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We regularly publish Features designed to increase your knowledge of the recruitment process or of the legal profession as a whole. Some are produced in-house, while others are written by experts from firms, chambers, universities and other organisations within the legal community. Topics range from application and interview tips to best law fair freebies. Don’t forget to comment by signing into MyLC.N.

21/10/2014

The commercial year 2013-14

Having an amazing ability to analyse pure theoretical law is all well and good, but you also need to appreciate the commercial context within which your clients are operating. Courtesy of just published Best in Law, this feature looks at some of the key themes in the commercial world in 2013-14 and gives you some pointers on how they are relevant to lawyers.

14/10/2014

Law fairs: network with solicitors and barristers, and learn about training contracts and pupillages

Law fairs may be an opportunity for firms and chambers to show you their wares, but they also give you the chance to practise some self-promotion and impress potential employers. Only the supremely confident (or foolish) would miss out - read on to discover how to get the most from the law fair season.

07/10/2014

Is the City right for you?

There's never been a more interesting time to join the big business world of City law. Don't for one minute imagine that you need a certain type of background. City recruiters know it's all about how far a person can go in the future, not where they've already come from.

30/09/2014

Best of the legal web – general resources

Everyone has their favourite, go-to legal website for information or research, but this compilation cuts across personal preference. Amanda Millmore, non-practising barrister and founder of CPD provider Legal Training, offers a broad selection of some of the best legal resources for lawyers (and would-be lawyers) of all persuasions.

23/09/2014

Law firm presentations and open days: your excellent opportunity to learn and network

Presenting… law firm presentations. They're beneficial for all concerned, as they give firms a chance to showcase their offices, people and knowledge, and you the chance to show that you're super keen and eager to learn. Read on to find out more about how to prepare and how to impress.

16/09/2014

Training contracts, pupillages and careers in law: get started with LCN

A new academic year has begun and the recruitment race is underway. We have lots of tips on how to hotwire your way into a legal career, including full-throttle info on self-analysis, research, law fairs and where to seek help. Drop the pedal to the metal and let's go!

29/07/2014

No sweat: interviews made easy

The good news is you've been invited to a training contract interview. The bad news is... you've been invited to a training contract interview! Don't panic. This article explores what you should be doing in preparation and how best to present yourself on the day.

22/07/2014

Assessment centres: what’s all the fuss about?

Assessment centres are an increasingly common part of the recruitment process for law firms, offering as they do the chance to see candidates in the round. Oliver Savill, director of AssessmentDay, offers his advice on what to expect and how to impress.

15/07/2014

LC.N's guide to formal writing

According to recruiters, too many applications are let down by sloppy writing skills. Read on for a quick crash course in the precise parlance of formal application writing.

08/07/2014

FAQ: online application forms

Should I use my Hotmail, Gmail or an academic email address when giving contact details? How strictly are deadlines enforced? Are there any ways of saving myself some time? Apply4Law's Nadine Rankin-Plant has the answers!


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