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

GOI983

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Anyone still not heard from BM post-WG?

Considering they have their first AC on May 7th according to their earlier sent email and a VI has to be completed and reviewed before then, what are the chances that people not invited to a VI, can still be progressed?
 

fabia123

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    Anyone still not heard from BM post-WG?

    Considering they have their first AC on May 7th according to their earlier sent email and a VI has to be completed and reviewed before then, what are the chances that people not invited to a VI, can still be progressed?
    I got my VI invite 2 days after giving WG. Their first AC is on May 17th.
     
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    Jaysen

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    I got the call on Monday offering me a TC at NRF (my dream firm). After 3 cycles, over 40 applications and multiple rejections I really didn't think it was possible but as my username suggests, it was indeed third time lucky! I truly couldn’t have gotten it without the support of the forum and the resources available on the TCLA so thank you all so much for everything! And if I can help anyone/or the forum in any way it would be a huge privilege! Now to relax until January!

    Delighted to read this - well done!
     
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    sh.95

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    Did you give them a work email address by any chance? If so, that might be the data issue. I cannot think of any other reason why they would potentially change their mind (as it seems they were happy to provide it via email at first). The only thing could be if there are any data concerns relating to other people in the process (both interviewers or other candidates), but this seems unlikely.

    Calls are generally a lot easier for them - it's quicker for them to do it over a call and answer any questions you may have, rather than providing a written document to you, and for you to then come back with questions and for there to potentially be back and forth. I generally encourage people to have a call rather than rely on something in writing as:

    1) You can ask questions as you discuss the feedback
    2) You can ask for clairty
    3) You can listen to the tone a lot more - I think people will often read things differently when they are written versus how they may come across in a call
    4) Although this doesn't sound like it would be the case in your instance, you could ask the firm what other opportunities there could be with the firm/whether you could reapply.
    Thank you Jessica for your reply!
     

    Jessica Booker

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    i’m sure it varies between firms but are firms generally willing to let you do a AC for next cycles vacation scheme if you been offered an AC and cannot make it because of exams? thank you
    I would explain you have exams and ask whether you can have a later date first of all, rather than asking whether you can be considered for next cycle.
     
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    Jessica Booker

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    Has anyone heard from Orrick at all post-written exercise? I'm not sure if I should email them - it's almost been a month since I submitted mine and I'm not sure how long is normal to wait :/
    Given its a month, I think it is fine to send a polite email asking when you will hear back.
     

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    Hi guys, slightly random but I have an interview for a banking paralegal role at Dentons. Any insight into how best to prep for this/if any of you have interviewed with Dentons, any tips would be really appreciated!
    I don’t have dentons experience but I would assume it’ll be quite CV and competency based to try and see if you’ll be a good fit and have the key skills to do well in the role. Also motivational questions like why law, why this role, why dentons etc and how it aligns to your career goals. There may be questions about your sector knowledge if it wanted experience in the job advert but normally showing you have the skills to learn and thrive will be good enough!
     

    Asil Ahmad

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    I don’t have dentons experience but I would assume it’ll be quite CV and competency based to try and see if you’ll be a good fit and have the key skills to do well in the role. Also motivational questions like why law, why this role, why dentons etc and how it aligns to your career goals. There may be questions about your sector knowledge if it wanted experience in the job advert but normally showing you have the skills to learn and thrive will be good enough!
    Also to add a question that will be asked is why do clients choose us such as why do our banking clients choose us. As well 1 thing to prepare for is challenges facing banking clients and the banking sector such as interest rates or bonds so these types of challenges but there are other challenges as well are just some basic suggestions for examples of challenges.

    I hope it is helpful.
     

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