What law firms want: job hunting tips for trainees

Applications, placements, interviews… It can be brutal securing a job in law. Whatever stage you’re at, here are the dos and don’ts of applying

Securing a job in law is hard. Summer can be a brutal time of application forms, assessment days, interviews and rejections. Some students will be invited to a placement. Others won’t get anything and will continue their search into next year.

Charles Smith, a 28-year-old solicitor from Liverpool, says he found the process soul-destroying. “It made me wonder if I’d ever actually practise. I’d go on Facebook and see 153 likes on a post saying someone had just got something, and I’d think maybe I was just one of the unlucky ones.”

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