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Every month, our Experts dispense welcome wisdom to all would-be lawyers. Sometimes, though, a little extra magic is required to boost your chances of success. Here are some tips on how to subtly stand out from the crowd.
At Shearman & Sterling our small trainee intake means that we don’t interview a large number of candidates. We review application forms carefully, meaning that by the time you are called to interview, we are fairly certain you have the capability to be one our trainees and we want to find out more about your potential, personality and motivations for applying.
Make the most of opportunities to attend Open Days and Careers Events. Introduce yourself to the law firm's representatives, particularly the graduate recruitment officers. Aim to find out as much as you can about the firm and their application process from them. Build up a good rapport with them and they may well then remember you when they receive your application.