Legal Recruitment from Ten-Percent Legal

Monday, November 10, 2008

Why should I go on a Ten Percent Legal Careers Workshop?

Ten Percent Legal Recruitment is running Legal Careers Workshops in London on Tuesday 16th December for law students and graduates, or anyone wanting to get into the legal profession. The day starts at 10am, finishes at 5pm and is probably the most intensive course you can think of to fit everything relating to starting your legal career into one day and to keep the cost affordable to law students and graduates. In a nutshell it is seven hours of information and practice to ensure that you get the best shot at starting your legal career.
Timetable:
9.45 am Registration and refreshments
10 am Assessment Day Workshop
11.15 am Break for refreshments
11.30 am Interview Workshop
1 pm Lunch (provided)
1.45 pm CV Workshop
3 pm Break for refreshments
3.15 pm Covering letter workshop
3.45 pm Application form workshop
4.30 pm General career and individual questions
The course covers just about every aspect of applying for legal work, going for interviews and assessments and securing a training contract or pupillage, vacation placement post, work experience, paralegal or fee earning work or a mini-pupillage.
We have been coaching law students and lawyers for over eight years. We currently provide careers workshops at Huddersfield University for their LPC students, and responses to date have been very favourable. Feedback can be seen here:- http://www.hud.ac.uk/hubs/news/school/school_news_95.htm
The course will be run by Jonathan Fagan who is a well-known commentator on legal recruitment and Managing Director of Ten Percent Legal Recruitment. Jonathan is a qualified solicitor & recruitment consultant, and personally coaches lawyers from law students up to senior partners. Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment has been around for a long time, and has over 5,000 solicitors registered, 2,000 legal executives, and over 6,000 law firms across the UK and worldwide have used our services.
The course will essentially cover every angle we can think for each of the workshop sessions.
A breakdown of the sessions is as follows:
1. Assessment Day Workshop
Assessment days are a bit of an unknown for most people who have not been on one as they vary so widely between law firms and no-one ever explains what the firm or assessors are looking for. This can lead to all sorts of problems in terms of the way people present themselves when attending assessment days and candidates do not always do themselves justice. We look at each element of a typical assessment day, go through live exercises with you for each of these so that you can have a go at an assessment day scenario. It is the first workshop of the day and it will be a good simulation of a similar environment to a real assessment day. Get the nerves and the mistakes out of the way now so you are ready for the real thing..
2. Interview Workshop
For some assessment days, the interviews are held in the afternoon after a cull has been made at lunchtime. Interviews are one of the hardest parts of any training contract or job application as it is the one chance you have in a very short space of time to make an impression on your future employers. We conduct practice interviews with you and provide feedback as well as going through each type of question that could be put to you, so you can see the different ways of answering and also understand why questions are being asked. Full feedback is provided.
3. CV Workshop
The CV workshop will provide you with an assessment of your current CV and suggest ways of improving it. It is not just standard and general CV advice, the advice you receive will be specialist legal CV advice aimed at tailoring your CV according to your experience and background in a way that makes it stand out.
At the same time, careers advice will be given as it is inevitable in most CVs that extra items are added, such as improving the amount of work experience you have or ensuring that you have presented your interests and activities in a way that employers will want to see. You must submit your CV to us 7 days before the course starts.
4. Covering Letter Workshop
Covering letters are probably not as important as most people think, but there is still a way of writing them and we will go through this with you to ensure that you do not miss the opportunity to sell yourself a little bit more to a future employer.
5. Application Form Workshop
This workshop will cover all aspects of completing application forms and you can bring along your own to go through in the session. If you have any already, we can review them for you before you turn up to the session and go through any parts that need looking at in detail during our workshop.
6. General Legal Careers Advice Workshop
During this session we will look at individual circumstances and talk through options available to you. It is also your chance to ask the course leader any questions you may have on legal careers and the legal profession. The day will also include unlimited numbers of tips for starting a legal career, dropped into the course where appropriate.
By the end of the day, you should have gained an advantage over your peers as you will have a head start in knowing what is going to happen in an interview, how to handle assessment days, how to complete application forms, how to prepare your CV to and preparing covering letters.
The usual cost of receiving individual Legal Career Coaching from Jonathan Fagan is at least £500. Our CV reviews start at £85, and our CV preparation service £154.99. For £150 + VAT you receive a full days worth of advice and practice.
For further enquiries, please email us at cv@ten-percent.co.uk or telephone 0207 127 4343.
Click here to book a place on the course. Numbers are strictly limited.