Looking at starting a vacation scheme at one of my local solicitors...
What shall I put in the question box...
"Why are you applying to this firm"
without sounding cheesy
also need to include:
PLEASE ATTACH A SUPPLEMENTARY SHEET WITH A 500 WORD ARTICLE (+/-10%).
The article should be:
• On a topical area of law (which could include new case law)
• Be of interest to our clients (private and/or corporate)
• Be written in layman’s terms
• On an area of law that the firm covers.
If you are successful and join us on the placement scheme, we may publish your article on our website, giving you full credit for it.
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Vacation Scheme watch
- Thread Starter
- 26-02-2018 20:08
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- Very Important Poster
- 27-02-2018 23:32
The truth and avoid cliches. Imagine it from their point of view? What is it you would like t hear that shows you have a genuine interest in their firm? Dont come across as selfish and just a means to an end. Try and be sincere.
I lol'd at the article. Good way to filter a lot of the applicants out who arent really bothered but mailshotting.
To do a good article they are asking you to do some research, plus show your written skills and practical legal understanding. If you want it, then d a good job and I bet it puts a lot of people off. It can work in your favour.