Just under three weeks until deadline for applying to the top 5 law firms. These applications are getting trickier than ever before, giving yourself plenty of time before applying is a must.
Here are the deadline dates:
A&L Goodbody: Dublin office 21 October 2016, Belfast office 23 January 2017
McCann Fitzgerald: 21 October
Matheson: 26 October
Arthur Cox: Dublin office 21 October 1pm, Belfast office 11 November 2017
William Fry: 20 October 5.30pm
Note the two deadline times for Arthur Cox and William Fry!
I am really unsure as to why Matheson have left this on the long finger, the firms are competing for the brightest and the best and the sooner they can get the best into the interview room the sooner they can offer them a role. I am sure Matheson have their reasons..
This is the first step of a big process, to make sure you get the choice of traineeship, that you want, interview coaching will help enormously, making you feel more organised and professional.
As always at this time of year, the Big 4 Accountancy firms will be conducting nearly 1000 interview in November and there will be overlap with the law firm interviews making this the busiest time of the year for interview coaching. We are already fully booked for coaching from October 28th to 4th November, please book in for coaching as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Good luck in your applications!
Clare Reed is a leading global expert Interview Coach with over 24 years global interviewing and coaching experience.