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How can I best present in written form the legal work experience I have undertaken?

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When applying for a training contract or a vacation scheme, your work experience is a key part of your application form. We ask you to include four different work experiences/employments, but please note that these do not solely need to be legally focused. We fully appreciate how hard it is to secure legal work experience, and so carefully think about the four entries that you make in this section. Experiences that you may have had volunteering at a legal advice centre or citizens advice bureau are equally as valid, as well as work experience in a high-street law firm.

With these work experience entries, it is important to provide information that goes into detail about activities that you were involved in, whilst highlighting how it allowed you to develop the competencies that we look for. Ensure that you do this in a clear and concise way and avoid lengthy paragraphs that lack focus and meaning.

A recruiter wants to see the story behind how you have developed the skill set that they look for and, ultimately, why they are meeting with you. Your work experience provides a great insight into this and is, therefore, a very important part of your application.

Gemma Trott, HR Officer, Graduate Recruitment

Ashurst

With 25 offices in 15 countries and a number of referral relationships, we offer the reach and insight of a global network, combined with the knowledge and understanding of local markets. Our 400 partners and further 1,200 lawyers work across ten different time zones, responding to our clients wherever and whenever they need us.

Our clients are at the heart of our thinking, our ambition is to be our clients' most incisive partner. You will see we have a prestigious client base, with whom we build strong partnerships working closely together on large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions to deliver incisive and insightful commercial solutions. Our global reach provides opportunities for our people to work in numerous jurisdictions with leading international organisations across the world.

At Ashurst you will work as part of a team of high calibre individuals operating in a high-performance environment. We are creative, innovative, agile and incisive thinkers always looking for new and better ways of doing things.

For more information about Ashurst and to apply click here

Website: https://www.ashurst.com/recruitment.aspx?id_Content=69

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