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Interview Question & Answer – Describe a time when you failed to engage at the right level in your organisation. Why did you do that and how did you handle the situation?

Advice This is a competency based interview question which again if you do not practice interview questions it is very unlikely you would be able to think of an answer on the spur of the moment. This needs to be one of the selection of scenarios you have stored in your head ready to use…

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Interview Question & Answer 28 – Describe a situation where you are asked to do something you had never attempted previously.

Advice This is a competency based interview question and should be one that you are able to put forward a positive strength and experience that relate specifically to the post you are applying for. so for example if one of the requirements of the post you are going for is that you have experience handling…

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Interview Question & Answer 27 – Describe a situation where you had to change your approach half way through a project or task following new input into the project.

Advice Another particularly difficult competency based question which will almost inevitably result in you needing to have an example in your head before you go into the interview that you are able to use. Without having something pre-prepared it is almost impossible to think about something that quickly when asked these types of questions, which…

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Interview Question and Answer – Describe a situation where you had a disagreement or an argument with a superior – how did you handle it?

Advice A very difficult question indeed. Firstly because if you have ever had a disagreement with your superior it clearly indicates that you are someone who maybe a little awkward at work. Not only that but you are introducing a negative into the interview process which is not recommended. However if you don’t answer the…

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in Careers Advice, Changing Jobs, Employers, Interviews, Job Applications

Negotiating for the sake of negotiating – the risks of haggling on salary during the job offer process

A couple of job offers recently have ended up in a stalemate situation between the employers and the employees. The employees have asked for a higher salary and the employers have taken umbrage at the fact the employees have asked the question. Here are our top 10 pieces of advice when considering negotiating on salary…

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South African lawyers relocating to the UK
in Careers Advice, Job Applications, Legal Profession, Relocation

What do my South African qualifications count for in the UK? I am a South African qualified lawyer.

If you are a South African qualified lawyer who has decided to come to the UK to experience our high quality weather, our stable political system and our well functioning courts, congratulations! You may have spent 20 years practising in a good quality South African law firm undertaking high quality legal cases and you may…

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Legal Job Interview Question and Answer – describe a situation in which you were a member of a team – what did you do to positively contribute to it?

Advice This is the classic competency based interview question that gets asked time and time again in some form or another. It does not matter who you are and what your circumstances, there must have always been a time when you were a member of a team and you are able to give this information…

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Legal Job Interview Question and Answer – describe a situation in which you influenced or motivated people.

Advice This is another relatively easy question because if you have prepared your approach to interview effectively you should have a number of examples that will cover this question already stored in your mind. It is a good time to get over the point that you are a team player who contributes effectively to a…

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Child Care Lawyers
in Careers Advice, Legal Profession, Training Contracts, Pupillage and Work Experience

Childcare Solicitors – what do they do and how do I become one?

There are a lot of different terms used for the work of a childcare solicitor. You will often see them described as solicitors with care proceedings experience, solicitors who do publicly funded family law work (just about the only thing left now that is publicly funded is care work), social services family lawyer, local authority…

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Legal Job Interview Question and Answer – Describe a Situation in which you dealt with confrontation, for example a difficult customer?

Advice This is an answer that most people can probably conjure up from somewhere as most of the workforce will have dealt with difficult customers. Everyone has had to deal with some sort of confrontation in their lives, whether in a sporting, academic or work environment. Try to think of a work-based example as these…

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