- About Careers Brief
- Getting started
- Commercial Awareness
- Applications, interviews and assessment days
- QM Law Fair 2012
Book a 1-to-1 appointment with the Law School's Careers Adviser:
call 0207 882 8533
Introduction to Applications, Interviews and Assessment Days
Before you begin, remember that QM Careers offers CV assistance, ad hoc assessment centre experience, mock interviews and much more. They work in conjuction with City law firms and arrange events that you can attend. Drop in, give them a call or make an appointment and see what they can do for you. They have the experience and the expertise, so use it!
Core Skills Required
- Problem Solving
- Critical Reading
- Critical Thinking
- Written Communication
- Oral Communication
- Listening Abilities
- General Research Skills
- Task Organization
- Management Skills
Without skills, the chances of you securing a training contract and thus becoming a solicitor are relatively slim. We all need skills for the work we do if we are going to be good at doing it.
Knowing what skills you need to become a solicitor is crucial to your professional development and ultimately your career. If you cannot demonstrate your skills during an assessment day or an interview you will not be successful. Therefore, you must, without any doubt or hesitancy, identify what skills you need to have, then develop them so you can demonstrate their existence to a law firm.
Our Getting Started section highlights the ways you can do this.
Having the skills is one thing, proving you have them and that they are worthy of the training contract is another! The next few pages are here to help you. Spend some time going through the information we have provided, the links and the resources. Use them as much as you can and whenever you can.