*mostly focusing on applications
Spelling firm name right – no mistakes
Be yourself – if not you will be found out
BM – passionate about commercial law, well rounded, understand BM
Preparing for an athletics event – can’t do all preparation at last minute – needs to be ongoing
MO – KEY – Turning achievements and activites into competencies nad skills firms are looking for – you have to be abel to describe what you have to sell, ie yourself.
Plan out your time – same as you are planning towards your exams – schedule what you need to do and do it.
You need to be 100% behind your application and be genuinely interested in the firm you are applying to – if not then it won’t some across and you will also be behind those applicants who are.
Positions of resposnibility – talk about what you actually brought to the role themselves rather than just the processes they went through
Evidence what you are talking about – address the skills and “recruitment criteria”:
– teamwroking skills
– communication skills
– are you interested in business and have commercial insight
Don’t jsut say you are interested in bsuiness in general – tell them what you are specifically interested in, what you have been reading, attending etc. So your statement has some depth to it.
Applications – people don’t knwo what to highlight – achievements to what level
Display enthusiasm and motivation to work for that firm in particular.
[MO – with every application they must take the time to review the appn against the extended checklist i will produce to cover off every piece of advice i’ve given in the longer form materials, eg text speak, action verbs, work exp drafting tips, etc]
VS descriptions too