2020-21 Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion

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Dheepa

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  • Jan 20, 2019
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    Just finished my first ever final interview - have NO IDEA what to do with myself.

    The best thing to do is to unwind, grab a drink and forget about it! Seeing as its the end of the week, they probably won't get back to you until next week anyway. Also if by chance you're like me and tend to have a lot of extra pent up nervous energy even after the interview - take a long walk or run! :)
     

    lawstudent12345

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    Hi, does anyone know whether firms test you on the languages you list in your applications? I can speak a second language (my mother tongue) but I'm rusty - I don't want to undersell myself but if they do test then I would be even more wary of overselling
     

    Jessica Booker

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    Hi, does anyone know whether firms test you on the languages you list in your applications? I can speak a second language (my mother tongue) but I'm rusty - I don't want to undersell myself but if they do test then I would be even more wary of overselling
    Unlikely unless the programme you have applied or has a language requirement.

    If you are worried about over selling though, you might want to change the descriptions on your application.
     
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    M&ALawyer

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    Hi, does anyone know whether firms test you on the languages you list in your applications? I can speak a second language (my mother tongue) but I'm rusty - I don't want to undersell myself but if they do test then I would be even more wary of overselling

    Honesty is the best policy!

    I also have a second language (which I used to be fluent in but now rusty). I always put intermediate/advanced level in my application forms. Chances are you will never be tested on it at interview (unless it was a language requirement), however, if its any anecdote I was quite randomly tested on my second language in a VS interview (with no language requirement) as my interviewer was fluent in it. If it were not for being honest in my application form I would have probably been caught out!
     

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    Just been offered a training contract at my top firm :) I haven’t been very vocal on the forum but I just wanted to say, for anyone considering getting the premium version of TCLA I would 100% recommend! It was really worth it. All of the resources have been invaluable to me this cycle 🤩
    Delighted to hear this - well done!
     
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    Matt_96

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    Hi, does anyone know whether firms test you on the languages you list in your applications? I can speak a second language (my mother tongue) but I'm rusty - I don't want to undersell myself but if they do test then I would be even more wary of overselling

    I want to echo what Jessica said above, but I have heard anecdotally that Withers might test you on it.
     
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    philjones

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    Hi guys, bit of advice needed. I've received a TC offer with a deadline of Tuesday the 10th. Another firm told me they'll get back to me in a few weeks. Is it standard practice to request an extension to the TC acceptance deadline or do firms hate it and it will reflect badly on me? Thanks a lot!
     
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