TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

pfoapplicant

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Dec 7, 2020
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@Jessica Booker

Hi guys - if an application form contains the following question:
If applicable please state any additional information which you think is relevant to your application or which you think has not been covered adequately in this form.

Is this essentially looking for extenuating circumstances and suchlike, or would it place the candidate at a disadvantage if he left the section blank (given that there is already a question asking the candidate to discuss their extra-curricular activities and achievements)?
 

Jessica Booker

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Aug 1, 2019
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@Jessica Booker

Hi guys - if an application form contains the following question:
If applicable please state any additional information which you think is relevant to your application or which you think has not been covered adequately in this form.

Is this essentially looking for extenuating circumstances and suchlike, or would it place the candidate at a disadvantage if he left the section blank (given that there is already a question asking the candidate to discuss their extra-curricular activities and achievements)?
It is not an issue if it is blank and it will be fairly common for it to be so.

It really is any opportunity to provide any further information that doesn't naturally fit into other questions (and not just because you ran out of word count). That could include grade clarifications, explanations for gaps in education or employment, if you are limited to the number of work experience entries you can provide, providing a summary of your other experiences (even if it is just job titles and dates of employment), Any particular circumstances you think make you stand out (e.g. specific skills like languages/coding abilities etc if you haven't been able to include them elsewhere), clarity on your work status (e.g. if you need a visa etc).
 

Jessica Booker

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@Jessica Booker

Hi Jessica, I was wondering how it would look if I pointed out a spelling error on a firm's recruitment page. They used the wrong your/you're. Personally, it's something I would want to know, but I don't want it to come across in bad taste!

Thanks!
I personally wouldn’t. It isn’t really your place to do this and I don’t see the benefit in you doing this.

Mistakes happen and it isn’t for anything critical/important, and so I’d just let it pass.
 

avaelle42

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Dec 15, 2021
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simmons & simmons verbal and logical reasoning and VI test. Is the verbal and logical reasoning test like a WG test? Any tips? All help will be greatly appreciated as this is my first call-back on my vac scheme applications.
the logical reasoning is visual/shape-based and not like the WG. Hard to explain but the practice tests are pretty explanatory. The verbal reasoning is more akin to WG but still slightly different. Good luck!
 

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