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Simmons & Simmons

A Graduate Recruiter’s Top 10 Hints & Tips

In a well produced video, Anna King, Graduate Recruitment & Development Manager at Simmons & Simmons sets out her hints and tips on how to be successful through the recruitment process. Good Clear Advice Some good advice on applications and interviews/assessment centres around the following points: Preparation is key Time and attention to detail Understand […]

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Video: Tips On Applying For A Training Contract

Here’s a good video from Addleshaw Goddard for those of you who are applying for training contracts or vacation schemes. Graduate partners Justine Delroy and Aster Crawshaw provide some helpful tips on what they are looking for in their future trainees, including the importance of demonstrating energy and enthusiasm and the types of work experience you might […]

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Bar Work

Using Non-Legal Work Experience To Your Advantage

In my previous post about commercial awareness, I talked about how bar, shop or factory work could help you gain a lot of business knowledge and I gave the example of thinking about a beach café and how the weather affects custom. In this post I will elaborate on how non-legal work experience can help […]

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Video: Good Advice On What Law Firm Recruiters Are Looking For

Here is another good video interview with Lynn Johansen, the Graduate Recruitment Partner at Clifford Chance. In it she reveals plenty about the graduate recruitment process and requirements that are relevant and not only to Magic Circle applicants. In particular she talks about the skill sets they are looking for, how being good with people […]

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Why You Should Keep Your Applications Simple

Many applicants feel like they have to impress a recruiter with the wording they use in their applications.  This can often lead to over-complicated wording or use of unnecessary wording.  Whilst a recruiter will want to read something that is well written they will not necessarily be impressed with long, fancy words which seem to […]

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