What's your name and job title? What did you study?
Cassidy Wall, Solicitor. I studied Law and Arts, majoring in Media Communication and minoring in Linguistics.
How did you get to your current job position and for how long have you occupied it?
I started at Lane Neave as a Summer Clerk between my final years of university. It was a great 3 months working in the Life Law/Private Client team followed by the Corporate team. I was offered a Graduate position after completing my Summer Clerk internship. I have now been back at Lane Neave for one year since graduating, working in the Life Law team. I completed my professional studies course whilst working at the firm and was admitted to the bar recently as a Solicitor.
I have learnt more in the past year than I could have ever imagined. It is hard to believe I was at University only a year ago. The staff at Lane Neave and in the Life Law team have been incredibly supportive and have welcomed me with open arms. I now feel like part of the Lane Neave family and am looking forward to continuing on this learning journey.
How can students best prepare for interviews?
Do some research on the firm, their ethos and what they value. Think about why you fit in with that and have some examples of why you are a good fit. Think of some questions about the firm/role and what you think the answers may be. You want to go in feeling really sure of yourself, prepared and comfortable (easier said that done, I know!) so that you can just be yourself and show some of your personality.
How can students set themselves apart from their peers?
Show them what makes you, you! Employers want to know what kind of person you are and how you will fit into a team dynamic.
What are the do’s and don’ts in an interview?
What is your number one tip for students when interviewing?
Practise with a friend or family member so that you are confident and know what to expect when you go for the interview.