The following is a Graduate Review for Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner scores 3.8/5 based on 45 reviews.
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What are the Best and Worst things about your job?
Challenging, interesting work.
Great people and team.
Highly impressive and supportive supervisor, who I can ask questions to.
Stella list of clients.
Great extra-curriculum activities such as the football team. We even went on a fully paid for football tour to Amsterdam to play in the Willow Cup, a charity tournament.
Great offices and location.
The canteen food could be better.
What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £39,000 - £41,000
Current salary: £39,000 - £41,000
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
Apply early. Don't wait until the end of the application period.
Obtain experience first - especially in the area you are interested in.
If you can, always apply to the Vacation scheme over straight Training contract.
Make each application bespoke to the firm - don't copy and paste applications.
Decide what you want to go into then apply to those firms, that way your choice of applications won't seem random to an interviewer.
Proof-read your applications then proofread again. Then proofread some more. Before printing them out and proofreading again.
Do you have any interview tips?
Be on time, smart, and polite.
Work out your angle - what is your USP. For example, you are applying to a banking firm and you absolutely love banking and have obtained experience working in finance law - make sure you emphasize this.
Rather than trying to read the FT every single day and trying to be prepared to know everything in response to a 'commercial awareness' question - focus on a couple of key areas in the market and know everything to do with it. In an interview, you can return to your key areas such as cyber security, or Brexit.
When you have finished what you are saying stop talking. Don't wait for the interviewer to stop you. Be concise.
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