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Published: 03 December 2020
Time to read: 2 mins

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Guidance on interview format

Typically, our interview process includes an application form, face to face interview with HR and Partner(s), legal exam style questions and/ or presentations or further written exercises. We constantly review our recruitment process and will provide you with full instruction in advance of being invited to meet us.
Our interview process is designed so that you cannot “revise” in advance for assessments, you should rely on your own knowledge. It is time to put studies into practice!
Given the current climate, video interviewing is much more common. You can prepare for this by ensuring the technical elements work in advance of the interview, check your audio and video are working and sit in a quiet, well-lit space. Try to maintain eye contact and positive body language with the interviewer.

Practicalities on the day

• We want you to succeed. Remember, if you reach interview stage you have already excelled against the most talented law graduates in the country! Be confident in yourself.
• Present yourself professionally by dressing for an office environment in something that makes you feel comfortable.
• Stay positive and remain professional – you are being assessed on social skills also.
• Engage positively with all members of staff you meet, remember to smile! We will do our best to make you feel welcome and at ease before the interview begins.
• Familiarise yourself with the STAR technique of answering competency based questions.
• Be prepared with a note of questions you may wish to ask the interviewer.
• Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you do not understand an instruction.
• Know WHY you want to work at Gillespie Macandrew! We want to meet prospective trainees who are motivated, knowledgeable and commercially aware.
• Most importantly – Be yourself. We want to learn about your interests and your motivations and honesty is the best policy! Remember it should be relevant to a legal traineeship.

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