RECRUITMENT IS COMPETITIVE. AS A FIRM WE’RE LOOKING FOR A NEEDLE IN A STACK OF NEEDLES, WHICH MEANS FINDING WAYS TO STAND OUT IS KEY TO GRABBING OUR ATTENTION. UNLIKE MANY OTHER FIRMS, WE’RE NOT LOOKING FOR TRAINEE CLONES. WE’RE LOOKING FOR INDIVIDUALS – WHICH IS WHY YOUR INDIVIDUALITY NEEDS TO COME OUT IN YOUR APPLICATION FORM. HAVE A LOOK AT THE POINTS BELOW AND MAYBE THEY’LL HELP YOU.
Please check the form before you press ‘send’. You’d be amazed at how many people don’t. Yes you need to stand out, but half-finished, error-strewn applications make you stand out for the wrong reasons.
Plan out your application beforehand so that it’s concise and your key achievements are highlighted. Less is more. Believe us. Opening the application version of the Encyclopedia Britannica makes your heart sink and your hand reach for coffee.
Ensure the content is structured and makes sense, we are looking for logical thought in lawyers so ensure this comes through on the form.
Tailor your application to the firm. We can easily spot the application forms that have been churned out the same to every firm. Don’t use cut and paste. You need to show you really want to apply to a firm and why.
The Lead Editor of the New Yorker has his work checked. Just sayin.
We’re looking for dynamic individuals with drive, ambition and dedication.
We need to see that in your application, so it’s very important to talk about your extra-curricular activities. Try to avoid the cliches. Lots of people like to travel and do crossfit. What is unique about you? What’s the one fact or interesting little piece of information that might stick in our memory?
Do not fire this off in a last minute rush before heading to the pub. Application forms take quite a bit of time to complete. Treat it as a creative problem to solve.
Our deadlines are 31 December for vacation placement applications and 31 July for training contract applications. If you have any further questions which are not covered on the website, then please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.