Anyone applying for training contracts at a commercial law firm will already be aware of the importance of demonstrating commercial awareness. While the basic skills most graduates require to begin a professional career, such as good communication or the ability to listen effectively are relatively easy to identify and demonstrate, commercial awareness can seem like a vague concept and therefore can appear daunting for an applicant to demonstrate. 500 more words
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Why law? Staple application question and, alas, a question you’ll doubtless ask yourself long into your legal career, albeit with more a “whyyy”… (jokes).
I enjoy my job but, as a law graduate, I was considering a career in law because: (i) everyone else was; (ii) I’d heard it was a lucrative career (“$olicitor” – you get me) and; (iii) it meant my degree was, to some extent, vocational. 702 more words
In a similar vein to “the eight pillars of truth”, this post deals with the more general aspects of writing applications. My focus here is on question-based apps; there are further elements to consider if you wanna tackle legal covering letters. 452 more words