Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Im waiting for my LPC results and have been looking for my first legal role. I have little experince and feel like im getting nowhere. I apply for lots of positions and everyone wants 12 months experience. How can i get experience when they dont give me a chance in the first place? Its getting me down now, i graduated from my LLB and finsihed my LPC but im still in an entry level customer service job just to pay my carrer development loan. Im really at the end of my tether with this i just feel like ive wasted 5 years of my life & £30,000+. What can i do to help get my foot in the door?
    • Very Important Poster
    Offline

    19
    Very Important Poster
    Be persistent, do extensive research and use initiative. You will stand a much better chance in London where you can become a para, but dont rule out other jobs in your area. It can be good to work for a clients who use law firms .Youve done well if thats all you owe.

    Learn to type and get a job as a legal sec.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Loosingfaith)
    Im waiting for my LPC results and have been looking for my first legal role. I have little experince and feel like im getting nowhere. I apply for lots of positions and everyone wants 12 months experience. How can i get experience when they dont give me a chance in the first place? Its getting me down now, i graduated from my LLB and finsihed my LPC but im still in an entry level customer service job just to pay my carrer development loan. Im really at the end of my tether with this i just feel like ive wasted 5 years of my life & £30,000+. What can i do to help get my foot in the door?
    Register with legal temp agencies. People sometimes get paralegal work through starting on as a temp on a day rate. If they are good, it then gets extended to a fixed term contract or permanent role.

    Also look for non legal roles in law firm. Business development roles/marketing support roles can you give you good exposure to the business side of law.

    Also get your law school provider to look over your CV. I suspect there are some issues there that might be stopping you getting more than you current are.




    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    Maybe look up north for paralegal work as a lot of firms have set up dedicated transaction offices, I know addleshaw Goddard, fresh fields, lovells all have offices in Birmingham or Manchester where you could cut your teeth. Seeing as you have an LPC as well you would probably get a position and with AG they actually recruit 8 trainees per year from their pool or paralegals, so whilst you might have to do a short stint there it might pay off in the long term. Alternatively go to an agency and as you have LPC you should be able to find somewhere in London
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Has a teacher ever helped you cheat?
    Useful resources
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Write a reply...
    Reply
    Hide
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.