Trade secrets giveaway for Law students and graduates – and anyone who isn’t but might be interested…

Welcome to our new strand ‘Careers Information Wonk puts himself out of a job’ wherein I hook you up with some of the key places we go to get the hot tips, great advice and industry gossip. He must be mad (but that’s another story). Now read on…

A man sitting on the kerb with his office posessions in a box, having lost his job

Law types – it’s all about The Lex 100, at least in terms of news updates and great think pieces on your industry. Check these out:

The debunking of a myth: The Graduate Diploma in Law explained. Many students think the GDL makes them a second-class prospect to employers. Lex explains why this couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s an archive piece but still a goodie.

How to do well at interviews. Marc Steward of The University of Law provides The Lex (and you) with tips on turning that interview into a job offer.

The law firm assessment day. Over 80% of the UK’s top 100 commercial firms use assessments of one form or another. Find out more about what’s involved and how preparation will take the pressure off (somewhat).

10 top tips on how to prepare for a law fair. Ediz Osman, Law graduate currently undertaking his training contract gives advice on how to ace your next recruitment fair.

Making the law fair count in applications has tips on how to do just that – turning your fair contacts into receptive recruiters and successful applications.

Alternative careers in Law features an interview with Ben Julius, legal recruitment specialist who explains how a training in law can set you up for a career in recruitment.

Targetjobs have great stuff going on too, including How to Talk about Brexit in a job interview (based on a survey of law firms response to The Big B) and How NOT to make a hard Brexit of your pupillage interview (cheesy gag much?) with insights from practising barristers in each field on the potential impact of Brexit on their area of legal practice.


Not bad for a starter, eh? *Lots* more where these came from too…


Paul Rothwell • 08/01/2018

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