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The Gherkin Guide to Securing a Training Contract 2007/2008

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ISBN13: 9780955780004
Published: September 2007
Publisher: Gherkin Guides
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



The first comprehensive and independent guide written by trainees for future trainees. It contains over 200 pages of essential information to help you succeed at winning a training contract. Written by two trainees currently training at a Magic Circle firm and Mid-Sized Niche firm respectively. We have created a practical, user-friendly guide packed with:-

  • 200 example interview questions and answers;
  • 50 'Questions to Ask' at interview;
  • Tips on how to impress with application forms including typical questions and model answers;
  • Tips on 'Commercial Awareness' - what it means and how to ensure you have it;
  • Tips on how to succeed at interview;
  • CV and cover letter guidance;
  • Advice for international students

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Subjects:
Reference, Legal Skills and Method
Contents:
Introduction
SECTION 1: THE ROUTE TO QUALIFICATION
The Route to Qualification - Overview
Law Firms - Which one do I Pick?
Qualities Law Firms look for in Prospective Trainees
SECTION 2: APPLICATIONS
The Application Process
Work Experience
CVs and Covering Letters
Application Form Tips
Application Forms - Questions and Model Answers
Commercial Awareness Tips
SECTION 3: INTERVIEWS AND ASSESSMENT CENTRES
Interview Tips
200. Interview Questions and sample Model Answers
50. Questions you could ask at interview
Presentation Tips
Other forms of assessment:-
a) Group Tests
b) Case Studies
c) Psychometric Tests
d) Assessment Days/Centres
e) Writing letters
If at first you don’t succeed…
SECTION 4: VACATION SCHEMES AND TRAINING CONTRACTS
Vacation Schemes
Non-Law Students
International Students
Your Training Contract: What to Expect
KEY INFORMATION
Don’t Miss It! - Timetable of Key Events
Law Firm Directory and Websites
Directory of LPC Providers
Directory of GDL/CPE Providers
Notes