In an ever competitive job market aspiring lawyers need a lot more than great academic grades to stand out.
This week we look at the art of networking in our survival guide, provide top tips from a Hogan Lovells trainee on how to stand out in applications and from an NQ lawyer on landing that dream job, and a feature to boost your commercial awareness.
For practice area focus we have a guide to technology, media and telecommunications and an in-house profile of the head of legal of FremantleMedia, the company behind programmes such as The X Factor.
In the news, Norton Rose axes its compulsory international seat in a training contract revamp, London Metrolls out its fast-track LPC conversion course and more retention rates have been posted by Allen & Overy, MacRoberts, Latham & Watkins and Finers Stephens Innocent.
That precious little bit of face-to-face time with a law firm is crucial to getting yourself noticed, and a successful networking event could do more that put a face to your name, but also a personality.
Technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) isn’t a practice area in the same way as employment law or litigation. Instead it is a sector-focused discipline being defined more by the industries involved than the particular type of law practiced.