Weil, Gotshal & Manges

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  1. Hanna Tesfazghi

    Hanna Tesfazghi Standard Member

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    Hi All,

    Hope all is well and you enjoyed your Christmas break.

    I have recently found out I have progressed to the Weil Gotshal & Manges video interview stage and was wondering if you could offer any advice on the video interview and how best to prepare for it. The invitation email stated it was a way to get to me better as a candidate; so should I be focusing my preparation on my achievements and how my experience would make me a good fit for the firm. Or should I be focusing on private equity and deals the firm has recently worked on?

    Many Thanks,

    Hanna
     
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  2. Daniel Boden

    Daniel Boden Legendary Member
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    Hi Hanna,

    In terms of the questions I had last year they were the following:

    Why are you interested in a career in commercial law?
    Why are you interested in pursuing a career at Weil (or words to that effect)?
    Tell me about a commercial/business story that interests you.
    A competency question. Mine was 'What is your greatest achievement?'

    Believe you have around 1 minute to answer and around 30-45 seconds to prepare but I can't really remember.

    Hope this helps!

    All the best,
    Dan
     
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  3. Hanna Tesfazghi

    Hanna Tesfazghi Standard Member

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    Hi Dan,

    Thank you so much for responding! I’ve noticed that the questions you listed were the same ones asked in the spring vacation scheme application and was wondering whether this was the same for you and you were expected to expand on your previous answers or whether the questions have just changed?

    Thanks again,

    Hanna
     
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  4. Daniel Boden

    Daniel Boden Legendary Member
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    I think you're perhaps expected to give shorter spoken answers as a minute isn't actually very long so the key is picking out the relevant points from your longer application answers and delivering those in a clear and concise manner in the video interview :)
     
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  5. Hanna Tesfazghi

    Hanna Tesfazghi Standard Member

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    I see, thank you!
     
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  6. W

    W Legendary Member

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    Hi all, does anyone have any insight on how the WG test is like for weil?
     
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    Mofin Legendary Member

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    Did you get sent one today ?
     
  8. Mofin

    Mofin Legendary Member

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    When did you apply ?
     
  9. Elizabeth@1999

    Elizabeth@1999 Active Member

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    Was just a normal WG from what I remember. I'm not amazing at the WG but passed so don't think pass mark is too high.
     
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  10. Hanna Tesfazghi

    Hanna Tesfazghi Standard Member

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    The email with the link to the WG test also has a practice test that gives you a breakdown of each section and how we’ll you did in them. In terms of difficulty both tests were quite similar so that should give you an idea of what the WG is like.
     
  11. Holly

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    Quite similar to the practice link they send you! Good luck :)
     
  12. Holly

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    This thread is helpful!

    Can anyone’s who completed the video interview during this cycle please PM me? Thank you!
     
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    Raam Esteemed Member

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    Does anyone have any insight on the written exercise and what it entails?
     
  14. J Malone

    J Malone Valued Member

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    Um i think i have already got a PFO...
     
  15. Ashleigh Smithson

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    Thanks Daniel, has another done the Weil video interview this intake, are the questions the same. Also is it ok to use the same Commercial awareness topic from your application for the video interview?
     
  16. NicN

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    My questions for this cycle were as follows:

    Why law/ what would make me a good lawyer?

    Why Weil/ what specific practice area am I interested in?

    And I think talking about the same commercial awareness topic as your application would be fine. Both of my answers for the questions above were very similar to what I wrote in my application and I was successful in getting an AC.
     

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