I would advise potential candidates to discuss their hobbies and achievements outside of work as well as professionally. Be yourselves, because this is an important quality to have in a firm with such a friendly, down-to-earth culture.
Prepare by knowing the culture of the company. If a candidate can say how they have developed that knowledge that is even better. As clich� as it sounds - be yourself in the interview and set yourself apart from the other candidates.
Be honest and genuine. Any experienced lawyer can see through lies or elaborations on the truth. Write an excellent cover letter. Even if you get an interview, the strength of your application may come back to distinguish you at the final hurdle.
Be honest and be yourself. Research the firm and have a genuine understanding of the areas in which the firm practices. Be honest about the areas of law which interest you and why.
Anticipate questions that will be asked and think of questions you can ask.
Be yourself in the interview. Employers are recruiting to create long-term relationships so it is important to be confident that the firm is the right fit for you, as well as you being the right fit for the firm.
Be yourself. Do not say you have a passion for commercial law.
Be prepared. Have examples of things you have been involved with. Be yourself.
They can prepare by asking questions of people they know, or would like to get to know, within the firm. It is important to do the usual research that one would do on a firm like websites, blogs and articles.
Be genuine in your responses and keen to learn more. Demonstrate a specific interest in the firm and explain why. Get to know the people and decide whether you enjoy the culture.
Understand our firm and where we sit in the market, and why this appeals to you.