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Demystifying assessment centres.

It’s the height of summer, which means that training contract application season is in full swing. Many of those who are successful at the application form stage will be invited to an assessment centre – something which is also an increasingly common aspect of many vacation schemes. It therefore makes sense for this week’s Feature to explain what assessment centres entail, how to prepare and how to behave on the day. Meanwhile, the LCN Says provides some suggestions for LPC graduates who have not yet secured training contracts. And elsewhere, the Burning Question’s Brexit analysis continues with a look at the implications for law firms and lawyers.

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Law firm assessment centres: how to prepare and perform on the day

Many law firms use assessment centres as part of the selection procedure for vacation scheme and training contract candidates. So how do you prepare for an assessment centre, what can you expect on the day and what are firms looking for? Read on for some excellent law assessment centre tips.
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Interviews: what to wear

I've got a couple of training contract interviews coming up. Obviously, I need to wear formal/business attire, but what exactly does this mean - especially for women? 
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Having a successful summer (again)

Having a successful summer (again)

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A long time ago I wrote a post about having a successful summer while doing the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).
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Josh Richman - Finished the LPC, but no training contract yet?

Finished the LPC, but no training contract yet?

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If you have graduated from the Legal Practice Course and still don’t have a training contract, you're not alone.
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