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ohnoselim

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updated statz

applications made:
13
rejections: 6
rejected post VI or test : 3 (Taylor Wessing, Trowers, Bristows)
waiting to hear back from:
Stephenson Harwood Summer VS
Shoosmiths TC (rejected for SVS, completed SJT)
Browne Jacobson SVS (completed SJT, completed TI)
Farrer & Co TC
Howard Kennedy TC
Lee & Thompson paralegal role
another paralegal role (completed assessment)

- have some more direct TC's to apply to after april but I hope i get back some good news soon for the other apps inshallah
 
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ohnoselim

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i literally know i have an interest in ip

but whenever i go to apply to firms that have ip services i search up their current trainees and see how they were a paralegal for some brand, or something ip related

EVERY SINGLE TIME THEY HAVE PREVIOUS EXP IN THE INDUSTRY!!

is there a point to even apply?
 

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    i literally know i have an interest in ip

    but whenever i go to apply to firms that have ip services i search up their current trainees and see how they were a paralegal for some brand, or something ip related

    EVERY SINGLE TIME THEY HAVE PREVIOUS EXP IN THE INDUSTRY!!

    is there a point to even apply?
    id say shoot ur shot even if u think ure not qualified
     
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    ohnoselim

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    why is it the essays i spend so long on i get average but the ones i do in the shortest amount of time(and this is me going over lectures and doing reading for the first time because im so behind) i do very well in


    its some sick mind trick man 😭
     

    midnightsky990422

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    also i keep having nightmares about the Browne jacbson TI 😭

    I just want ONE AC, JUST ONE

    all i need is one firm to believe in me, smh i aint asking for a lot

    they said they'd get back around 9th 10th so im so nervous, i pray its some good news i need it with how life is rn
    Hey - I had a big wobble after my BJ TI - I’m a 24 year old “career changer” currently working outside of the law and BJ is my top firm, because I love the culture and practice areas but fundamentally because their. SQE study is integrated into the employment so is fully paid and I will only have to forego my income for the GDL which for them is only 20 weeks - it’s a perfect arrangement for me! I’m scared I’ll be applying for these things for YEARSSS even though I have a strong CV with commercial experience :(
     

    ohnoselim

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    Hey - I had a big wobble after my BJ TI - I’m a 24 year old “career changer” currently working outside of the law and BJ is my top firm, because I love the culture and practice areas but fundamentally because their. SQE study is integrated into the employment so is fully paid and I will only have to forego my income for the GDL which for them is only 20 weeks - it’s a perfect arrangement for me! I’m scared I’ll be applying for these things for YEARSSS even though I have a strong CV with commercial experience :(
    yesss their tc structure is the main reason i applied!

    we just have to keep trying you have a lot to bring as a career changer i remember going to open days for certain firms and they had such a big intake of career changes like taylor wessing for example

    we got this!!!!
     

    ADKM

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    also i keep having nightmares about the Browne jacbson TI 😭

    I just want ONE AC, JUST ONE

    all i need is one firm to believe in me, smh i aint asking for a lot

    they said they'd get back around 9th 10th so im so nervous, i pray its some good news i need it with how life is rn
    Hey, came across ur thread. I can relate to ur situation and empathise with u. I too haven’t secured an AC yet and it pains to know that we need to keep waiting for that one chance to come for us to show our capabilities. Wish u nothing but the best for ur outcome with Browne Jacobson and other apps. Keep us posted.
     
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    ohnoselim

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    Hey, came across ur thread. I can relate to ur situation and empathise with u. I too haven’t secured an AC yet and it pains to know that we need to keep waiting for that one chance to come for us to show our capabilities. Wish u nothing but the best for ur outcome with Browne Jacobson and other apps. Keep us posted.
    thanks so much!!

    wish you the best too, hopefully we all secure a TC
     

    ohnoselim

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    so i received a stephenson harwood invite for the online test

    great news but the VI element at the end is scary because i didnt get past that VI stage for Bristows

    if anyones done the SH test some tips would be great, a girls struggling out here

    also BJ TI no news since, i keep replaying what i wished i said sigh
     
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    ohnoselim

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    Dec 21, 2023
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    updated statz

    applications made:
    13
    rejections: 6
    rejected post VI or test : 3 (Taylor Wessing, Trowers, Bristows)
    progressing:Stephenson Harwood Summer VS online test to complete
    waiting to hear back from:
    Shoosmiths TC (rejected for SVS, completed SJT)
    Browne Jacobson SVS (completed SJT, completed TI)
    Farrer & Co TC
    Howard Kennedy TC
    Lee & Thompson paralegal role
    another paralegal role (completed assessment)
     
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    ohnoselim

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    Dec 21, 2023
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    updated statz

    applications made:
    13
    rejections: 7
    rejected post VI or test or TI :
    3 (Taylor Wessing test, Trowers test, Bristows VI ,Browne Jacobson SVS TI)
    progressing:Stephenson Harwood Summer VS online test to complete
    waiting to hear back from:
    Shoosmiths TC (rejected for SVS, completed SJT)
    Farrer & Co TC
    Howard Kennedy TC
    Lee & Thompson paralegal role
    another paralegal role (completed assessment)
     
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