No, not necessarily. Being a good student doesn't mean hours and hours of being studious and having no interest in areas outside of your studies.
We look for all-rounders, ie students with a good academic record, good communication skills (oral and written) and interests in areas outside of their studies (ie sport, culture, university initiatives, community work etc).
We want people who are able to demonstrate:
- Good written and oral communication skills
- Leadership skills
- The ability to work as part of a team
- Commercial awareness
- Good organisational skills
- Attention to detail
- Motivation, drive, commitment to work hard and an appetite for life!
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We recommend that you take the following general guidelines into account:
- Your CV should be up to date and include the most recent information.
- Your CV should be well presented. Proof read your CV before you submit it.
- Remember to include a proper covering letter when you submit your application.
- Your CV should be comprehensive in the sense that it includes all educational and other achievements as well as your skills and interests. In addition, please include any work experience, leadership positions, community involvement and or extra-mural activities.
- Ensure that you attach all supporting documentation (ie academic transcript, identification document, reference letters etc).
Your CV is your first opportunity to make a good impression and to market yourself - use it!
For a more comprehensive guide on preparing your cover letter, CV and tips for interviews you may attend, please take a look at our student passport.
- Arrive on time.
- Dress appropriately.
- Be yourself and answer questions honestly.
- Be professional.
- Read up about the firm and the position you intend to apply for before the interview.
- Take the opportunity to ask any questions which you may have in relation to the firm and or our candidate attorney programme at the end of the interview.
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