PODCAST: Alex Aldridge and Kevin Poulter discuss alternative routes with Rhys Bevan Is Rhys Bevan (pictured) crazy? Why would anyone in their right mind reject a place at one of the top universities in the country to go and do an unglamorous legal apprenticeship at a local authority? Actually, though, when 24 year-old Bevan explains his career … Continue reading

PODCAST: Write a legal blog, mind your Ps and Qs and get a job?
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PODCAST: Write a legal blog, mind your Ps and Qs and get a job?

PODCAST: Kevin Poulter and Alex Aldridge discuss blogging with Leon Glenister As Hardwicke Building found out last week, lawyers who enjoy writing in their free time can sometimes cause problems. But, on balance, most barristers’ chambers and law firms look favourably on applicants with a few bylines to their name – and as the Barbara … Continue reading

PODCAST – Is a 2:2 a ‘kiss of death’ for wannabe lawyers?
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PODCAST – Is a 2:2 a ‘kiss of death’ for wannabe lawyers?

PODCAST: with guest, Anthony Lyons Anthony Lyons is a charming, intelligent part-time LPC student who works as a paralegal at top London law firm Mishcon de Reya. What’s more, Lyons boasts an entrepreneurial zeal, organising the #AskaTrainee Twitter Q&A through his impressive social media following. In short, he’s the sort of person who you’d expect … Continue reading

Are ‘Spotted’ pages setting students up for a fall?
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Are ‘Spotted’ pages setting students up for a fall?

An article in the Guardian has described a new trend amongst students.  ‘Spotted’ pages have been set up to allow those studying in university libraries to distract themselves by anonymously posting comments about other students in an online forum on Facebook.  Although there seems to be an inevitable movement from harmless joviality and flirtation to pointed abuse extending beyond … Continue reading