TAILORING APPLICATIONS: My 3 musts

I’ve done a lot of posts on researching law firms (understanding them, websites to use, podcasts to use…) but all that research is a waste of time if you don’t use it in the application. When you apply to law firms, it’s important to show them why you want to work there. Specifically at that…

APPLICATION PREPARATION: All you need to know.

Tis the season of application writing (at this point, I just wish it was Christmas), and preparation is KEY to ensure that you are in the best position possible to write a top application. Here are my four top tips to help you get your applications organised. Narrow your list It’s easy to see a…

Demonstrating Commercial Awareness

So we know what commercial awareness is (if you’re behind, have a look at this blog post or this IGTV), but how can we PROVE to a recruiter that we get it? I actually think it can be simple. Overthinking it is the WORST. In my experience, it’s just been a case of slipping it…

COMMERCIAL AWARENESS: How to develop it.

I feel like commercial awareness is something a lot of people tend to overthink. If you’re an over thinker, please don’t find this blog post intimidating. I’m just going to break down what commercial awareness means to me, and how I developed it. Commercial awareness is simply understanding how a business works. If this doesn’t…

THE WATSON GLASER TEST

I get asked SO many questions about the Watson Glaser test. Like – so – many. SO I thought I would do a little write up on how I managed it. I’m fairly sure I failed my first Watson Glaser. I submitted an application, was immediately sent the test to do and then around two…

RESEARCH: BEST PODCASTS

Aside from using legal websites, there are some GREAT legal podcasts out there, all aimed at supporting you with those dreaded applications. I normally listen to these on the way to Uni, or in the background when I’m cooking – you would be surprised what you pick up! Here are a handful of my favourites….

RESEARCH: BEST WEBSITES

Researching a firm can seem like a daunting task, and it’s often hard to know where to begin. So, here are the websites that I used the most when trying to get as much knowledge about a firm as I could! 1 – Chambers Student Out of them all, Chambers Student was probably my favourite….

RESEARCH: FINDING & UNDERSTANDING FIRMS

WELCOME to the first application-to-offer post! To kick start the posts on securing offers from TOP law firms – I thought I’d start right at the basics – to the research that goes behind everything! 1 – What Area / Type of Firm? The first questions you should ask yourself before applying anywhere. Consider the…

MY REVISION PROCESS

As we come up to revision season ahead of May exams, I thought I’d share with you my step by step process to tackling revision. 1 – MAKE A CHECKLIST For me, there’s always a process to revision, and if I don’t have everything that I need to cover written down – in the back…

MY DAILY REVISION ROUTINE (in lockdown)

SO many of you have been sending me messages on Instagram about finding it hard to stay motivated / struggling with routine during these uncertain times. This is something I can TOTALLY relate to. As someone who is always used to timetabling, waking up super early and working on average 8 hours a day –…