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    Has anyone been to an AG a/c?
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    How do you handle the pre-interview nerves, and what do you generally do just before your interview? Do you go through your notes or ...? Do you think it's better to commute for one and a half hour or is it better to stay in a hotel in London?

    Apologies for those trivial questions. Thanks in advance for any tips.
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    (Original post by eva12)
    Hi everyone, do you have any advice for Allen & Overy interview? How did you prepare for the case study? I have my interview next week.

    Also, one unrelated question - how do you handle the pre-interview nerves, and what do you generally do just before your interview? Do you go through your notes or ...? Do you think it's better to commute for one and a half hour or is it better to stay in a hotel in London?

    Apologies for those trivial questions. Thanks in advance for any tips.
    Commute - you don't need a hotel. Just make sure you leave enough time to get there.

    Nerves - prepare yourself in the same way you do as an exam. Different people will have different routines. For instance if it was me, I'd get close to the office early, then find somewhere nearby to treat myself to a nice coffee/breakfast/brunch and then chill out before the assessments. The night before I would do the last minute prep. But some people would prefer to be doing that prep right up until the assessments.


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    (Original post by J-SP)
    Commute - you don't need a hotel. Just make sure you leave enough time to get there.

    Nerves - prepare yourself in the same way you do as an exam. Different people will have different routines. For instance if it was me, I'd get close to the office early, then find somewhere nearby to treat myself to a nice coffee/breakfast/brunch and then chill out before the assessments. The night before I would do the last minute prep. But some people would prefer to be doing that prep right up until the assessments.


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    I thought pretty much the same - very reassuring. Thank you
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    (Original post by Swimmer)
    On an application form do we have to put all the references that the firm asks for? Only asking because it names "School" as one of the references for education, I am out of touch with my school, and most of the new teachers there are now new...really not sure what to do about this one! Any insight would be appreciated!
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    (Original post by Swimmer)
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    Is this for an online form or written app?
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    So quick question chaps, I am working on an application and the first part of the question is

    Use the space below to introduce yourself and tell us why you wish to pursue a legal career.


    Now I am rather confused about the introduce yourself bit. I feel repeating my name etc. would be redundant given it is on the application form. What would you advise?
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    (Original post by TrainingChopeful)
    Is this for an online form or written app?
    Written application. They do have a third "optional" work reference - Perhaps I should just use that?
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    (Original post by Swimmer)
    Written application. They do have a third "optional" work reference - Perhaps I should just use that?
    Oh okay - because normally on an online one they indicate which ones you have to fill out.

    Is it worth dropping them an email or phoning them? I know that finding a school reference for me would be difficult as many of the teachers that were there when I was have left - does it say that it is compulsory to include a school reference? I would still probably include a work reference, especially if you can't find a school one.
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    (Original post by TrainingChopeful)
    Oh okay - because normally on an online one they indicate which ones you have to fill out.

    Is it worth dropping them an email or phoning them? I know that finding a school reference for me would be difficult as many of the teachers that were there when I was have left - does it say that it is compulsory to include a school reference? I would still probably include a work reference, especially if you can't find a school one.
    All it says is please include two educational reference, one of current/recent and one from school. Work is optional. Yeah might have to drop them an email and double check.
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    (Original post by ScroogeHumbug)
    So quick question chaps, I am working on an application and the first part of the question is

    Use the space below to introduce yourself and tell us why you wish to pursue a legal career.


    Now I am rather confused about the introduce yourself bit. I feel repeating my name etc. would be redundant given it is on the application form. What would you advise?
    Don't repeat anything in your application.


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    (Original post by Swimmer)
    All it says is please include two educational reference, one of current/recent and one from school. Work is optional. Yeah might have to drop them an email and double check.
    I would just explain to them that it may be difficult to obtain a school reference for whatever reason and see what they say
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    (Original post by Laz_LeBaz)
    Long time lurker, first time participant. Had an assessment day with CC last Tuesday and an interview with Slaughter and May the Wednesday before that. Still waiting on a response from both. Anyone any news on either firm?
    I haven't heard back from Slaughters either and my interview was last week. Don't know anybody else who has so they're probably waiting till everyone's been interviewed.

    How was CC? I have mine in a few days
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    (Original post by ScroogeHumbug)
    So quick question chaps, I am working on an application and the first part of the question is

    Use the space below to introduce yourself and tell us why you wish to pursue a legal career.


    Now I am rather confused about the introduce yourself bit. I feel repeating my name etc. would be redundant given it is on the application form. What would you advise?
    If I was answering that question, I would treat it almost like a cover letter to introduce a bit about yourself that you have not mentioned elsewhere, and try and tie that in with why you want to pursue a legal career - e.g. if you have had work experience in another industry and through that you became interested in a particular area of law etc.

    What are the other questions like? Is there also a cover letter etc? I agree with J-SP that you should try to make sure you are not repeating yourself - good luck with the app!
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    (Original post by Defragmentation)
    Vac Scheme offer from A&O. Absolutely surprised.
    Congratulations! Went for their AC on Wednesday. So nervous waiting for their response.
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    (Original post by zenstars)
    Congratulations! Went for their AC on Wednesday. So nervous waiting for their response.
    Thaaanks! Good luck! I'm sure you'll be fine, so try and put A&O out of your mind for now
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    Does anyone have any advice for the Olswang telephone interview?
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    Anyone heard anything from HFW post-AC?
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    (Original post by welshforever92)
    Does anyone have any advice for the Olswang telephone interview?
    It's heavily competency based - they start of with the usual questions of Why Olswang etc. but then it's just giving examples of when you have worked towards tight deadlines, difficult team members etc, nothing out of the blue. good luck!
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    When writing a cover letter and discussing why you want to work at the firm how much is one expected to write? I spoke about two main reasons, would that be enough generally?
 
 
 
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