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…

GUEST FEATURE: NON-LAW STUDENT ENTERING LAW

My aim for ‘Lucy Does Law’ is to use platform as an accessible community for ALL students. In light of this, Sophie from @non_law_students has kindly written a piece about entering the legal career from the perspective of a non-law degree student! Non-Law Studying a non-law degree does NOT mean that you are at a…

CAREERS IN LAW THAT DON’T REQUIRE A DEGREE!

I was asked for The Lawyer Portal to write up a blog post about careers in law that are still accessible without a place at university! I thought I’d share it on here too as there are some really great options that might widen your horizons to careers that are out there for you! 1…

BEST LEGAL CAREER WEBSITES

I was talking to a friend the other day who kept telling me how worried she was about what the future holds for her career and which direction she should head in. This is a feeling I know I, and so many others, can relate to – so I’ve put together this post of websites…

YOUR CAREER IN TOMORROW’S WORKPLACE

I’ve recently completed a FutureLearn course on ‘Building Your Career in Tomorrow’s Workplace’ to expand my knowledge on how the world of work is developing and changing. I took away some really interesting key points, so I thought I’d give you a brief summary on what I’ve learnt. 1 – Artificial Intelligence I’m sure you’re…