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    (Original post by pp93)
    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!
    That's really helpful, thank you!
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    (Original post by welshforever92)
    That's really helpful, thank you!
    Can I ask when you applied and heard?
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    (Original post by superxo2)
    If a question asks for 250 words on "other: qualifications/skills/distinctions/prizes", do you have to reach at least 200-250 words? because I don't have any prizes/distinctions etc.
    I think it is more important to fill the word count on questions like "why us". I think for this question, I wouldn't worry about trying to fill the words (the 250 words are probably just offering you the word count if you do want to explain/expand a qualification), especially if you are early on in your degree - I wasn't awarded anything like that until the end of my final year etc
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    (Original post by TrainingChopeful)
    Can I ask when you applied and heard?
    I applied on the 15th Jan, got the online test on the 20th, then got the telephone interview invite on the 22nd.
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    Has anyone done the Boodle hatfield application? They asked the standard questions (why us, why law) and also want a cover letter but I'm a bit lost on what more there is for us to write as they've asked everything I would have written in a cover letter...
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    (Original post by welshforever92)
    I applied on the 15th Jan, got the online test on the 20th, then got the telephone interview invite on the 22nd.
    Thanks - good luck for the interview!
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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 applied to Macfarlanes in the first week of November and have heard nothing since, except a request for some missing information which I promptly provided.

    From your experiences, do many firms just reject en masse after the deadline, or have a 'maybe' pile? (people who applied later than me have been rejected/interviewed)
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    Has anyone been to an Ashurst interview? Have no idea what to expect


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    (Original post by superxo2)
    If a question asks for 250 words on "other: qualifications/skills/distinctions/prizes", do you have to reach at least 200-250 words? because I don't have any prizes/distinctions etc.
    No - only fill it in if you have things that are relevant.

    It's really annoying when people use it to just talk about nothing in particular or something that should be in another question.


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    (Original post by liarpoker)
    I applied to Macfarlanes in the first week of November and have heard nothing since, except a request for some missing information which I promptly provided.

    From your experiences, do many firms just reject en masse after the deadline, or have a 'maybe' pile? (people who applied later than me have been rejected/interviewed)
    I wouldn't expect rejections "en masse" after the deadline unless they wait until after the deadline to review forms.

    Many firms will have a maybe pile at various stages of the recruitment process though.

    You could always drop them a quick email/call if their deadline has passed to see where the application is up to.


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    (Original post by footchemllab)
    I've got the nabarro video interview to do this weekend as well! I've done a video interview before. A question pops up on screen and you have 10-20seconds to think of an answer, then the camera will start recording and you'll have say 2 mins to say your answer to the question, you can stop recording for each question if you finish as well and each question will be back to back, hope that helps
    Can I also clarify if there is a timer on screen so I can see how long I have left to complete my response?
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    (Original post by ZaraW)
    Is this before or after AC? It says that the status of my application is Interview stage for Linklaters, but they haven't emailed me a date or anything yet! I emailed Grad rec and they said they will be sending out dates soon!
    Before AC
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    (Original post by Chianti1)
    Has anybody heard from Latham recently?
    I got an offer a few days ago
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    (Original post by Swimmer)
    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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    (Original post by liarpoker)
    When did you apply to Macfarlanes? - Applied in the first week of Nov and still waiting!
    I applied to Macfarlanes on the 22nd of December.
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    (Original post by hugo grotius)
    I got an offer a few days ago

    Well done!
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    Has anyone been invited to a face to face (post video) interview with King Wood Mallesons? Trying to get an idea on what to expect.
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    Getting quite sick of this whole process - constantly checking my email, being worried about the fact I haven't heard back from certain places... No fun at all.
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    (Original post by Kidioteque)
    Getting quite sick of this whole process - constantly checking my email, being worried about the fact I haven't heard back from certain places... No fun at all.
    I sympathise, My heart always drops a bit when I see a barrage of emails.

    I think first week of Feb will be a pretty big week for loads.
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    (Original post by Kidioteque)
    Getting quite sick of this whole process - constantly checking my email, being worried about the fact I haven't heard back from certain places... No fun at all.
    I tell myself that no news is good news and try to just get on with what I do have control over haha


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