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Interview Question – did you enjoy university?

Interview Question 36

Advice

This again is a fairly simple question with a fairly straight forward answer to it. Remember at all times in interview you must stay positive. Failing to stay positive will result in firms unnecessarily considering you to have negative thoughts. Negative thoughts in interview indicates someone who may be overly critical of both themselves and others or perhaps they do not make the most of their opportunities. For example if you did not enjoy university and you tell an interviewer so, why have you not enjoyed it? The answer will always be that any lack of enjoyment would be self-inflicted because there is so much to do at university you really have no excuse for not enjoying your time there. If something happened in your personal life that affected your time at university this again does not need to be disclosed to the interviewer.

Examples of Answers

“Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed my time, spending it ensuring I worked hard but also played hard and as you can see from my CV I was a member of the First 11 football team, and finished with a strong 2:1 degree.”

Jonathan Fagan

Jonathan Fagan LLM FIRP is Managing Director of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment. He has been recruiting solicitors and legal support staff for law firms and in house legal departments for over 17 years and handles roles from junior fee earners through to partners and law firm sales/purchases. A non-practising solicitor on the Roll since 2000, he is also the author of a number of legal career books, which are available at www.legalcareercoaching.co.uk. You can contact Jonathan at cv@ten-percent.co.uk