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How to become a Criminal Justice Lawyer

Law is a fast-growing career in the UK, with an estimated 26,655 UK students applying to study law at undergraduate levels, according to a report released by The Law Society. Of those 26,655 applicants, 18,850 were accepted into courses of study. Criminal...

Job search checklist: How to find your next challenge

Job hunting can be a difficult and overwhelming experience. Below, we’ve broken down the entire process in to 10 easy steps to help you stay on top of your job search.   1. Update your CV You are constantly evolving - your CV should too. Your CV should be...

Should I use a generic CV to apply for jobs?

Hiring managers receive an average of 75 CVs per position that they post, so their time is limited when reading through yours. If it doesn’t stand out to them, then it’s likely heading for the rejection pile.When you are applying for jobs, the easiest...

How to get your legal CV noticed

The legal job market is highly competitive, and your best weapon is a sharp CV if you want to land a top role. Your CV is your shop window to showcase potential employers your core skills, talents and knowledge. As such, you want your CV to give recruiters a picture...

What is a paralegal?

What is a paralegal? What’s the difference between a paralegal and a solicitor, and when might it make sense to use one? A Paralegal is legally trained and educated to perform legal tasks and offer legal assistance, but is not a qualified solicitor....

A simple guide to networking

Personal relations define your career: they can help get you into firms; decide who you end up working with; they can win or lose your firm clients. Whether you are a fan or not, law demands that you network.Networking is a skill that every future lawyer...

How to answer ‘What is your greatest strength?’

‘What is your greatest strength?’ is a common interview question, often accompanied by ‘What is your greatest weakness?’. On the surface, talking about your strengths might sound easier than talking about your weaknesses. However, it is equally important...

The questions you should be asking after your interview

At the end of an interview, you’ll likely be asked if you have any further questions. This is very common, but can actually might quite a big difference in the outcome of your interview. Some might be quick to say ‘no, that’s all!’ but be warned, if you...

How to deal with being fired

Whatever your employer’s reasons are for firing you, you’re likely in a very frustrating and confusing frame of mind at the moment. The experience of being fired from a job is high on the list of stressful life events that can happen to anyone over the...

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