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Gowling WLG scores 3.7/5 based on 46 reviews.
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What are the Best and Worst things about your job?
Best things about my job would have to be the variety of work I get on a daily basis. No day is the same and it makes my job very exciting and keeps me on my toes. I like as well the constant communication with external colleagues but also external clients, hotels etc. I think for me the best thing about my role is working for this firm and feeling proud to deliver a good quality service both externally and internally. It is also a great feeling being part of a team because you are never alone and there is always someone on hand to offer you support or guidance.
The only thing that is tough about my job is dealing with so many different people because it is hard to build relationships with everyone and in such a fast paced working environment it is difficult to always have a polite conversation with someone who's rushed off their feet. Probably more of a challenge dealing with people who aren't always going to be polite to you, and demand things there and then. But you get that in every role so I suppose It is just part of working rather than being the worst thing about my job.
What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £15,000 - £17,000
Current salary: £15,000 - £17,000
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
Always make sure you keep your Application short and to the point, it's important you get across information in the best possible manner and don't waffle on. It is really important to ensure you keep things on the Application that are truthful and will set you in good steed for the role. I think it is really important you supply the application with lots of evidence. Yes you want to keep it short and sweet but you also need to be able to show how deep your knowledge is, what attributes you have and the skills you will bring to the table. I would be sure to make the application stand out, show off your achievements and leave yourself room for improvement as no one is perfect.
Do you have any interview tips?
Remain cool, calm and collected. Everyone is nervous but you have to have faith in yourself because no one is there to hold your hand. Try to remember what is on your CV and think of the questions you may be asked. Have a list of things in your head you can use as examples. EG if interviewer says tell me one of the reasons why you're good for the role, you need to be able to say about your past experience and why you would fit in with this company. Everything you say needs to have substance to it, and you need to support statements with evidence to make sure you come across the best way you can. Most of all I think it is important to prepare for the interview, don't go in blind. You need to ensure you know a lot about the firm, show an interest in the work the firm does and also just enjoy yourself, because personality carries very well in interviews.
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