Making yourself more employable

Legal careers
A resource for future lawyers, which works with the Law Society. Among other things, it publishes information on pro bono and on application deadlines.
A useful source of graduate jobs and careers advice.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority website sets out information relevant to the profession, including the Suitability Test for prospective solicitors ( and the Code of Conduct (
If you are considering becoming a paralegal this website is a useful source of information

Law fairs
Video interview with a recruitment manager at Ince & Co LLP on making the most of law fairs and how to make a good impression on recruiters.

A brief guide to attending business networking events.

Social media

Ten social media tips for lawyers from The Law Society.
Blog post on the need to be aware of your digital footprint.
Blog post on how to raise the profile of your own legal blogging.

Skills for employability
Learn Higher website provides guidance on commercial awareness, presentation and communication skills, and time management.
Results of Association of Graduate Recruiters 2015 survey.
Both of these websites contain assessment tools to determine how you can work to your full potential in a team

Bruce Tuckman’s 1965 article (‘Developmental Sequence in Small Groups. Psychological Bulletin 63, 384-399) provides further reading on team-working, and details a group development model by which is commonly referred to in business.

Pro bono initiatives

Legal ethics
A recent example of legal ethics in the news.

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