Hearing Back From Law Firms, Assessment Centres and Interview Tips - 2020

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  1. Reg

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    Nop! Really confused as they said they were reviewing on a rolling basis but I guess I submitted mine on the last week. I think the email said we should hear back by tomorrow if I remember correctly. Good luck! :)
     
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    Yeah tomorrow! I'm really hoping theres no delay and I applied in the last week too!
    Thank youu and good luck to tou too hope its good news!
     
  3. Reg

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    I was thinking this but I thought they would have said something given they’re quite active on social media. Ah okay that makes me feel better I was starting to worry! I hope it’s good news for you too! Fingers crossed, I’ll let you know if I hear anything before but I have a feeling it’ll be tomorrow.
     
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  4. Andre

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    Any tips for the Dentons Telephone Interview - what sort of questions do they ask?
     
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    Hey
    Did you receive an email from Shoosmiths?

    This is part of it:
    So, we have now made the difficult decision to cancel our summer vacation placement due to take place in June.

    We’re sorry you won’t be able to experience face-to-face time with Shoosmiths, but we will be arranging alternative ways to engage with our people including more #ShoosmithsLIVE videos and Q&As.

    For anyone who has submitted a vacation placement application this year, please rest assured you will still be considered for our training contract vacancies. We’re closely monitoring this challenging situation and expect there to be some changes or postponement to our assessment process, which we will notify you about as soon as possible. We hope you will understand that we cannot be any clearer at this point in time given the pace of change around us, but we will be in touch as soon as plans have been confirmed
     
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  6. Reg

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    I literally just saw it and was going to message you! I can’t deal with all the suspense.
     
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  7. 8735

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    Me neither!!! Re read the email several times actually lol panic speed read and then re read !!

    We'll wait and see what happens but it feels so uncertain, obv because of everything that is going on
     
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  8. Reg

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    Me too! I did wonder whether it would come to that. Have you applied to other firms?
     
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  9. 8735

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    Yeah I have, I received a bunch of my rejections in Feb and then took a break from it all.
    What about you?
     
  10. Reg

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    No I literally just did Shoos and was starting to apply to one that closed its applications early. I’m just not sure whether to apply to more with all this uncertainty, I feel like the process is nerve wracking as it is. :(
    Sorry to hear about the rejections, hopefully you’ll get some good news soon!
     
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  11. 8735

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    I think it might be worth applying for direct TC applications given the situation. Since we are all going through everything together, you wont be at a disadvantage!

    Maybe if you have time and some energy find some apps you want to submit so you dont wait a whole cycle of not submitting - just my thoughts :)

    Thank you! The process itself teaches you a lot!
     
  12. ZC

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    V&E VS offer received on Monday!:) They've cancelled their summer scheme and created an online version.
     
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    Congratulations! Have they explained what this will entail?
     
  14. W

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    Congrats! I wonder how that works
     
  15. ZC

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    They've explained that it's more 'in your own time' to complete work over the two weeks with frequent video conference calls.
     
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    Cool, sounds interesting
     
  17. Alice G

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    that sounds really cool and really impressed they're doing this! Congratulations on the scheme!
     
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  18. Andre

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    How would you answer the question - "Tell me about a time your organisational skills let you down"
     
  19. Alice G

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    it is a competency question so you need to draw on your own experience and talk about a time when you perhaps nearly missed a deadline or something like that because your organisation skills missed the mark. You just need to cast your mind back and consider when poor organisation might have hindered you or a task or a group project.
     
  20. Jessica Booker

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    What Alice said + key part is thinking about what you learnt from the experience and how you can show you wouldn’t let it happen again
     
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