Monthly Archives: February 2012

Undertaking pro bono work as a law student

Should you join a defined project or approach a legal advice centre? How can you prepare for the first encounter with a client? Read More Advertisements

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What law firms are looking for from new recruits

Law firms are looking for more than a degree. You’ll need commercial instinct and team-work skills to make the shortlist, says Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Simon Johnson… Read More

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Numerical tests for graduate engineering jobs

A degree in engineering can demonstrate your expertise in dynamics and calculus but employers want to know that you can meet the basic mathematical requirements. Numerical tests are a good way of doing this…. Read More

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Handling Volunteer Interviews

Hear from a student blogger about their experiences of going for an interview for a volunteering role.. Read More

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Eight steps to getting a job through Twitter

While a social network like Facebook isn’t seen as the best resource for job hunting, Twitter – Facebook’s often misunderstood younger brother – can actually be the best place for it. Why? Twitter is widely used on a professional basis … Continue reading

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How to become a paralegal

From the excitement of the courtroom to the intense concentration of the legal library, paralegals enjoy a variety of tasks in a wide range of settings. Paralegals continue to assume more tasks (with some important exceptions) once reserved only for … Continue reading

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Attention future law trainees: don’t be square be commercially aware when job hunting

It has been said before and is being said again. Commercial awareness is one of the key skills that law firms look for in their future trainees and, thus, you need to develop this particular area of your brain. The … Continue reading

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