Training Contract Face to Face Interviews
A training contract face to face interview is likely to be the final interview you will have before a decision is made as to whether you are a good fit for the law firm in question. This page will detail our top tips on how to prepare for your face to face interview and how to perform well on the day.
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Training Contract Face to Face Interview: Preparation
A face to face interview is your final opportunity to convey to that law firm why they should choose you based on the skills and attributes which set you apart from the competition. Use any pre-interview nerves to your advantage and channel the energy towards making the most of this fantastic opportunity.
Preparation is key. It breeds confidence and stands you in good stead to answer any questions that may be thrown at you. Ultimately, a fully prepared candidate makes for a confident and successful candidate. Visit our Training Contract Interview page for our top tips on how to prepare for your interview.
What Will I be Asked at a Training Contract Interview?
For an idea of what you might be asked during your interview, you can visit our page on Training Contract Interview Questions.
Training Contract Face to Face Interview: Top Tips
When the day of your training contract face to face interview finally arrives, here are our top tips on how to do well:
- Dress smartly and professionally.
- Be punctual. Plan your journey and give yourself plenty of time to get to the place of interview.
- Give a positive and friendly introduction accompanied by a firm handshake. Remember, first impressions count!
- Be confident. Remember you have been invited for interview because you impressed with your application and any previous interviews. There is a lot to be confident about!
- Be aware of your body language. Make lots of eye contact, retain good posture and don’t forget to smile.
- Don’t be afraid to pause to consider any questions, rather than diving in with unformulated, knee jerk responses. Considering your answers before speaking will enable you be to be clear and concise in your responses which the interviewers will appreciate.
- Listen intently. This will reinforce your understanding of questions and your associated responses.
- Seek clarification where necessary, better that than to respond to a question off point, which the interviewer will not appreciate.
- Draw on examples of any relevant skills and attributes to support your answers. For example, when did you demonstrate good problem-solving or teamwork skills?
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