How to get into Commercial Law
Showing your competencies and motivations
Complexity Easy Duration 15 - 20 min
Learn how to demonstrate your skills and abilities to answer those all important motivation and competency questions. Ex-Freshfields lawyer, Jake Schogger, takes you through the kinds of questions you could encounter, giving you everything you need to impress in your applications and interviews.
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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
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1. An introduction to career motivation, firm motivation and competency questions
In order to stand out from the crowd it's important that you master your career motivation, firm motivation and competency questions. This lesson introduces you to these concepts.
1 - 2 minutes
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2. General application guidance
The application process for a training contract is extremely competitive, so it's important that your application is unique, accurate and impactful. Jake takes you through his top five general application tips, which will help to showcase your skills most effectively.
2 - 3 minutes
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3. Career motivation questions
You want to ensure that your personality is coming across in your answers, so Jake draws from his own experiences to show you examples of career motivation questions and gives you insights into how to approach them. In this lesson, Jake also shares the key steps you can follow when answering any career motivation question.
3 - 4 minutes
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4. Firm motivation questions
Jake goes over commonly asked firm motivation questions. Some of these questions are challenging but this lesson provides you with the tools you'll need to take your time and successfully answer these questions.
2 - 3 minutes
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5. Researching industries and firms
There's a lot you can do in advance of an interview in order to feel more prepared, and one of the key ways is research. In this lesson you'll gain an understanding of where you can find information about the firm and sector as a whole.
1 - 2 minutes
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6. Your competencies, skills and strengths
Self-reflection is a really important skill to have and is a vital part of applying for a role. Before an interview, think about your previous experiences and identify the tasks you completed and the skills you picked up.
3 - 4 minutes
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7. Structuring your answers to competency questions
To conclude this module, Jake pulls on different examples to talk you through his top tips for answering a question successfully. A key factor to remember when answering any question is, structure is vital.
2 - 3 minutes
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