Helpful advice ahead of your interview

5 key tips you need to be a standout legal candidate

5 key tips you need to be a standout legal candidate

The job searching journey can be tough, we want to make it as easy as possible for you, so here at Simply Law we’ve uncovered 5 key tips that can help you stand out in an interview, learn more about a potential employer, and land your dream legal career.    1)...

3 Skills legal recruiters are looking for

3 Skills legal recruiters are looking for

Recruiters look for a range of skills and characteristics, here are 3 of the top skills legal recruiters look for that will put you on the path to a successful law career:   1) Commercial awareness Commercial awareness is fast becoming one of the top skills legal...

5 Tips to prepare for a law interview

5 Tips to prepare for a law interview

Preparing for your legal interview might seem terrifying but it’s actually not that complicated. The first rule is, be confident! And the rest will follow. “But I am confident and I’m still nervous,” you might think. In that case, you might not know exactly what you...

Interview questions for lawyers

Interview questions for lawyers

As the job market continues to improve, many senior lawyers are considering moving jobs, after spending years at the same firm. This isn’t to say that a more experienced lawyer is better equipped for an interview though - in fact, it may have been years...

Competency based interview questions in the legal sector

Competency based interview questions in the legal sector

Competency based interviews, or behavioural interviews aim to test an individual for specific skills which are required to perform in the legal sector. In order to ascertain a person’s competency or indicate potential performance levels it is believed that questions...

What questions should you expect in your paralegal job interview?

What questions should you expect in your paralegal job interview?

Interviewing is always difficult, regardless of the role, but for a paralegal job, things can be complex and confusing. This week Simply Law Jobs, alongside its partner Lawyer Monthly, hears from Rhiannon Cambrook-Woods, the Founder of Zest Recruitment,...

How to follow up post interview

How to follow up post interview

Following up after an interview is practically a requirement in the legal industry. Thank you notes, or emails (depending on how laid back the firm is), all play a part in confirming to a recruiter that you are passionate about working at their company. So...

5 ways to make a great first impression at your interview

5 ways to make a great first impression at your interview

First impressions matter – particularly at a job interview.When prepping for your law interview, your focus is likely on the tough questions you might face during your sit-down with the potential employer, the thorough responses you want to give, and the...

How to answer “What can you bring to this role?”

How to answer “What can you bring to this role?”

One of the questions you should always be prepared to answer at an interview is: "What can you bring to this role?"You should have an idea of your unique skill set and how the role would benefit  from your knowledge and expertise. "What can you bring to this role?"...

How to answer ‘What is your greatest strength?’

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 and requires...

The questions you should be asking after your interview

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 don’t look to...

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