Useful Advice for Law Graduates

As the final semester of the academic year is underway, soon-to-be graduates find themselves wondering ‘what’s next?’. The internet is a big place – and it can be difficult to find advice on the next chapter after graduation. We’ve written many a blog with tips and tricks to help graduates find their feet – so, we’ve decided to compile it all here, in one place, making it easier to find all of our useful advice for law graduates!

things to consider before looking for a new job

Goals and Considerations

It’s a great idea to start thinking about your career goals and considering what you want your career to look like.

  • Deciding what’s next for you – whether that is working a non-legal role while you start your career focussed job search, or taking time off to go travelling, make some decisions about what’s next for you!
  • Think about your long and short term career goals – what area of law do you want to get into? Where do you want to be in a year, or 5 years time? (Don’t put too much pressure on yourself here, but do give it some thought!)
  • Where would be the best fit? Take some time to think about what type of law firm would be best for you. It might impact the type of vacancies you apply for, or where you start your job search!

Next steps?

What next steps can you take? When you’re ready to make those steps to find your first legal role, there are a couple of things that you can do to put yourself in the best possible position…

Job search

Job searching is tough. You will need determination to get through! If you’re unsure where to start, or you need a few tips as a reminder as you go – check out our blogs on job searching to help!

  • Keep these 5 top tips in mind while you navigate your job search to keep you focussed!
  • Job boards can be overwhelming, and knowing the best way to utilise them to find the right job for you is helpful! Check out our tips for using job boards.
  • Inevitably, your job search will come with struggles. Even when you’re deep into your career, finding a new job can be tricky. If you’re struggling, refocus with these reminders!


Preparation is key at every stage of your job search. Whether you’re writing your CV, or have been invited to an interview – making sure that you take the time to prepare is paramount.

  • Cover all of the important bases when writing a CV with our guidance!
  • 2020 ushered in a focus on telephone and online interviews – make sure you’re prepared for all eventualities with our phone and online interview prep.
  • In person interviews are still a popular choice with employers, especially if there are a few rounds of interview to find the right candidate. Prepare or refresh your memory with our in person interview prep!

Working with recruiters

Thinking about working with a recruiter to help your job search along? Great choice! Recruiters are there to support you, connect you with potential employers and hopefully find you your dream job.
Never worked with a recruiter before? This is what you can expect from us.

You can refer back to any of these blogs at any point in your career journey. Remember to be focussed, enthusiastic and enjoy this next chapter of your life!

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