Building The Foundations For a Solid Training Contract Application

There is plenty of advice given on how to make a successful training contract application. However, if you don’t put the right foundations in place first, you may find your applications are unsuccessful even if you follow all of the application advice. Therefore, I want to give you some advice on how to build the […]

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How To Beat Procrastination Over Your Applications

I’m sure most of you will have experienced procrastination in some form or another – it’s an unfortunate fact of life for many of us. However, there are things you can do to overcome it and to help you make progress with your training contract or vacation scheme applications. Feeling A Bit Stuck Procrastination is that […]

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The Difference Between Excellent Applications & Good Applications

This article first appeared in Into The Law Magazine I asked some experienced graduate recruiters a question I often hear…. In your experience, which factors differentiate an excellent application from a good application?” Paula McMullan, Graduate Recruitment Manager at Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP (London), had this to say: A great application is one where I […]

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Should You Include A Personal Profile On Your Law CV?

Candidates often ask me whether they should include a personal profile on their CV. More often than not my answer is “No” – although there are some exceptions you should be aware of. What Is A Personal Profile? A personal profile is an introductory section at the top of a CV, which you might also […]

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How To Vastly Improve Your Research

In my last post I explained why research through personal interaction is so important. Assuming you’re with me on that, I now want to give you some practical advice on how you can get this personal interaction. The aim is to help you vastly improve your research, fast track your knowledge and improve your chances of success. […]

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