Be open and authentic in your answers. Understand why it is that you want to work in a commercial law firm
Read up on the firm and speak to people at the firm at campus events to ask about why we like it Then seriously self-examine what makes you enjoy a position and identify whether those factors are present at Ashurst? Try to show your personality and sincerity
The best advice I was given, was to be myself. There really is no point in trying to be anything other than yourself.
Highlight your achievements and skills in your application, and let your qualities and the value you can add to the firm show in your personality come interview time
Getting to know someone at the firm is invaluable in terms of interview preparation and having knowledge of what work is done in the firm; strengths, weaknesses and key practice groups
Treat the interview like a dynamic conversation being two or three people
Research thoroughly about the Australian legal market and Ashurst, and then try to be compelling and considered in your manner. Think of it like a business pitch and have solid reasons for why Ashurst in particular
Ensuring you have read the Ashurst website (not just the careers pages) as it has a lot of useful materials and really shows the global nature of the firm.
Prepare interview techniques and practice questions as much as possible before the interview so that you have a comprehensive response to questions. Don't be too scared of the interview process - everybody is very friendly at Ashurst
In addition to reading the resources on the website, I would recommend attending campus events to meet reps of the firm. Also I would try and learn a bit about Ashurst's unique international structure
Be sure that your application responses are tailored specifically to Ashurst, drawing on the key characteristics of the firm: global, innovative, corporate focus.
The most important thing is learning about the firm's values. Understanding the values will allow you to determine if Ashurst is the right fit for you
Candidates have to be "all-rounders" - good grades alone will not suffice.