Simmons & Simmons video interview

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  1. xelania

    xelania Standard Member

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    Could someone who's recently done Simmons & Simmons' video interview tell me a little bit about what it entails? The email that I received says that it consists of 'competency, motivational and scenario questions', however threads I've found from a few years ago say that it also includes commercial awareness questions. Any advice?

    P.S. Is anyone's server being v temperamental?

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  2. Abstruser

    Abstruser Legendary Member
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    From last cycle (not sure if the same this cycle):
    1. Tell me about yourself
    2. A favourite business you admire and talk about why you admire it, the opportunities and risks for the business
    3. A question relating to ambition or collegiality and how you have demonstrated it/the importance of it
    4. A question relating to challenge/ how do you challenge people and would you feel comfortable doing so?
    5. Why are you interested in law and what will you be doing as a trainee solicitor day to day
     
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  3. Alice Jeffrey

    Alice Jeffrey New Member

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    Is this for the winter vacation scheme or the summer one?

     
  4. xelania

    xelania Standard Member

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    Cheers, really appreciate that. How long do you get to prepare for each question, and for how long can you speak? Can you re-record answers?
     
  5. Jaysen

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    From what I've heard it's 90 seconds to answer the question. Not sure about the others I'm afraid.
     
  6. Abstruser

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    As Jaysen said, I think it’s 90 seconds to prepare for each question, and 60 seconds to speak. The first question only gave you 60 seconds to prepare and 30 seconds to speak though, iirc. You can’t re-record answers!
     
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  7. xelania

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    The summer scheme!
     
  8. xelania

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    Okay, that would imply that there are more than 5 questions then because the interview is supposed to last around 30 minutes?
     
  9. Jessica Booker

    Jessica Booker Legendary Member
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    Possibly. But by the time you go through all the processes and practice time, it could easily be up to 30 mins even with 5 questions.

    5 mins set up
    5 mins practice question
    3 mins per question x 5 questions

    = 25 minutes

    rounded up to 30 to ensure candidates give themselves adequate time to complete it.
     
  10. Tcapplicant

    Tcapplicant Well-Known Member

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    I just did the interview, its 6 questions from a range of competency and experience questions. Its not the same questions as last year. Its 30 seconds to think then 90 seconds to answer! Good luck!
     
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  11. Serah O

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    Hi, are there any motivation questions?
     
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  12. bronson

    bronson Distinguished Member

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    Hey, what do you mean by 'experience' questions?
     
  13. SW

    SW Active Member

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    have u heard back from Simmons yet ? I did my vid I same day and haven’t heard anything
     
  14. hb490

    hb490 Star Member

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    I did this interview last year and was successful, let me know if you have any questions about the AC or the VI.
     
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  15. Ella D

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    Has anyone heard back yet post VI?
     
  16. Serah O

    Serah O Well-Known Member

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    No but I only did it on Tuesday.
     
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    What sort of questions were you asked?
     

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