How to get into Commercial Law
Acing a law assessment centre
Complexity Easy Duration 20 - 25 min
In this module, Jake draws from his own experiences as a lawyer to give you expert knowledge on how to navigate the different activities that you'll take part in through the assessment centre day. This module will show you how to succeed and standout.
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Presenter
Jake Schogger
Jake Schogger
City Careers Series, Founder & CEO
After starting his career as a corporate lawyer, Jake now works as a freelance business consultant for some of the most exciting growing businesses in London. While at university, he set up City Careers Series which offers a range of guides to help students break into competitive City-based careers. Since then, through his books and talks, Jake has helped 50,000+ students with their applications.
After starting his career as a corporate lawyer, Jake now works as a freelance business consultant for some of the most exciting growing businesses in London. While at university, he set up City Careers Series which offers a range of guides to help students break into competitive City-based careers. Since then, through his books and talks, Jake has helped 50,000+ students with their applications.
Lessons in this module
2
1. Overview of assessment centres
Jake breaks down what assessment centres are, what the day will include, as well as giving key insights into why employers run assessment days.
2 - 3 minutes
2
2. Setting yourself up for success
Assessment centres can be an overwhelming experience, especially if you've never attended one before, as such, this lesson provides you with the tools you need to stay composed and show your best self. Drawing from his own experiences, Jake tells you the areas and types of questions where employers will really test your knowledge and competencies.
5 - 6 minutes
2
3. Group exercises
There are many different ways that employers test candidates' ability to work with others and Jake takes you through the types of group exercises you could be asked to complete. This lesson will help you gain knowledge around what will make you stand out from others, as well as develop your collaboration skills.
2 - 3 minutes
2
4. Negotiation exercises
This is a chance to showcase your commercial knowledge and skills, as well as your ability to be a team player. In order to succeed in this stage, Jake shares his top seven tips that you should keep in mind throughout this exercise.
1 - 2 minutes
2
5. Presentations
Presentations are something that you will have had to deliver throughout your time at school and university but this lesson provides you with insights into what employers are looking for in a presentation exercise. The insights shared in this lesson can be taken forward, not only to your assessment centre but also any future presentations you give at university or work.
1 - 2 minutes
2
6. Commercial awareness
Commercial awareness can be tested in a variety of ways throughout the assessment centre. This lesson outlines the different tasks you should be prepared for, as well as what skills and competencies firms are looking for in a commercial awareness task.
2 - 3 minutes
2
7. Asking questions
To wrap up this module Jakes shares the importance of you asking questions to the employers. It's vital that you take advantage of the chance to ask questions as it's an opportunity to display your enthusiasm for the firm. This lesson will develop your ability to ask concise, effective and tailored questions to your interviewer.
2 - 3 minutes
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