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  1. datguyak

    datguyak Esteemed Member

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    hi all so this is the question- I've been struggling for a little while because I think I am overcomplicating it:
    One of Linklaters’ core values is that we strive for excellence. Tell us the ways in which you have sought to develop yourself personally and professionally

    So this is my draft for mooting and how I have developed myself - it's just a start but would really appreciate a bit of feedback as to whether I am on the right lines or way off:

    - I have sought to develop myself professionally by improving my problem-solving skills and analytical ability through mooting.
    - Took part in university commercial moot competition- provided challenges because I had not yet studied the relevant modules but was competing against students who had
    - This has helped me to work towards attaining excellence by developing my skills in a highly pressurised environment.
     
  2. Hazal

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    I think you're on the right lines and your experience seems like a good choice. My suggestion would be to balance between professional and personal development. You've suggested professional but personal needs to be there too. That would be something like increasing your confidence, which I can see following off of mooting quite easily. It's important to have some personality in this answer, essentially :)
     
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  3. datguyak

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    thanks so much for your reply! So I was planning to do 2/3 of these and focus on personal development in another example- would you recommend maybe doing fewer examples and focusing on them in more depth?
     
  4. Hazal

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    depends how much word count you have. But generally, I'd advocate for fewer examples and more depth. From experience, there's always something that needs further explanation/justifying with the word count and that would be taken up by further examples, thus giving you a pretty basic answer. hope that helps!
     
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  5. datguyak

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    sorry, one last question, when talking about how I have tried to develop my problem-solving skills - should I be talking about the steps taken within mooting to do so or how mooting develops problem-solving skills or should I be using several examples alongside mooting to demonstrate how I have tried to improve my problem solving skills.

    Thanks again, I really do think I am overthinking this question and making it a lot harder than it is
     
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    Maybe mention an example you faced or overcame which required you to use your problem solving skills.
     
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  7. datguyak

    datguyak Esteemed Member

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    thank you both Salma and Hazal :)
     
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    Do Linklaters use the WG test as an automatic filter out??
    Will applications be read regardless of test score??
    Thanks. Considering if it’s worth putting in an application late in the day, given the effort/research the questions are going to take.
     
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    You have to pass the WGT first and then they will read your application, it is very similar to CC.

    I think they also make you redo the WGT at the AC aswell.
     

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