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How to answer career motivation and firm motivation questions

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

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05:00 PM Europe/London

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Agenda

In this masterclass, we’ll provide comprehensive guidance on how to answer “Why do you want to be a commercial lawyer?” and “Why do you want to work for this firm?”. In particular, the session will cover:

  • Tips and techniques that we’ve developed whilst coaching, mentoring and training thousands of aspiring commercial lawyers.
  • How to articulate your career motivation in a way that comes across as personal and credible.
  • How to identify key law firm differentiators and – crucially – link these back to yourself.
  • How to structure your answers to motivation questions.
  • How to carry out targeted research into the legal profession and different firms.
Presenter

Commercial Law Academy

www.CommercialLaw.Academy is a comprehensive e-learning platform for aspiring commercial lawyers, complete with hundreds of practical videos and articles, interactive quizzes, downloadable e-guides and exclusive guidance from industry experts and qualified lawyers.

We offer courses covering: writing successful applications, researching law firms, psychometric tests, networking/LinkedIn, preparing for assessment centres, practical commercial awareness, example case studies, current affairs, the business of law firms, negotiation, writing professionally, presenting and managing nerves, running a business, resilience and more.

Membership gives you instant access to:
- 20 in-depth courses covering every aspect of the recruitment process.
- Dozens of detailed, consistently-structured firm profiles for Magic Circle, Silver Circle, US and regional firms, covering a broad range of key differentiators.
- 35+ comprehensive assessment centre insights for City firms.
- Dozens of recent (verified) successful applications.
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Example commercial and legal interview case studies, based on real City law firm interviews.
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Monthly subscriber-only webinars.

www.commerciallaw.academy
Presenter

Jake Schogger

Jake Schogger is a qualified lawyer, best-selling author, career coach, entrepreneur, copywriter and consultant. He is the founder and CEO of City Career Series, a publishing company that has sold ~50,000 handbooks designed to help students secure City careers, including the best-selling Training Contract Handbook and critically acclaimed Commercial Law Handbook.

He also founded the Commercial Law Academy, a comprehensive e-learning platform for aspiring commercial lawyers, complete with hundreds of videos, articles, interactive quizzes, flow charts and downloadable e-guides.

He trained at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and now acts as a legal adviser to start-ups and scale-ups, whilst also working as a career coach and delivering career-related presentations at universities across the UK. He also works with technology start-ups and runs a variety of his own businesses, including a creative/commercial consultancy.

For more information, visit www.commerciallaw.academy, join Jake’s commercial law applicants LinkedIn group (www.linkedin.com/groups/8944518) and connect with Jake on www.linkedin.com/in/jakeschogger/in/jakeschogger.