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    Has anyone on here bought/looked at any of the books that claim to contain the secrets of getting a training contract? I'm talking about things like these:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gherkin-Guid...9232058&sr=8-2
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultimate-Gui...9232058&sr=8-1
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blackstones-...9232227&sr=8-2

    Do any of them actually contain useful information? Because I'm considering buying one, but I don't want to waste my money if it's not going to tell me anything I don't already know/could find out easily for free.
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    Probably not worth it, but I've never used them. Approach with caution, there is no magic formula to getting a TC and you can get better, personal advice on websites like TSR.
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    Gherkin's Guide was a bit too simply put for me... it was like a 5 year old had written it... so I'd say no for that one.

    As for the Ultimate Guide to Training Contract Succees, we were given this at our law fair for free and it was okay actually. Don't know if I'd pay £12 for it though! If you have a good idea about wha you need to put in your applications then don't bother.

    The "All you need to know about the City" or "All you need to know about Commercial Awareness" are quite good for learning about how law firms work and interact with other institutions. If you can get your hand on a second hand copy, they're probably more worth it.
 
 
 
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