Dealing With Training Contract Interview Nerves

Being nervous about an interview for a training contract or vacation scheme is perfectly normal.

Most people will have nerves of some sort when they wonder whether they can answer all the training contract interview questions they might be asked.

They can actually be a good thing as they mean that you are sharp and ready for the forthcoming interview.

However, you will want to ensure that you can control your nerves so that they do not get the better of you.

As with most things, coping with nerves can be learnt.

The main thing to remember is that you have been invited to interview because the firm has decided that they could employ you based on what they have seen in your written application.

You should, therefore, be proud of securing a training contract interview in the first place and use this to draw confidence for the interview itself.

Here is a useful video which provides some useful tips on calming your interview nerves:

Read more: Essential Guide to Training Contract Interviews

Matt Oliver

Matt is a former FTSE 100 in-house lawyer, an experienced legal career coach and MD of Trainee Solicitor Surgery. He provides entry level law careers advice to students and graduates through his writing and mentoring. He also offers private one to one coaching to those struggling with training contract, vacation scheme or paralegal applications and interviews. Find out more about Matt's 1-2-1 Coaching >>>>

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