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Discussion in 'Applications Discussion' started by Jaysen, Feb 27, 2020.
Did the email mention if the interviews are likely to be online?
I just received an invite for an interview with Lee & Thompson for their VS, which is at least some good news after Wiggin deferred to next year. Has anyone experience with interviews with non-city firms?
Hey do you mean applying in 2020 or applying for a TC starting in 2020?
I know that L&W don't recruit on a rolling basis so it's likely you won't hear back until after their 31/07 deadline.
Ah no it was a TC starting in 2020 and the deadline was at the beginning of this month - wasn't advertised through their apply4law page so not sure how many people knew of it/applied
Nope nothing about interviews being online or not, just that we'll hear back in the "next couple of months".
Can I ask when you applied and how long it took to hear back after the stages?
Applied end of January, was sent an online test end of April, invited to a HR interview two days later. Heard back a week after the interview
Congrats! when is the virtual assessment happening? I'm curious as I just applied recently, now I'm wishing I applied a bit earlier
Hi All, I'm working through the Macfarlane's application for a direct TC, and I'm unsure of how long the cover letter needs to be. There is no word limit and all of the other questions are each 500 words so I'm not sure if I should make it necessarily long.
you should make sure it doesn’t repeat anything provided elsewhere in your application. If that makes it quiet short, so be it
At an open day HR gave an example of how one of their current trainees didn't even write a cover letter. Instead, they simply stated they had already covered everything in the application. The cover letter is really for anything you ran out of space for in the other sections - they read this last despite it being first on the form. Don't feel the need to make to make it long.
On the Macfarlanes app I'm a bit thrown off by this question "Please provide details of any noteworthy achievements e.g. awards, prizes, positions of responsibility, particular exam marks and your position in your cohort. (500 words)" does this only involve academic achievements? And would you only speak on exam marks where you received a first?
no reason to limit yourself to either.
To answer your both questions, no.
Prizes can be won for sports, competitions etc.
You could have an academic achievement whereby you surpassed your target grade in a certain subject or made significant improvements. Key thing is to detail how you did these things.
Hey! In case you wrote a cover letter, to whom did you address it? Thanks.
Is your assessment centre going ahead? And what are the plans re: actually having it, are they having it virtually?
My apologies if this is a dumb question but I'm not sure which one of these questions I could speak about the e-commerce business I started; would it fall under;
Please provide details of any noteworthy achievements e.g. awards, prizes, positions of responsibility, particular exam marks and your position in your cohort?
Use this section to provide details of your non-academic interests.
I haven't been given dates yet, but HR said it would be this June
to me, that should be in your work experience.