I have to confirm that the rumours are true. My final year at University, studying Law is proving to be the busiest and most hectic time of my life yet. Nonetheless, I am trying to work hard and keep surviving!
Something I have come to realise over the past three years, is that the University of Leicester has an amazing problem. The amazing problem is that you are completely spoilt for choice. There are so many extra-curricular opportunities that you can get involved in – and even more available that are connected to Law. From training sessions, networking events, mooting, pro bono projects and so much more, it can be quite difficult to pick and choose from everything that is on offer.
Back to this month and it appears that the Team Leader Pro Bono position that I wanted to apply for required an interview! I have to admit that I always feel really nervous before interviews – even to the point where I am convinced that I did not get the role.
However, I did manage to get the position and with that achievement in mind, I thought it may be helpful to give you all some tips for when you have an interview.
- Please prepare before: think about the questions they could ask and write down some points.
- Look professional and wear the appropriate attire.
- Make sure you give a firm and confident handshake.
- Take a moment before answering each question so you do not rush your answers.
- Speak slowly and clearly.
- Talk about the various transferable skills you have.
- Provide evidence of those skills with examples from your past experiences.
- Stay positive throughout the process!
I have a feeling that there will be plenty of interviews to come in the near future… but I hope the advice provided above will help. If you have any questions about what it is like to study law, then please leave a comment below!
Until next time,