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Features

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.

28/07/2015

Training contract interviews made easy

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

21/07/2015

Law firm assessment centres: what to expect

Assessment centres are a common part of the recruitment process for law firms, as they offer the chance to see beyond application forms to how candidates actually get on in a work environment. Oliver Savill, director of AssessmentDay, offers his advice on what to expect.

14/07/2015

CVs, cover letters and applications: 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.

07/07/2015

Practical tips for completing excellent online application forms

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

30/06/2015

Finding a training contract: research, application and interview

Finding a training contract can be a frustrating process. Read on for some top application and interview tips.

22/06/2015

Are you commercially aware?

We've said it before and, oh look, here we are saying it again. Commercial awareness is one of the key skills that law firms look for in future trainees and thus, if you are to succeed, you will need to develop this particular area of your brain.

16/06/2015

Application master class

Come training contract application season, do you want to be drowning in a sea of ill-judged, clumsily worded applications? Or would you rather be creating and submitting carefully planned and credible training contract applications? Read on for detailed advice on how to approach the process and edge ever closer to success.

09/06/2015

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.

02/06/2015

Insight into: overseas secondments

An overseas secondment is a great opportunity to take on more responsibility, build contacts, develop a greater appreciation of the cross-border nature of commercial law and - of course - experience living in another country. The benefits of going on secondment as a trainee often have a lasting effect, benefitting those who do in a variety of ways as their careers progress.

26/05/2015

Gender diversity in law: dawn of a new era or a case of the old guard?

Affinity groups, targets, mentors; there are many ways that firms are trying to address the disparity between the number of male and female partners. But is it working? We speak to senior women from a variety of firms to find out their views on the road to equality, the initiatives their firms are employing and how the female partners of the future can help themselves.


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