Junior Lawyer 11
- Oct 12, 2021
@Raynz I think that the cover letter is very short and so you do not need to spend much time at all discussing the firm, as you already have another question for that. In the firm-specific question you can go into all the unique details about the firm that demonstrate your research of the firm and why you are attracted to them.Hi @Jessica Booker hoping for some clarity on this one
Im unsure how to structure a 300 word cover letter because the application also asks for 75 words on 'why this firm'.
1. Im confused as to where to appropriately state how my skills are advantageous to the firm - in the cover letter or the question?
2. If I state my skills in the cover letter (which seems more logical), what format should I go with in writing the cover letter (e.g LAW; FIRM; ME)? And What should I discuss about the firm which will not be in the (very) short answer?
Thank you in advance!
In the cover letter, I would introduce yourself and where you are in life right now, before beginning by discussing 'Why Law'.
Then I would devote a small portion towards 'Why Commercial Law' specifically, in which you could possibly draw in broad themes about the firm and how that piques your interest e.g. if it is a large international firm then you can discuss your motivations to work at a large international firm.
Finally, do 'Why Me', including skills and all, and then sign off