Here at Bright Network we know how time consuming it can be to apply to your dream law firm. This year, magic circle firm, Linklaters have changed their online application process. Instead of completing an application form they are asking candidates to complete an online assessment. Here’s a few top tips on how best you can to prepare.
Ask questions, allow time to think and do your research
We understand that applying may feel daunting and time-consuming, but we'll do everything we can to make it an enjoyable experience. Selection is mutual. It allows us to find out more about you. But it's also an opportunity for you to decide whether we’re right for you. So, ask questions, allow time to think and do your research.
Remember too, that you don't need to decide where to apply right away. Talk to us, find out more about what we do and what we can do for you. On our events page, you'll find a calendar of our upcoming law fairs, presentations and workshops. Ask us anything, and we promise to give you a straight answer. You might also find it useful to complete our free virtual internship to gain an insight into our work.
Remember who we are looking for
We’re looking for people with a strong intellect and so if you're applying to one our schemes, you'll need an academic track record to demonstrate this. You'll be on track for at least a 2:1 degree, in any discipline.
We exist to help our clients’ businesses succeed, no matter what. In a climate of great change – commercial, political and economic – that means evolving and adapting at pace to stay ahead. So, we’re looking for candidates with an agile mindset, and the ability to match. Motivated and resilient but also capable and collaborative. Consider that when completing the online assessment, taking a test or meeting us face to face.
The agile mindset framework:
Know the application process
As part of our online assessment, you’ll fill in your basic information, academic record and contextual data which will take just 30 minutes.
Then, you’ll be invited to take the assessment which is based on our agile mindset framework. This part of the process is not timed, and the six modules, covering scenarios such as global transactions and critical thinking, should take you between 60 and 90 minutes to complete. No preparation is required for the Capp Online assessment.
The assessment is designed to help us find out more about you and your skill set. It will also show you what life is like as a Linklaters Trainee and give you a realistic job preview. Relax and use this as an opportunity to get to know us better.
Once complete, you’ll receive personalised feedback report detailing your key skills and any areas for development.
Candidates will then have a 5-day deadline, from the date of their application, to complete the Watson Glaser online test. We strongly advise that you complete a practice test for the Watson Glaser. You can practice the test here.
If you have any questions during the process, or want to speak to us about your personal circumstances, please contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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