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  1. jess889

    Assessment Centre Tips

    Thanks I'll think I'll buy it!
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    Assessment Centre Tips

    This face is also relevant:eek:!
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    Assessment Centre Tips

    Thank you!
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    Assessment Centre Tips

    I only have his All you Need to Know about the City book. Would you recommend the Commercial Awareness book too? None so far (sadly :() for this round! I've decided to focus on Spring/Summer vacation scheme applications now, hopefully with a bit more luck!
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    Assessment Centre Tips

    Reading up on the commercial stories for me because I struggle with that the most. I also try to go through technical commercial stuff on investopedia although I can easily get quite lost in there. My preparation usually involves creating a large document with a list of possible interview...
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    Hearing Back from Firms + AC & Interview Tips Share - 2018 - 2019

    Love this thread idea! It would be great to hear when everyone hears back so maybe we can keep track of which firms are responding when?
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    Strange application questions...

    I had this question at my Jones Day interview! I was quite flustered and came out with a terrible answer, so I've since prepared something better about personal development, helping others, reaching a goal etc.
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    Macfarlanes Vacation Scheme Application Form

    That was helpful thank you! I was going to ask about the non academic interests but I see what you mean it's just another way of referring to extra curricular activities. That second part of question 3 I'm also unsure on so if anyone has any thoughts I'd be keen to hear that too!
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    Feeling such a wreck

    I'm sorry to hear that. Hang in there!!
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    Dress code

    Grey also works! I think black suits on guys is more funeral type attire :P
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    Dress code

    Agreed. On guys I think a shirt and trousers/chinos also technically counts as smart casual. You could probably past with it for these types of events, but it's not really ideal. Isn't there also such a thing as business casual?
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    Application Question

    I think it's fine if you feel you went into enough depth in your open day application for those two reasons. Nothing has changed since the open day to warrant you changing them. (Unless you're like me and think your applications are terrible whenever you review them ::p)
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    Commercial Awareness Update - September 2018

    Talking about commenting more:
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    application feedback

    Happy to also take a look!
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    Commercial Awareness Update - August 2018

    This is great! I came across this infographic recently which is quite relevant!
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    Paralegal jobs - are they worth it?

    Yep I think so too! I could concentrate on writing good applications and send many more off if I didn't have to do it after work or on weekends. One thing I'm worried about is being asked in an interview what I've been doing if I'm not workng. Do you have any idea of how you would phrase an answer?
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    Paralegal jobs - are they worth it?

    Thank you for sharing! I'm thinking of doing something similar (stopping work to focus on applications), so that is interesting to hear!
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    Linklaters Winter Vacation Scheme

    I think that's fair enough! Are you applying for vacation schemes too?
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    Linklaters Winter Vacation Scheme

    Hahahahhahaha no way. It has been my on off job for a while now. And I'm with you there!! I NEED a TC soon.

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