Hi @Jessica Booker, for video interviews I tend to practice with a timer and eventually learn my answers by heart. If the questions are the same as the ones I rehearsed I may sound a bit unnatural or not spontaneous, do you know if this is something that is taken into account when assessing VIs?
Yeah, I totally get that. Although, I did ask around some Future Trainees and Trainees at the firm and it wasn't unusual for Covington to hire at least 2-3 people from the Direct TC route (out of a cohort of 9).Sadly this is a fairly normal occurrence with US firms with small trainee intakes so I wouldn't be surprised and would always recommend people apply for the vac scheme if they can for this reason
Just had my Morgan Lewis interview - it is definitely quite straightforward and she is really nice so it's not something to stress over. I'd say just prep the usual why law etc, and look at some basic competency questions. Good luck!Mine is on Wednesday! The best of luck with yours tomorrow! I talked to a couple of people who went through it, and they said it's fairly relaxed with standard questions. They also told me that not everyone gets one, so to take it as a positive sign re your application
Ah I see! Well, in that case, it might be worth giving Covington a call or an email just to see if they have any TC places open?Yeah, I totally get that. Although, I did ask around some Future Trainees and Trainees at the firm and it wasn't unusual for Covington to hire at least 2-3 people from the Direct TC route (out of a cohort of 9).
I do think it's very unethical for firms to continue having their application portals open when they're aware / sure / confirmed that all VSers will be getting their TCs.
Ah well! Onto another cycle I suppose