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HINTS AND TIPS

The kind of person we're looking for:

  • Someone who is clever and enjoys engaging his or her brain
  • Someone who takes responsibility and thinks for himself/herself
  • Someone who wants to join in - who will work well as part of a team and will contribute
    to the firm as a whole
  • Someone that understands that a law firm is a people-based business and has good communications skills
  • Someone who is passionate about a career in the law
  • Someone who wants to succeed but not at the expense of his or her colleagues

At fairs and presentations:

  • Spend some time, however brief, on preparation - look in the fair guide
  • Be enthusiastic

On our application form:

  • Fill in your application form carefully - we do care about typos, poor grammar and punctuation
  • Tailor your form to us - your form needs to demonstrate why you have chosen to apply to Bristows
    rather than looking like one of 50 applications you have submitted with the same text
  • Let your form give a flavour of you as a person - you don't need to go over the top trying to sell yourself
  • Get your form in on time

At interview:

  • Be on time for your interview (although if something goes wrong with your journey, of course
    we'll understand)
  • Look the part, smart and professional
  • Listen to the question and give full answers but be wary of waffling
  • Be yourself - the interview is about you as an individual
  • You need to be able to convince us that you want to be a solicitor and that you want to join Bristows
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